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Funds received will be used, among other things, to establish 7 sustainable forest basins that will reach 7,000 producer families.

The Ministries of Environment and Foreign Relations of the Nation signed an agreement by which our country will receive from the Green Climate Fund an amount of 82 million dollars that will seek to contribute to the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Forests and Climate Change, and compliance with the Determined Contribution at the National Level with emphasis on the guidelines of Law 26,331 (on native forests). Within this framework, the Minister of the Environment, Juan Cabandié, stated that “we are going to use these funds in a period of six years with great responsibility because for us the climate change agenda and preserving the ecosystem services that natural resources provide us is a priority. “

It should be noted that the funds were granted under the payment based on REDD results “, thanks to the fact that the country managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in the 2014-2016 period, reaching a total reduction of more than 165 million tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) equivalent, from the deforestation avoided in the regions of the Chaqueño Park, in the Bolivian Tucuman Jungle, in the Espinal and in the Misionera Jungle.

In Misiones, the provincial government maintains a firm policy of environmental protection and care and, based on this, has been demanding that the Alberto Fernández administration recognize and grant financial compensation to deepen this environmental policy.

Felipe Solá, who was Minister of Foreign Affairs until recently, stated in this regard that “we are demonstrating that sustainable development requires coherent policies at all levels, the commitment of all actors and the adequate mobilization of financial resources.”

And he continued: “Only from that coherence and that participation will we be able to address the structural causes of global warming and propose the best solutions to combat it. From the Foreign Ministry we commit to continue working together with the rest of the ministries and the FAO to strengthen the REDD actions “, with a view to the next COP26”.

The 82 million dollars will contribute, among other actions, to promoting intersectoral integration and will promote the establishment of 7 sustainable forest basins that will reach 7,000 families of producers, communities and workers of wood and forest services; 95 comprehensive community management plans and 92 forest management plans with integrated livestock that will directly benefit 2,900 families from local and indigenous communities; and 6 strategic plans for fire prevention will be implemented at the provincial level.

By Ministry of the Environment of the Nation
Source: Argentina Ambiental

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