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10:24 AMFelipe Calderon, President of Mexico and Champion of the Earth 2011
Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, put his strong voice for the environment on the world stage since his election in 2006.
He has been praised for his stewardship of international climate change negotiations — most recently as host of the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. The Cancun talks have resulted in several new initiatives and institutions, including the strengthening of the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanisms and the creation of Green Climate Fund, which will manage long-term finance mobilized to enable developing countries to address climate change.
President Calderon has made clear his ambition to make Mexico as world leader on climate action. He is Champion of the Earth 2011, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.