This event made it clear that national alliances integrated by enterprises, local and provincial governments, the academia and civil society, among others, are starting to play a transforming role, accelerating climate action, creating opportunities to raise the ambition for a reduction in emissions and, in turn, meeting the needs of development. The Argentine Alliance was presented by Cristian Feldkamp, Executive Director at CREA, who pointed out: “We shall not rest only upon the government’s actions, we shall take responsibility on the climate crisis by making our own efforts to support the implementation of national commitments.”
The signatories of the Alliance for the Argentine Climate Action (see complete list below) include, considering the Province of Salta, municipalities and cities, 13 million people throughout the country, from Río Grande, located in the Province of Tierra del Fuego, to Iruya, located in the Province of Salta, and account for 30% of the national GDP. The Alliance also includes relevant stakeholders from the financial sector, the private sector and the academia. Likewise, 2000 private agricultural producers participate in the Alliance, representing up to 20% of the production in some commodities through CREA’s network, which promotes climate action on that strategical sector since agriculture and livestock farming, changes on the usage of the soil and silviculture, and other usages of soil (CUSS) are altogether responsible for 39% of the GHG emissions in Argentina and the second emmiter after the energy sector.
Translator: María Belén Dorna
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