Top Latin American cities commit to Paris Agreement 

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Top Latin American cities including Buenos Aires, Curitiba, Guadalajara, Lima, Medellin, Mexico City, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo revealed their commitment to climate action and pledged to deliver on their share of the Paris Agreement.

These commitments were ratified in Quito, at the launch of the C40 Climate Action Planning Latin America Program.

C40’s Climate Action Planning Latin America Programme provides direct support to the 10 cities in developing long-term climate action plans that align with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The support will include a city advisor based in each city, workshops and trainings, and access to technical advice.

These 10 Latin American cities will take transformational actions to tackle climate change by reducing emissions from transportation, buildings, energy production and waste management while strengthening the ability to deal with the impacts of climate change through adaptation.

The launch event marked the first day of the C40 Regional Academy and was attended by the Mayor of Quito, Mauricio Rodas, senior city representatives of the participating cities and C40 Cities.

“Quito has developed integrated policies to achieve resilient and low carbon development, and we are currently updating the Climate Action Plan 2050,” Mauricio Rodas, mayor of Quito, said.