THE GOVERNMENT OF BAJA CALIFORNIA IMPLEMENTS PROGRAMS TO FACE CLIMATE CHANGE: SPA

With the objective of creating general awareness about climate change and the importance of monitoring progress towards environmental goals, the State Administration headed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, through the Secretariat of Environmental Protection (SPA) and in coordination with The Climate Group, inaugurated the “Workshop for Capacity Development and Identification of Climate Change Needs in Baja California”.

This was reported by the head of the SPA, Thelma Castañeda Custodia, who said that the general objective of the event is to raise awareness about climate change and the importance of monitoring progress towards climate goals, as well as to establish a basic understanding of the relevance and Key elements of inventories on Greenhouse Gas emmissions (GHG) and monitoring the mitigation activities among others.

“The Government of Baja California is committed to carrying out actions that contribute to climate change, which is why we organized this binational event that brings together leading environmental specialists who address issues of great interest, so we will continue working on the State Program of Action before the climatic change and in the elaboration of the State Atlas, tool for the prevention of risks and adaptation of the population and vulnerable sectors, “said the state official.

The State Administration is committed to contributing to keep the average global temperature below 2 ° C in the face of climate change, as well as to promote projects for the generation of wind power, which contribute to the reduction of GHG by consumption of fossil fuels.

Currently the state agency is working on the first stage of the Vulnerability Atlas of Risks to climate change, this being a tool for risk prevention and adaptation of the population and vulnerable sectors, in addition to a Vehicle Verification Program.

In Baja California, there is an air quality monitoring system that helps to keep the population informed about health risks, as a preventive measure to adapt to air pollutants. In 2018 it began with the implementation of a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR), which allows for an integrated record of emissions from all sectors, among other environmental actions that benefit the population.

“The Climate Group, is a nonprofit organization that works with companies and government leaders from around the world to address climate change, which has programs that focus on renewable energies and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions”, explained Castañeda Custodia.

Source: Gobierno del Estado de Baja California

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