Political stability, climate-related weather disasters and landmark climate action taken by Mexico in 2012 have been key in initiating a “blaze of climate legislation” in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia and Peru – each of which has this year either passed new policies or announced an intent to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

“The initial piece of the domino effect was Mexico,” says Andrés Ávila Akerberg, who heads the Americas chapter of GLOBE International, the global legislators organisation committed to overseeing the implementation of laws in pursuit ...


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