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¿What is the Alliance for Climate Action Argentina?
Created in 2018, the Alliance for Climate Action Argentina (ACAA) is made up of a group of institutions representing various sector of civil society—agriculture, the private sector, municipalities from all over the country, the Province of Santa Fe, NGOs and universities. The ACAA seeks to recognize, catalyze and multiply the will of its members by mobilizing, integrating and scaling up local efforts and actions in order to actively contribute to the Paris Agreement (2015) goal of keeping the average temperature increase below 1.5°C and ensuring the adaptation of our societies, thus starting to close the current gap that separates ambition from implementation of global agreements. This new paradigm calls us to work together to shape a better future! The Alliance endeavors to maximize existing efforts in order to fight against the climate crisis without overlapping efforts with other initiatives in progress. In this sense, the best stakeholders in each sector are brought together to create synergy among them.
To be an inter-institutional alliance, formed by non-state actors (the private sector, the academia, and civil society), provinces, and municipalities, committed to climate action and sustainable development. To work in a collaborative manner to raise climate ambition, leading by example, and bringing together the national public sector and society to promote climate action in Argentina.
To make Argentina face the climate crisis by reaching carbon neutrality and limiting global temperature increase to1.5°C by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.
What has been done
To this day, the ACAA has attended several strategic international events where it expressed its goals and called for more stakeholders to engage in the joint effort. These are some of the events where the Alliance was present: COP24 Poland and COP25 Chile (Madrid), Climate Summits, among others.
In addition, during 2020:
- We contributed to updating the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for Argentina in 2020 based on the “Guidelines”, a document containing the proposals required to reach a new kind of development leading to the transformation of the sectors that contribute most to climate change.
- The consensus achieved among most of the signatories is a milestone for our organization.
- We completed studies about Agriculture and Livestock Farming related to climate change, led by CREA (Regional Agricultural Experimentation Consortiums), which will allow for a clear action strategy for the sector.
- With a very strong participation of RAMCC (Argentine Network of Municipalities Against Climate Change), we have developed mitigation and adaptation plans for 20 municipalities and improvements in the way of quantifying their inventories.
- Together with Fundación Nueva Generación Argentina, events were held in 4 departments in the Province of Santa Fe to catalyze the progress of renewable energies in that place.
- The company node organized and held a successful webinar, with 170 participants, about solid contributions by the private sector in response to the climate crisis.
- The first version of ACAA Baseline was completed, identifying climate actions implemented by the members.