First National Dialogue for Argentina

33 participants from across Argentina came together to identify alignments and next steps around UrbanShift project implementation.

date & time
13 Dec 2022, 2:00PM ART
Buenos Aires, Argentina

On December 13, 2022, UrbanShift hosted the first national dialogue for Argentina following the official project launch by the Argentinian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MAyDS) in June 2022. The dialogue promoted communication and coordination between and across levels and areas of government to address climate change, accelerate the implementation of local development priorities and meet the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

A total of 33 participants from the cities of Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Salta, Ushuaia (the five cities engaged in UrbanShift in Argentina),  the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MAyDS), the Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat, the Ministry of Public Works, the Investment and Foreign Trade Bank (BICE), the Bank of the Argentine Nation, National University of Salta, UNEP, WRI and ICLEI Argentina joined this in-person meeting. The dialogue covered a range of broad topics, including identifying challenges and opportunities for integrated urban planning and energy efficiency. Through collaborative discussion, participants brainstormed courses of action around each topic and identified potential alignments across levels of government that will be carried through the project implementation.