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 production significantly. Following a recent renewable energy auction by the government, the province will see three new 100MW solar energy projects. The geography of Argentina’s northern provinces is especially favorable for solar energy, and it seems that the country is serious about unlocking this untapped resource.

Contact
Fundación EcoAndina
Email: info@ecoandina.org
Telephone: 54 (0388) 4922-275
Website: http://www.ecoandina.org/

Chubut Province—Another renewable energy source that may see significant growth in coming years is wind energy. As of now wind provides only a miniscule percentage of Argentina’s energy. However, the government is looking to wind to help improve its energy matrix and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Like Jujuy, Chubut also benefitted from a recent energy auction. Specifically, three new onshore wind projects will be built by different companies across the province.

Contact
Dr. Héctor Fernando Mattio, Director Centro Regional de Energía Eólica (CREE)
Telephone: (54) 280 4481572
Email: info@eolica.gov.ar

Cities

Buenos Aires—In addition to being the national capital and the site where most climate decisions are made, the city of Buenos Aires is also taking numerous steps to combat climate change. For example, the city has signed the C40 Cities Clean Bus Declaration as well as the Compact of City Mayors—a global coalition of mayors and city officials committed to reducing local greenhouse gas emissions, enhance resilience to climate change and track progress publicly. Furthermore, there are numerous projects and green initiatives underway in the city including improvements to transportation, waste management and energy.

For more about the different actions in Argentina visit: http://carbonn.org/data/report/commitments/?tx_datareport_pi1%5Buid%5D=58

Contact
Cámara Argentina de Energías Renovables
Telephone: 54 (11) 4515-0517
Email: info@cader.org.ar

Greenpeace Argentina
Telephone: (5411) 4551-8811
Email: activismo@infogreenpeace.org.ar

Associations

Red Argentina de Municipios Frente al Cambio Climático (Argentinian Network of Cities Against Climate Change) is an instrument to coordinate and drive local public policies in the fight against climate change. The network has over 100 members.

Contact: http://www.ramcc.net/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=253&Itemid=479