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Mendoza, Argentina

The City of Mendoza commits to promote the Climate Change Laboratory. (ARCMD0003)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Action plan – Mendoza, Argentina, 2021 – 2023

Inception Report: Not available

Commitment Start: Aug 2021
Commitment End: Jul 2022

Institutions involved:

  • Dirección de Gobierno Abierto y Participación Ciudadana
  • Subsecretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible
  • Universidad Juan Agustín Maza

Primary Policy Area: Digital Governance

Primary Sector: Environment & Climate

OGP Value:

  • Civic Participation

Description

Commitment ID

ARCMD0003

Commitment Title

The City of Mendoza commits to promote the Climate Change Laboratory.

Problem

The nature/society relationship is indissoluble. The health of our environments directly conditions the well-being of our societies. Considering that many problems that historically affected our societies were generated from environmental impacts, we understand that one of the best ways to preserve human health is to promote the protection of nature. This is why the paradigm of sustainability is a non-negotiable requirement in current times. The positioning of this concept as a central and transversal policy to all public policies implemented by the municipal government is a strategy to guarantee a sustainable urban development model. From the municipality we understand the emergency situation linked to climate change, and we express the need to work urgently, immediately and sustainably on this great challenge that unites us as a society.

Status quo

Within the framework of the Declaration of Climate Emergency and the triple impact management implemented by Mayor Ulpiano Suarez, the Deliberative Council approved the Local Climate Action Plan (PLAC) of the City of Mendoza. It will be taken as a reference to advance, according to these guidelines, in the consolidation of a sustainable city model. This plan is structured in eight chapters grouped in Introduction, Climate Governance and Climate Action Plan. Among the topics addressed in each section are the general concepts related to global warming and climate change; the physical and socio-environmental profile of the City of Mendoza, its current scenario and future trend without actions; the reasons for the Declaration of Climate Emergency; inventories of greenhouse gases in the City; the importance of permanent monitoring in air, water, risk, threat, vulnerability.

Action

The Climate Change Laboratory of the City of Mendoza (CCMZALAB) is the platform for experimentation, design and innovation for the development of sustainable public policies to provide local solutions of triple impact to the global scourge of climate change. The CCMZALAB aims to generate a space for co-creation, co-design, experimentation and testing between municipal officials and universities that participate in the Climate Change Committee together with other actors such as businessmen and civil society referents that have an impact on environmental issues, being a key element to generate collaborative responses to current environmental challenges.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem described above?

The result is innovative prototypes arising from the collaborative experience in the public policy design process, developed with greater consensus and citizen participation. In this way, the Laboratory works synergistically from the dynamics of collaboration and innovation, making it possible to arrive at agile and effective solutions to the complex challenges posed by the consequences of climate change worldwide.

What long-term goal as identified in your Open Government Strategy does this commitment relate to?

The Climate Change Laboratory of the City of Mendoza (CCMZALAB) provides local triple impact solutions to the global scourge of climate change, one of the 3 legs of the triple impact. In this way, the Laboratory works synergistically from the dynamics of collaboration and innovation, making it possible to arrive at agile and effective solutions to the complex challenges posed by the consequences of climate change worldwide.

Primary Policy Area

Digital Governance

Primary Sector

Environment & Climate

What OGP value is this commitment relevant to?

Civic Participation Because they result in innovative prototypes arising from the collaborative experience in the public policy design process, developed with greater consensus and citizen participation.

Milestones

2 Milestones
1

PUBLIC ACCESS REPOSITORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE-RELATED ACADEMIC PRODUCTIONS

Start Date08/2021
End Date07/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
2

EXPANDED ROUNDTABLE ON CITIZEN PARTICIPATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Start Date08/2021
End Date12/2021
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete


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