January 31, 2017
Energy Mexico Oil Gas Power Expo & Congress is an event driven by the private sector of Mexico to discuss the opening of the oil markets; the evolution of the oil and gas markets; strengthening of the electricity system of Mexico; challenges in exploration and production at the global level; and the preliminary balance of the Round 1 and perspectives on the Round 2 energy auctions.
Mario Molina Center Excecutive Director Dr. Francisco Barnés participated today as a moderator of the conference: “Environmental Challenges of the Energy Sector“. Participants to this panel include Rajendra Pachauri, Founder and Principal Advisor of The POP Movement; Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition of the Ministry of Energy of Mexico; Adrián Fernández Bremauntz, President of Climate Initiative Mexico; and Carlos de Régules, Excecutive Director of the National Agency for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection of the Hydrocarbons Sector (ASEA).
The agreement made at the COP 21 in Paris consists of keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2ºC and driving efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels. It also commited countries to produce zero emissions by the second half of the XXI century. These commitments encourage countries to adopt new energy policies, make the private sector look for new investment opportunities and set challenges to the future of global energy.