During his presentation at the Climate Ambition Summit, Alberto Fernández assured that Argentina will make a “greater commitment” in the fight against climate change and urged world leaders not to evade “the historical responsibility of contributing to a better world.” Argentina reaffirms its commitment to the Paris Agreement and adopts climate change as a state policy,” the president said, and announced that the country will present “with a view to 2030 a target that will limit its greenhouse gas emissions” to a level of 25.7%.
“The planet tells us “basta”. Let us take on the historical responsibility of contributing to a better world. Climate change is a reality that is affecting humanity as a whole and requires immediate and coordinated action by leaders around the world,” he said. Regarding future objectives, he mentioned “achieving carbon-neutral development by 2050” for which “a clear and ambitious National Adaptation and Mitigation Plan” will be developed. Fernandez called for promoting “a high-level dialogue on equitable access to means of implementation, such as financial resources, technology transfer and capacity building for climate commitments”. The Climate Ambition Summit was held five years after the signing of the Paris Agreement and was organized by the UN, the United Kingdom and France, in partnership with Chile and Italy. Some of the representatives who participated were Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping; as well as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.