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The US and Mexico Discuss Reforestation Initiative

  • "We see value in natural solutions related to planting trees, if we look at the climate change agenda, the issue of reforestation is a priority," the U.S. authorities said. | Photo: Twitter/@UWMadisonLS

Published 22 April 2021 (2 hours 56 minutes ago)
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The Mexican president aims to regulate the migratory flow by issuing temporary visas for migrants to work on reforestation for three years and eventually be admitted to the U.S. 
 

The U.S. and Mexico discussed on Thursday the proposal of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to expand a reforestation program to Central America and include migrants in the task. This, as part of the virtual summit on climate change summoned by Joe Biden.

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"We see value in natural solutions related to planting trees; if we look at the climate change agenda, the issue of reforestation is a priority," U.S. authorities said as the replication of the program was accepted.

"Leaders Summit on Climate Change. Morning conference."

However, the inclusion of migrants, one of the critical aspects of the initiative, was rejected since the U.S. counterpart "is not focused on the intersection of issues." 

The Mexican president aims to regulate the migratory flow by issuing temporary visas for migrants to work on reforestation for three years and eventually be admitted to the U.S.

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