08.03.2018

Santa Fe, Argentina

18 cities and towns in Argentina move on climate action as part of the Global Covenant of Mayors

18 cities and towns in Argentina have taken a critical step forward to advance climate action, issuing greenhouse gas inventories as part of their commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

As part of its national climate action plan – or Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Climate Agreement – Argentina aims to keep emissions below 483 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030. Eighteen cities and towns have just taken a critical step to support this goal:

• Carlos Tejedor
• Chacabuco
• Guaminí
• Salliqueló
• San Isidro
• Amstrong
• Carcarañá
• Chañar Ladeado
• Malabrigo
• San Carlos Sud
• Totoras
• Santa Fe
• Arias
• Los Surgentes
• Nogoyá
• Paraná
• Villa Pehuenia
• Godoy Cruz

By submitting comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) these cities are positioning themselves to shape policy and execute targeted action towards low carbon development. These inventories give local governments a clear picture of sources and sectors contributing to greenhouse emissions, enabling them to make informed decisions on how to target their efforts. With over 90 percent of the population living in urban areas, effective climate action across cities and towns Argentina is critical.

The inventories were carried out by the municipal teams with technical support from RAMCC – La Red de Municipios Frente al Cambio Climático, a group coordinating and promoting local climate change policy in Argentine cities and towns – and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, a global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions and member of the GCoM Founders Council.
The inventory process lasted a total of five months – a quick timeframe for this sort of achievement, which involves strengthening data reporting and scoping out the emissions picture for different sectors.

By completing their greenhouse inventories, these 18 cities and towns have accomplished a key step that is part of their commitment to GCoM, an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared vision of promoting voluntary action to combat climate change and build a low emission, resilient society.

To date, over 7,500 cities and towns representing nearly 700 million people worldwide have committed to GCoM, including 80 in Argentina. ICLEI is actively working with cities and towns across its global network to advance on their GCoM commitments and support climate action globally.



 
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