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Uruguay and the European Union announce a pilot project against climate change in the coastal zone

Uruguay and the European Union announce a pilot project against climate change in the coastal zone
Uruguay and the European Union announce a pilot project against climate change in the coastal zone

He Ministry of Environment agreed to move forward with the European Union (EU) in a pilot project against the climate change to generate specific actions in selected sites in the coastal zone.

The Undersecretary of Environment, Gerardo Amarilla, highlighted the degree of progress of the plan sustainability and remembered that “Uruguay contributes very little to the gases of the greenhouse effect, but suffers the consequences of climate change.”

Among these effects, he listed “the increase in storms and the incidence of rising sea levels,” noting that these issues “affect the economy, social activity, housing, tourism, work and the environment.”

“It is important to have these studies to know where to go and where to make investments that reduce the negative impacts,” he concluded. Yellow.

The European Union praised Uruguay for its “tremendous work”

The initiative funded by the EU, through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Aecid), was carried out in coordination with the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI). The AUCI manager said: “We work with the EU and with the Member States, in this case it is with Spain which has a long history of strong structural changes in the country and of having supported strategic guidelines that the country defines.”

“Uruguay It shares democratic values ​​with Spain and is a country that has maintained a State policy independent of the sectors that have been in the government,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union, Markus Handke, He said that the country is doing “tremendous work” on the issue, in coordination with the different actors.

Finally, the Spanish Ambassador, Santiago Jimenez Martin, He stressed that for that country, “Uruguay is a very important hub” and concluded: “Since Montevideo We carry out cooperation throughout the Southern Cone and we have a training centre dedicated to training, it is a laboratory of ideas. For us, it is a fundamental destination for cooperation.”

Source: Ambito

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