Progress on achieving SDG 6
2020 Voluntary National Review
Argentina reported that it has increased spending on SDG 6 by $8.6 million pesos, slightly increased interjurisdictional basin organizations, and has enacted the Climate Change Law which led to an increase in protected areas and the creation of marine reserves. However, Argentina reported challenges with greening their energy sector due to underfunding and an increase of protected areas.
Argentina reported that 87% of the urban population would have access to water through the public network and that 58% of the urban population already has access to sewers. These numbers are estimates made by the National Program for Drinking Water and Sanitation as of 2015. Argentina noted having begun further developing the indicators for monitoring as a level II and III priority in 2019.
Argentina highlighted the commitments it has made to developing comprehensive, inclusive and sustainable plans for the country - plans which are in line with the 2030 Agenda. These commitments involve the development of six sectoral plans in forests, transport, agriculture, industry, energy and infrastructure, which incorporates linkages with SDG 12, 13, 14 and 15. Similarly, the country’s National Plan for Drinking Water and Sanitation encompasses 4 axes that work towards goals 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3, and the National Irrigation Plan of the Republic of Argentina outlined a new goal to double the irrigated area to reach four million hectares by the year 2030.
Read the full report here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/26364VNR_2020_Argentina_Report_Spanish.pdf
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