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Based on data in EPA's Global Anthropogenic Emissions of Non—CO2 Greenhouse Gases report, in 2005, Mexico's estimated anthropogenic methane emissions ranked 6th in the world. Approximately 62 percent of its anthropogenic methane emissions—114.3 MMTCO2E—come from agriculture (manure management), coal mines, municipal solid waste, and natural gas and oil systems.

In June 2013, the Government of the Republic of Mexico published a General Law on Climate Change (PDF, 51 pp, 10.1 MB) (available in Spanish (PDF 44 pp, 458 KB)) that establishes numerous policies and regulations to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. In August 2013, the Government also produced a National Climate Change Strategy (PDF, 60 pp, 9.8 MB) (available in Spanish (PDF 62 pp, 4.3 MB)). The strategy describes a 10-20-40 year vision for the sustainable and equitable management of its natural resources and the use of clean and renewable energies.

De acuerdo con datos provenientes del informe Global Anthropogenic Emissions of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases de la EPA, se calcula que en el 2005 la tasa de emisiones antropogénicas de metano de México lo colocaron en sexto lugar mundial. Aproximadamente el 62 por ciento de sus emisiones antropogénicas de metano —114,3 MMTCO2E— provienen de la agricultura (administración de estiércol), minas de carbón, vertederos y sistemas de gas natural y petróleo.


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