Uruguay Paris Agreement

El proyecto “Produccién ganadera climéticaamente inteligente y restauracién de suelos en pastizales uruguayos” (GCP/URU/034/GFF), conocido como “Ganadera y Clima” implemented desde marzo de 2019… NAP-Cities acts as a learning mechanism to test the collaboration of central and local governments in urban policy. He is also working with the ministry to integrate climate issues into environmental, territorial, water and housing policies. The NAP-Cities project is just one of several initiatives Uruguay is implementing to improve sustainability in its cities. Over the past three years, the country will take action to reduce vulnerability to the effects of climate change, by developing adaptability and resilience in cities, infrastructure and urban environments, and by facilitating the integration of climate change adaptation into relevant, new and existing policies, programs and activities. The project focuses in particular on development planning processes and strategies that apply to cities and local plans. The stable nature of its economic and political systems has enabled the government to develop public strategies to combat climate change and move towards carbon-neutral development. The national contribution (hereafter referred to as NDC) aims to participate in the provisions of the Paris Agreement and to promote adaptation and mitigation measures in Uruguay… Over the past decade, the country has been much more frequently and more often confronted with floods and droughts than in previous years. In 2015, 20,000 people were displaced from the Salto, Paysanda and Artigas regions, causing economic damage and loss. Once again this year, a prolonged period of drought has resulted in considerable losses in the agricultural sector, which, together with tourism, accounts for a significant part of the Uruguayan economy. Its objective is to develop the adaptability and resilience of urban centres and the people who live there, to protect infrastructure and the urban environment, and to integrate adaptation into national and local planning.

Uruguay is vulnerable to climate change. The coast is more than 680 kilometres long and about 70 per cent of the population lives nearby. And most of the country — 93% — lives in urban areas. 24 May 2018, Uruguay – “The integration of adaptation in cities, infrastructure and local planning into the Uruguay project” (NAP-Cities) was launched on 24 May 2018 under the leadership of the Uruguayan Ministry of Housing, Land Development and Environment (MVOTMA) with the support of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). To advance the NAP process for urban areas, the Uruguayan government is implementing the NAP-Cities project, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Land Management and Environment and implemented by UNDP Uruguay.