Category: Argentina

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Argentina Subsidies

Argentina—$13.6 billion in consumption subsidies in 2014 and additional (unknown) subsidies for new oil and gas exploration and development Argentina provided US$ 13.6 billion in fossil fuel subsidies in 2014, based on a comparison of the end-user prices paid by consumers to the full cost of supply. It has provided consumption subsidies for gas and...

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Argentina Survey

Seventy-five percent of those surveyed considered global climate change to be a major threat to their country. Available survey information on climate change attitudes and opinions in Argentina points to one conclusion—Argentinians care about climate change. Although rigorous studies on the subject are not abundant, by piecing together information from various sources we see a...

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Argentina Strategies

Argentina (1) Strengthen country’s Paris Agreement pledge (2) Improve implementation of existing emission reduction policies. Argentina has revised its pledge to the Paris Agreement, and now proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions unconditionally to 483 MtCO2e by the year 2030. This is a revised and improved figure from 570 MtCO2e in the original NDC. The...

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Argentina Renewable Energy

Argentina—No 100% 2050 Commitment Benchmark: 20% by 2025 Although Argentina has made important strides in the domain of renewable energy, there is general consensus that their renewable energy sector needs to be augmented significantly. Argentina has not declared a commitment to reach 100% renewable energy by a certain date. However, earlier this year the Government...

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Argentina Checkup

Argentina—Standing Still In a recent article titled “El país, más activo contra el cambio climático” (The Most Active Country Against Climate Change), Lucas Viano highlights some of the positive steps Argentina has taken since the Paris Agreement. The author cites influential climate experts like Juan Carlos Villalonga to show that the country appears intent to...

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Argentina Emission Reduction Policies

Law 27191 Argentina’s energy production sector is heavily fossil fuel reliant and high emitting. However, the country is attempting to improve its energy matrix through Law 27191, in place since October 2015. The law mandates a rising quota of electricity from renewable sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, and biomass plants. The quota starts at 8%...

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Argentina Extreme Weather Event

Severe Flooding Argentina is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. Because of its large surface area and unique geography, the country is prone to desertification, flooding, drought, volcanic eruptions, heavy snowfalls, landslides, earthquakes, and tornados. The direct impact of climate change has been observed across the country in recent years. Slow and gradual changes such as...

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Argentina Media Organizations

Broadcast Media Televisión Pública Argentina is a large, publicly owned TV station. The channel (specifically its program Ambiente y Medio) produces content specific to ecology and the environment that covers concerns within Argentina and around the world. The channel does not have a specific stance on the Paris Agreement, but much of its content is...

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Argentina Subnational Best Practices

Regions/Provinces/States Jujuy Province—Renewable energy sources will play a crucial role in Argentina’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years. Solar energy is one underdeveloped area that has huge potential. Jujuy province in the northern part of the country, on the border with Chile and Paraguay is set to expand its solar energy...

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Argentina Leaders and Opponents

Government Official Rabbi Sergio Bergman Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development Sergio Bergman wears many hats. He is a rabbi, politician, pharmacist, scholar, writer and activist. In December 2015, he was appointed by President Mauricio Macri as Minister of the newly created Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Bergman is in charge of numerous...

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