Following the enactment of the Law on Air Quality in 2014, Paraguay joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to advance its commitment to reducing short-lived climate pollutants. Paraguay has since demonstrated strong mitigation ambition, leading the ratification of a declaration on SLCP mitigation in the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA), in pursuit of a regional commitment for action. 

Paraguay is represented by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADES), and is involved in the Bricks, Heavy Duty Vehicles, and SNAP Initiatives.  

CCAC activities

Activity | National Planning Hub
Paraguay | Ongoing
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADES) of Paraguay is receiving support from the Coalition's Supporting National Planning (SNAP) Initiative to develop an integrated emission...
Asuncion, Paraguay
Workstream | Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Engines Hub
The Global Strategy to Introduce Low Sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles – the first global plan to reduce small particulate and black carbon emissions from cars, buses and trucks by over 90% by...
The Global Sulfur Strategy

Other activitites

SLCP regulations

  • Law 5211 of 2014 "Air Quality": In its Article 12, mentions the SLCPs as substances to be controlled

  • Decree 12685 of 2008 "Regulations on the Control of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the Use of Alternative Technologies": Sets the registration requirement for import of HFCs and technologies that use
  • Draft Resolution "Establishing permissible air quality parameters": Sets, among other things the air quality limits for emissions of PM2.5 and PM10
  • The Selective Consumption Tax (ISC) to petroleum fuel has the main objective to encourage cleaner fuels

SLCP–related measures

  • Resolution 1148 of 2014 the Ministry of Public Works and Communications "Whereby it is regulated the technical Characteristics to be met the new public transportation units in the metropolitan area of ​​Asuncion" Through this resolution, it is requiring that units of public transportation for the metropolitan area of ​​Asuncion should be new and Euro 3

  • Draft resolution "By which is included tropospheric ozone in the list of controlled substances pollutants, banned and their substitutes", which is waiting for subscription by the Minister of the Environment

Qualitative or quantitative assessment of the expected benefits of these policies and actions (including on climate, health, air quality, and ecosystem health):

  • Resolution 1148 is allowing renew the  public transportation fleet of the metropolitan area of Asunción , which will help to reduce emissions of particulate matter and in the short to medium term will become into direct benefits for air quality and health
  • The purpose of including tropospheric ozone in the list of substances pollutants controlled, is in order that it can measure the levels of this substance in the air, so that after it can to be controlled their production sources


Related resources


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