What it's about:
South America’s tri-border region – where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet – is highly exposed to extreme climate and weather events. It suffers from numerous vulnerabilities, including: poverty, economic and political instability, lack of resources and weak infrastructure.
Now the unique ‘Triangle city cooperation’ project has recommended that cities in this region must take precipitous action to reduce their climate change vulnerability and forge more climate-resilient development – to secure the region’s future. The project’s work has led directly to the formation of several tripartite initiatives to shore up the region’s short- and long-term resilience.
Why it's noteworthy:
Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay have signed a pledge to create a Sustainable Development Council for the region where their three borders come together.
The council includes member institutions of the economic, social and environmental development boards of the three countries, as well as other public and private bodies responsible for water and natural resource management.
Furthermore, a new trinational climate science network was launched this month. Made up of professionals and academics of universities, the network intends to continue investigating and discussing solutions to the region’s climate problems. In doing so, it hopes to provide scientific evidence for sound, climate-resilient decision-making in the future.
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