RAMCC participated in the First Convention of the Argentine Northwest against Climate Change


07/04/2019

The debate for a carbon-low and climate change-resilient development was specifically addressed to officials with public management responsibilities. A total of forty-three mayors and sixty-three municipalities participated in the event. The event was co-hosted by the Argentine Ministry of Internal Affairs, Public Works and Housing, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change and the Hombre y Hábitat Foundation.

During the opening, the Mayor thanked the speakers for their participation in the event, as well as Minister Marcelo López Arias, Mayors, students, and the audience.  In the event, the importance of hosting this type of conventions was highlighted, and "despite being frequently held in other places of the globe, it is a privilege for Rosario de la Frontera to be the Argentine Northwest venue for dealing with climate change."

In the convention, the topics debated were the impact of climate change in the Argentine Northwest, and the articulation of municipal projects to mitigate its impact. Issues such as energy efficiency, waste management, industrial efficiency and sustainable tourism were also debated.

The Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change was represented in the event by Emanuel Ayala, who commented on the works done on the Greenhouse Gas Inventories and the Climate Action Plans in local governments. The event also counted with the participation of the National Council of Coordination of Social Policies of the Environment Secretariat of Salta, the Environment Secretariat of Salta, the National and Catholic Universities of Salta, Tucumán and Jujuy, the Coordinating Body of the Sustainable Cities Program of Salta, the Argentine Undersecretariat of Touristic Development, the Argentine Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat, the Industrial Union of Salta, and the Salta branch of the Argentine Institute of Industrial Technology, among others.
The closure of the event was in charge of Lucas Delfino, Undersecretary of Municipal Relations for the Argentine Ministry of Internal Affairs, Public Works and Housing, and Soledad Aguilar, National Director against Climate Change.

Translator: Emiliano Estevarena