Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said January 23 that the administration is open to working with the Mexican government on preparing for climate change impacts. The United States is hoping to build on environmental commitments made with Mexico in the Border 2020 initiative, a program designed to address environmental and public health problems along the border. The program created goals for reducing air pollution, improving clean and safe water access, promoting materials and water management, coordinating environmental response, and pursuing environmental stewardship in the region.