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Presidential attention to climate change in Mexico from 1994 to 2018, differentiating the effect of the systemic and governmental agendas

Monday 25 March 2019, 13:00 - 14:00
SEE room 10.125
Dr Arturo Balderas Torres, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)

CCCEP Seminar


It is critical that political leaders remain focused on climate change in order to push forward and implement ambitious policies and actions in the long-term. Based on the content analysis of nearly 1,000 documents published by four Mexican presidents in the last 24 years, we explore how international negotiations and governmental plans impact on presidential attention to climate change from an agenda-setting perspective. Based on our results we explore on options to foster ambitious climate action.


Dr. Arturo Balderas Torres is a postdoctoral researcher and Marie Curie fellow at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) at Leeds.

From April 2017 to March 2019 he worked on the project “e-Lection: evaluating the performance of local climate policies in Mexico (2009-2018)”. In this seminar he will present the main findings of this project and reflect on future steps to increase ambition on local climate action. Arturo holds a Bachelor in Environmental Engineering (ITESO, Mexico) and postgraduate studies in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management (University of York, honours) and in Innovation and Governance for Sustainable Development (University of Twente, honours).