Canadian Environment Minister, Peter Kent, recently traveled to Mexico to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mexico's Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Juan Elvira Quesada. The MOU, signed September 12, 2011, is "to increase cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Mexico's waste management sector" according to the Environment Canada news release.

Minister Kent remarked that "Canada and its continental neighbour has a strong bilateral relationship on environmental issues, and this agreement strengthens our commitment to work together to reduce our emissions. E

nvironment Canada also indicates that "[t]he purpose of this MOU is to provide solutions to help reduce Mexico's methane emissions by diverting organic matter from landfills, capturing methane gas, and using it as a new source of energy".

We'll keep track of this initiative as it develops and will keep you posted.