The establishments of domestic multi-sector coalitions including private companies, municipalities, investors, academic institutions, civil societies, etc. have been proceeding to drive and accelerate climate action at the domestic level.
On 20th November 2018, Argentina established a new domestic coalition of non-state actors, “The Alianza para la Acción Climatica Argentina (The Argentinean Alliance for Climate Action)”.
“Alliances for Climate Action (ACA)” included in the coalition name is a global network of domestic multi-sector alliances committed to supporting the delivery and enhancement of their countries’ climate goals. JCI is the first coalition participated in ACA, and Mexico* launched a domestic coalition and participated on 16th August 2018. This time, Argentina participated as the third coalition of ACA.
The coalition includes the capital city of Buenos Aires, the third largest city of Santa Fe and leading actors in the banking, private and academic sectors, which represents over 13 million people and 30% in GDP of the country. In the founding declaration, the signatories aim to make their climate action commitments visible, foster the implementation of actions with local adaptation and mitigation benefits and promote collaboration and synergy among them.
Argentina is the presidency of the G20 held at the end of this month and Japan assumes G20 Presidency next July after Argentina. In this crucial period, we are hoping that new collaboration will emerge between the two alliances in the two countries to enhance global climate efforts.
Over 35 Mexican entities – including the University of Guadalajara, the local government of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, the government of the state of Jalisco and the Mexican company Fortius – commit to work hand and hand with the national government to accelerate implementation of its pledge to reduce 22% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and up to 36% with international support.