Argentina – National Planning on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

CCAC Funded

Argentina is increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures, agricultural depletion, and flooding. At the same time, air pollution remains an issue particularly in urban centres such as the capital, Buenos Aires, where short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions from sources such as the transportation, energy production and the household energy sectors leave the population exposed to levels of air pollution, resulting in health risks including breathing problems, chronic diseases and premature mortality.  

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development is working with the Supporting National Planning (SNAP) Initiative and the Stockholm Institute of Environment (SEI) to identify, and quantify for the first time, the magnitude of SLCP emissions in Argentina, and the contribution of major source sectors to these emissions.  


The objective of the support provided by the SNAP Initiative is to provide technical assistance for Argentina to develop an integrated emission inventory covering SLCPs, air pollutants and greenhouse gases. 

What we're doing

Phase I – National SLCP Planning – Ongoing 

In 2018, the Air Quality Division of the Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development of Argentina expressed an interest in receiving support from the SNAP Initiative to develop a black carbon emission inventory. The development of this inventory is the first activity in Argentina to quantify the magnitude of black carbon emissions and the contribution of the source sectors. In addition to black carbon emissions, other SLCPs, air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions were also quantifyied, providing a consistent assessment of the common sources of several pollutants for the entire country.  A copy of an integrated emission inventory covering short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and air pollutants in Argentina can be found in the resources section below.

In 2019, this project was expanded to support Argentina in undertaking national SLCP planning. A workplan is under discussion.