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Policies, measures and actions on climate change and
environmental protection in the context of COVID-19 recovery.

El Salvador El Salvador

Last update2 Sept. 2020


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

2.Cross-cutting measures

  • Citizens' lives (behaviour change) / employment

    The 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.
    ContactEstación Verde
  • Citizens' lives (behaviour change) / employment

    Telework 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.
    ContactMinisterio de Medio Ambiente

3.Other environmental measures

  • Measures related to ecosystem services / biodiversity / land use / agriculture

    Environmental 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.
    ContactMinisterio de Medio Ambiente
  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    San 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.
    ContactMinisterio de Medio Ambiente