Policies, measures and actions on climate change and
environmental protection in the context of COVID-19 recovery.
- Emergency measures in the short term (a few months to one year) to address concerns that have directly emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and may include forced action.
- Socioeconomic measures in the medium term (one to a few years) with an environmental and climate focus to “build back better” from COVID-19, and usually involves planned, intentional action.
- Paradigm shifts and measures in the long term (more than a few years to a few decades) toward redesigning current socioeconomic and sociocultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.
1.Climate mitigation measures
Transition to renewable energyResponse Recovery RedesignPreliminary drafts environmental and social impact studies (EIAS) Chinameca and San Vicente Geothermal Fields
The generation of electrical energy from the geothermal resource in these fields will collaborate to meet the objectives of the National Energy Policy, and at the same time responds to the need to achieve a sustainable economic recovery in El Salvador, after the crisis caused by the pandemic of COVID-19.Reference http://www.lageo.com.sv/index.php?art=1024&title=Borradores%20preliminares%20estudios%20de%20impacto%20ambiental%20y%20social%20(EIAS)%20Campos%20Geot%E9rmicos%20Chinameca%20y%20San%20Vicente&lang=esContact LAGEO
Industry sectorResponse Recovery RedesignACTIONS IN SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK WITH SUPPORT FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION, THROUGH EUROCLIMA +
"Support for the formulation of Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Central American Agriculture"
In El Salvador, a thousand ranchers will participate in socialization and information on sustainable low-carbon livestock practices. In addition, 200 Salvadorans, women and men dedicated to very small-scale livestock will receive direct technical assistance, to learn about and implement silvopastoral systems.Reference https://www.marn.gob.sv/el-salvador-incrementa-acciones-en-ganaderia-sostenible-con-apoyo-de-la-union-europea-a-traves-de-euroclima/Contact Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
2.Climate adaptation measures
OthersResponse Recovery RedesignPlan Nacional de Cambio Climático.
Valid from 2022 to 2026, it expresses in eleven components the strategic actions for the climate management of the country and the inter-institutional coordination in the public administration to achieve the proposed goals.
OthersResponseContribuciones Nacionalmente Determinadas de El Salvador.
NDC Update january, 2022. Establishes mitigation and adaptation goals through 21 proposed measures in eight sectors (energy, hydroelectric generation and transportation, AFOLU/Agriculture, biodiversity, water resources, infrastructure, sanitation and waste, and health), which the country commits to comply with in order to contribute to reach the global objective of temperature increase below two degrees.Reference https://cidoc.marn.gob.sv/documentos/contribuciones-nacionalmente-determinadas-de-el-salvador/
OthersResponse Recovery RedesignPlanes Sectoriales para la Implementación de las Contribuciones Nacionalmente Determinadas de El Salvador.
12 sector plans for the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), which contain 32 measures with 54 results and 138 strategic actions, with which adaptation and mitigation are oriented in the short term for the energy, hydroelectric generation and transportation sectors , AFOLU/Agriculture, biodiversity, water resources, infrastructure, sanitation and waste, and health.
Quantification of climate fund needs: $1,050 million dollars.
Citizens’ lives (behaviour change) / employmentResponse Recovery RedesignThe first environmental podcast and radio space in El Salvador
In pod cast they talk about climate change, wildlife, biodiversity and many other topics, but the most important thing is that they are going to contribute to food security in the most vulnerable communities, sharing the weather forecast, for places where they do not have access to television. and Internet.Contact Estación Verde
Citizens’ lives (behaviour change) / employmentResponse Recovery RedesignTelework Regulation Law
Teleworking was approved by the Legislative Assembly on March 20 through the Telework Regulation Law. The law is applicable for both the public and private sectors, and according to its article 4 it can be categorized in various ways, such as according to where the work is performed: Self-employed, Mobile and Supplementary, and also according to the setting of time and working hours this may have two sub-modalities, Connected Teleworking and Disconnected Teleworking.Reference https://www.asamblea.gob.sv/sites/default/files/documents/decretos/384052FA-7820-4835-A5F9-AF8150684D71.pdfContact Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
4.Other environmental measures
Measures related to ecosystem services / biodiversity / land use / agricultureResponse Recovery RedesignEnvironmental zoning guidelines and land uses of the La Unión Golfo de Fonseca unit
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has carried out an environmental zoning in order to define the regulations and / or guidelines, as well as the action filings that allow the environmental protection of the union unit - Golfo Fonseca, guaranteeing that the activities, works and projects do not undermine the sustainability of the ecosystems present in the area.
Reference http://cidoc.marn.gob.sv/documentos/directrices-de-zonificacion-ambiental-y-los-usos-del-suelo-de-la-unidad-la-union-golfo-de-fonseca/Contact Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumptionResponse Recovery RedesignSan Salvador the city of new ideas: practical guide for solid waste management
How can we help avoid polluting the capital? To practice the 5Rs. Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Collect and refuse. Responsible consumption. Another waste separation option. Infringements and sanctions. How does the solid waste collection system work in the municipality of San Salvador.Reference http://cidoc.marn.gob.sv/documentos/san-salvador-la-ciudad-de-las-nuevas-ideas-guia-practica-para-el-manejo-de-los-desechos-solidos/Contact Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
OthersResponse Recovery RedesignPolítica Nacional de Medio Ambiente.
Valid from 2022 to 2026, It defines as one of its general objectives the incorporation of sustainability criteria in the development model in the face of major climatic and environmental challenges.
Climate changeResponse Recovery RedesignNational Climate Outlook: August to November 2020 PeriodReference http://cidoc.marn.gob.sv/documentos/perspectiva-nacional-del-clima-periodo-agosto-a-noviembre-2020/Contact Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
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