La Red C40 prestará apoyo técnico al Plan de Acción Climático de Medellín

Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga, Mayor of Medellín, accompanied by Manuel Olivera, regional director for Latin America of C40 presented the planning framework to develop the Climate Action Plan of Medellín to the members of the Metropolitan Environmental Council – CAM. This plan will guide the adaptation and mitigation actions against climate change in the city – region until 2020.

C40 Cities is an international network which connects 100 cities around the world. They combine efforts to take actions for climate and lead the way for a healthier and more sustainable future.

Medellín was included in a prioritized list of cities to receive technical assistance by C40 for its progress in initiatives related to the protection of the environment such as electric mobility, the air quality pact and green corridors. A Climate Action Plan compatible with the Paris Agreement is expected by the middle of the second semester of 2019.

The capital of Antioquia joined the C40 in 2016. Since then, the Environment Secretariat of the Medellín Mayor’s Office and the Agency for Cooperation and Investment of Medellín and the Metropolitan Area coordinate the city’s participation in the Network.

“I am convinced that taking action against climate change is no longer an option, it is imperative. Therefore, Medellín has made great progress in this purpose. The Pact for Air Quality, our electric mobility strategy, the creation of green spaces, among others, are some of the projects that demonstrate our commitment and that of our citizens to the city’s environment. Let’s continue working together for our cities, proposing great actions aiming to meet the Paris Agreement,” said the Mayor of Medellín, Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga.

Since May this year, Mayor Federico Gutiérrez represents Medellín and is vice president of this international network. Also, together with the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile, the city represents the Latin America chapter.

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