The Embassy of Italy to Mexico has organised a conference on the relationship between the private sector and climate change. The event, entitled “Private sector and climate change: how can we play an active part in the global energy transition?” took place in Mexico City on 20 July.
Topics discussed included the impact of climate change on the private sector and the adoption of sustainability criteria in the production processes that will increasingly determine competition conditions for businesses. One aim of the conference was to provide practical suggestion on how the private sector can play an active role in the global energy transition and promote sustainable development.
In Ambassador Luigi De Chiara’s view, Italy “intends to raise its profile in Mexico in the sector of the green and circular economy, where there are huge opportunities”. Ambassador De Chiara observed that the conference was “extremely topical and timely, considering the announcement by the United Stated on the opening of a procedure against Mexico on its energy policy under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). It also follows on from the first edition of the Rimini-based Italian Exhibition Group’s ECOMONDO fair in Leon, which took place last week”.
Participants in the debate included Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Simone Lucatello, member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).