08 February 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina- The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Argentina (CIFAL Argentina) held a conference on “Green Climate Fund” in San Vicente, Argentina. Its main objective was to present a partnership scheme between the private sector, local government, civil society organizations and the Carbon Fund to promote measures that reduce carbon emissions.

Climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods are severe, pervasive and irreversible worldwide. Continued and increased carbon emissions are expected to harm and contribute to the deterioration of the environment. In fact, according to the Green Climate Fund, “the current trajectory of Greenhouse gas emissions rates will cause global temperatures to increase by 4°C by the end of this century”.

The Green Climate Fund was established at the 16th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2010. Besides the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, this Fund also aims at adapting to the impacts of climate change.

CIFAL Argentina is working towards the reduction of carbon emissions through the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 17, which seeks to create partnerships in order to reach the successful achievement of the Goals.

This conference convened 83 participants, including government officials, private sector representatives and civil society members. One of the most relevant outcomes of this event was the creation of a space to continue working towards the reduction of carbon emissions following an articulated and multi-stakeholder approach.

Photo 1: Speakers at the Conference on “Green Climate Fund” in San Vicente, Argentina.

Photo 2: Mr. Rodolfo Tarraubella, Director of CIFAL Argentina, during his presentation on climate change.

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