Lujan Grisham touts New Mexico’s progress during Climate Change Summit

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks virtually during the Leaders Summit on Climate, April 22, 2021.

New Mexico’s efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, namely from its oil and gas extraction industry, was discussed on the global level as the administration of President Joe Biden convened an international climate change summit Thursday on Earth Day.

The virtual summit included at least 40 world leaders and was planned to continue into the following day as leaders discussed the need for a worldwide strategy to fight pollution and reduce man-made impacts such as global warming that many feared could devastate the environment and ecological balance of the Earth.

Biden was expected to unveil a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 and use the event to solicit advise and collaboration from world leaders to achieve such a target.