Argentina’s City of Avellaneda in the Santa Fe province becomes the latest signatory to ICLEI’s 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Energy Compact, and the newest participant of the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network!
Avellaneda is actively participating and showcasing its climate and energy action and ambition in Argentina. It is an active participant of projects such as the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap project where it was selected as the deep-dive region, meaning it receives extensive support in developing its roadmap to reach 100% renewable energy use in its territory by 2050. As a city with 100% access to electricity, its goal now is to transition its energy supply towards renewables, taking advantage of its position as a center for agriculture and associated industries.
Extensive energy modelling shows that it is possible to achieve 100% renewable energy use in the city, with bioenergy expected to play a significant role, owing to the presence of resources such as manure, and industrial, household and agricultural waste that can be used to produce biogas and biofuels. Collaboration with industries and households can also be a way to increase the uptake of solar energy and other renewable alternatives to fossil fuels.
Joining the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Energy Compact and the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network will give it additional visibility to attract resources to makes its renewable energy transition possible, while also providing access to peer exchange opportunities and knowledge sharing with other committed local and regional governments.
Through the Energy Compacts, launched at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021, Avellaneda will also be able to access the Energy Compact Action Network and other assistance from UN-Energy. This will allow for cooperation with other Energy Compacts, all with the interest in achieving SDG7 by 2030 and enhancing its energy action.
To follow in Avellaneda’s footsteps and join the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Energy Compact, or the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.