Daniel Quintero announces that they will stop selling gasoline cars in Medellín and warns from when

The mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero, participates in the United States in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting, in which cooperation alliances are established between leaders of the public and private sectors and civil society, and topics such as climate resilience are discussed. From that meeting he sent a message with news that will change the daily life of many paisas in a few years.

“As of 2035 in Medellín there will be no sale of gasoline vehicles. This is one more step for our planet, for its future”, assured Quintero. The mayor outlined in a video post that climate change is the greatest challenge facing the planet and that the capital of Antioquia is one of the cities most affected by this phenomenon.

He assured that 22% of greenhouse gases come from this sector and that is why they want not only to reduce them, but also to inspire “other governments to join this crusade”.

The event is attended by leaders of the relevance of the Pakistani activist Mala Yousafzai; Also present is former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; businesswoman Melinda Gates; the queen consort of Jordan, Rania Al Abdullah; the director of the UN, Tedros Adhanom, and the director of the FAO, Qu Dongyu.

Quintero has a presentation on the proposals and solutions of Medellin to handle problems of global importance, such as the mitigation of climate change and the adaptation to the climatic phenomenon.

It should be noted that Quintero’s trip will coincide with that of President Gustavo Petro to New York. President Petro also made a very environmental speech. He defended the Amazon rainforest and raised the need for the world to fight for its preservation. The most critical point of his words was about the fight against drugs. He assured that this war has failed and spoke of world hypocrisy to defeat this evil.

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World Bank will promote adaptation and actions to combat climate change in Latin America

The World Bank will help Latin America and the Caribbean face the climate crisis by promoting adaptation strategies and combating the phenomenon, according to a roadmap presented this Wednesday.

Latin America and the Caribbean generates only 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but this percentage could rise if no action is taken, warns the World Bank.

Climate change is already causing economic damage in the region by increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. And it threatens to drag between 2.4 million and 5.8 million people in this part of the world into extreme poverty by 2030, the report says.

Infrastructure damage caused by these phenomena costs more than 1% of GDP to the region, and up to 2% of annual GDP in several Central American countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Panama.

Climate change has negative impacts on most crops, thus affecting food security. As an example, the World Bank points out that in Argentina, droughts could cause soybean yield losses of up to 50% by 2050.

Given this panorama, the World Bank proposes to establish long-term strategies, based on its Climate Action Plan 2021-2025, which has set a goal of spending an average of 35% of loans on climate finance over five years.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the focus is on adaptation, on “long-term resilience” to “get out of the frequency and intensity of extreme effects” and not have huge economic losses, said Ana Bucher, a specialist in Environment at the World Bank, during a virtual press conference.

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The World Bank’s climate priorities in the region are agriculture, food systems, energy, transportation and cities.

Without concerted action, by 2050, more than 17 million people in the region could be forced to movewhich could increase the urban population by up to 10%, estimates the report.

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