Así lo hizo a través de la secretaria de Cambio Climático, Desarrollo Sostenible e Innovación, Cecilia Nicolini, en el marco de su viaje a República Dominicana donde mantuvo una robusta agenda ambiental.
This was done through the Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation, Cecilia Nicolini, in the framework of her trip to the Dominican Republic, where she maintained a robust environmental agenda.
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Nation, led by Juan Cabandié, participated in a day of activities within the framework of the XI Ibero-American Conference of Ministers of the Environment and Climate Change, and the Latin American Climate Week and the Caribbean, along with representatives from more than 20 countries and international organizations.
In the morning, Cecilia Nicolini, Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation of the National Environment portfolio, intervened in the session where the final declaration of the aforementioned conference was agreed. It included commitments such as carbon neutrality and a mention, promoted by Argentina, of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, better known as Escazu Agreement.
“Dialogue with society is perhaps the most important tool we have to guarantee transitions towards sustainable development that are truly just. Therefore, we work to incorporate the agreement in the declaration. Escazú is more than a pioneering tool in terms of environmental protection. It is a human rights treaty,” the secretary mentioned, in relation to said legal instrument, ratified by 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Likewise, the official added: “Another important advance is that Argentina will accompany countries such as Spain, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia and Brazil in the drafting of the Ibero-American Environmental Charter, which will be presented next year at the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government”.
On the other hand, during the day of activities of the Climate Week in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Secretary of Climate Change presented the perspectives of the country in a round table with authorities from the governments of the region and international agencies.
There he stated: “The countries with the highest incomes still owe their commitment to transfer 100 billion dollars. And entities such as the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Green Climate Fund (FVC) and the Adaptation Fund ( FA), are undercapitalized. We need more agile and robust financing mechanisms that take into account our particularities and allow us to promote transitions that leave no one behind.”
These participations are added to the work agenda that the Secretary for Climate Change maintained on Monday, during the first day of the XI Ibero-American Conference, in discussion tables on strategic lines for environmental action such as the comprehensive management of resources water resources, the conservation of biodiversity and the protection of the oceans.
In addition, the Argentine delegation was made up of the general director of Projects with External Financing and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Martín Illescas, and the coordinator of the National Climate Change Office, Carlos Amanquez.