First Plenary Session of the ACAA

Held at CREA’s venue, the first plenary session of the Alliance for Climate Action Argentina has started the strengthening process of the initiative, the identification of common goals, and the preparation of a work plan for this movement which seeks to design and implement coordinated, joint actions contributing to the prompt compliance of Argentina’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Created by Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Fundación Avina, the Alliance for Climate Action Argentina is a movement of key actors, made up of universities, provincial and municipal governments, companies and representatives of civil society, who have demonstrated real commitment to climate action. These actors intend to catalyze their impact and commitment by designing and implementing coordinated joint actions which support prompt compliance of Argentina’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Moreover, the Alliance seeks to produce knowledge, opportunities and examples to start bridging the current gap between ambition and implementation of global agreements.

Globally, the Alliances for Climate Action were created as a consequence of the Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, when the signatory nations undertook to make ambitious efforts to fight against climate change and adapt to its effects. Achieving compliance will urgently require full mobilization of the global community in order to ensure that the temperature does not rise more than 1.5°C. The Alliances for Climate Action (ACAs) are a global initiative supported by WWF, Fundación Avina, CDP, C40, CAN, The Climate Group and We Mean Business. These Alliances aim to bring together and strengthen local stakeholders to expedite the transition towards low-carbon, climate-resilient societies by implementing and accelerating Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). During 2018, Alliances were formed in Mexico, Japan, and Argentina, and soon after in Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa. In 2019, new countries joined.

The Alliance for Climate Action Argentina has three policy briefs about climate for COP26.