Mexico to Participate in Zero-Emission, Wastewater InitiativesBy Emilio Aristegui | Thu, 09/15/2022 - 16:00
The 2022 High-Level Economic Dialogue between Mexico and the US fostered vital agreements on zero-emission vehicles for 2030, investments to address wastewater issues in the Mexico-US border and other infrastructure projects.
“In collaboration with the University of California, industry representatives and academics, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations established a Transport Electrification Working Group to support the US and Mexican automotive industries’ transition to the production of electric vehicles,” explained the US White House.
Mexico agreed to the collective goal of producing 50 percent of zero-emission vehicles by 2030. The country will now become a vital participant in the US’s 2022 Supply Chain Ministerial Forum.
Both countries addressed the longstanding wastewater issues that continue to represent major challenges for Tijuana, Baja California, and San Diego, California. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Mexican National Water Council (CONAGUA) agreed to sign a statement of intent to pour a US$474 million investment for priority projects in the region that involves ocean and Tijuana River water. The projects will focus on addressing the transboundary pollution that affects both cities.
“The two governments committed to invest in border infrastructure and modernization projects through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which dedicates US$3.4 billion for 26 major construction and modernization projects at land ports of entry on both US borders and Mexico’s commitment during the July meeting of our presidents to invest US$1.5 billion in border infrastructure between 2022-2024,” explained the White House.
Mexico and the US focused on four pillars to improve and develop the region: fostering a proper regional business environment, deploying advanced technologies, enhancing resilience in supply chains between both countries and promoting lawful trade and travel.
“The HLED provides a platform for the US and Mexico to leverage their strong economic integration to foster regional prosperity, expand job creation, promote investment in our people, and reduce inequality and poverty,” reads the White House’s press release.