United Nations Development Programme congratulates El Salvador on its commitment to comply with the Paris Agreement

The regional director of UNDP, Luis Felipe López-Calva, highlighted the leadership of the government of President Bukele after updating El Salvador of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

«We congratulate El Salvador, and the leadership of President Nayib Bukele, for the presentation of the new NDCs in compliance with the Paris Agreement and their commitment to reduce emissions and strengthen resilience and adaptation,» — said López Calva.

In this sense, the NDC presented by the government of President Nayib Bukele through the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources covers adaptation measures to climate change in the fields of agriculture, health, sanitation, solid waste, transportation, and hydroelectric generation.

For his part, the Minister of the Environment, Fernando López, highlighted the country’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

«El Salvador points to reforms of institutional regulations to improve the capacity to face the problem of climate change and its negative effects; in addition to establishing the required means of implementation, in terms of financing; technology development and transfer; training, and capacity building at the individual and institutional level for climate action» — he added.

In this regard, UNDP highlights El Salvador’s commitment, as it pays special attention to strengthening the arrangements regarding public finances, mechanisms and instruments for implementation, monitoring and verification of results; preparation and execution of implementation plans, and the development of an intersectoral articulation approach.