The State Congress approved the initiative to reform the Baja California Climate Change Prevention, Mitigation, and Adaptation Law, presented by Congresswoman Daylin García Ruvalcaba.
The representative of the Movimiento Ciudadano explained when arguing in his presentation that climate change affects all the countries of the world, with a negative impact on the national economy and people’s lives, “if we do not act, in the future the consequences will be worse.”
The essence of the legislative reform, the lawmaker assured, is to guarantee the right to a healthy environment, intergenerational equity and sustainable development in the face of climate change.
García Ruvalcaba recalled that 2019 was the second hottest year on record and marked the end of the hottest decade ever recorded.
Also, the representative said that the level of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases increased to record levels that year.
As weather systems change, sea levels rise and weather events become more extreme, the document says.
The representative mentioned that climate change is a reality that causes environmental and social problems that must be faced, most of which are created and inherited by human actions, such as the growth of cities, exploitation of natural resources, pollution.of water and air etc.
“It is not only a human right to enjoy an adequate environment, but it is also a human right to have access to environmental justice, that is, the possibility of obtaining a quick and complete solution from the authorities of a legal conflict. environmental nature,” recalled the lawmaker.
Regarding the current conditions, he explained that they need to update or change institutions to create synergies, properly coordinate their activities, promote a public administration with greater accountability for implementation of government plans and programs, the legislator concluded.
In this way, the initiative to reform the aforementioned law was approved by adding section X to article 2, with 21 votes in favor, 0 against and 0 absent.