Support to the preparation of a Long-Term Strategy for Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Resilient Development in Uruguay

This action will support the preparation of Uruguay's Long-Term Strategy (LTS), contributing to progress towards the achievement of its climate targets and the development of its long-term climate policies.

The transition to a climate neutral society is both an urgent challenge and an opportunity to build a better future for all. Euroclima+ support in the development of Uruguay's LTS aims to agree upon and make explicit Uruguay's vision on climate change at mid-century, in terms of GHG emissions and adaptation and resilience. Furthermore, it aims to achieve an alignment of action in key areas while ensuring social equity for a just transition.

Through the development of this action, Euroclima+ expects to facilitate the design and implementation of medium- and short-term actions and the definition of climate change objectives, which will be reflected in the successive Nationally Determined Contributions. It is intended that this Strategy will be strongly linked to other sectoral and cross-cutting public policies, thus ensuring that the country's vision of sustainable development in 2050 is promoted from different areas of the Government. As an ultimate goal, this action seeks to achieve the goal of decarbonisation and resilience for a prosperous, sustainable and inclusive Uruguay.

Expected results


Waste and Industrial Processes and Product Use to 2050

Update of GHG scenarios and trajectories in the Waste, Industrial Processes and Product Use sectors to 2050

Development of GHG emissions and removals trajectories in the Waste and IPPU Sectors to 2050. The categories being worked on for the development of emissions trajectories are Urban Solid Waste Disposal in the INGEI Waste Sector and Cement Production in the INGEI Industrial Processes and Product Use Sector (IPPU), the latter being much less significant in total national emissions.

Vision to 2050 for adaptation in Uruguay

Developing a 2050 vision for adaptation in Uruguay

Development of the section on Adaptation, Resilience and Risk Reduction, which will include an overview and achievable targets for adaptation, resilience and climate risk reduction by 2050 in Uruguay, considering one or more intermediate milestones. It identifies critical issues that need to be addressed to enhance the country's future adaptive capacities in its main sectors, territorial scopes and social dimensions, as well as synergies with GHG mitigation.

Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses

Update of GHG scenarios and trajectories in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Sector

Support to the preparation of GHG emissions and removals scenarios for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use sector to 2050. The AFOLU sector is responsible for 75% of GHG emissions in Uruguay and 100% of CO2 removals. For this reason, the AFOLU sector is central to the success of a low-carbon development strategy. Among the main categories identified in the analysis for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector are methane (CH4) emissions due to Enteric fermentation of cattle and sheep; direct and indirect nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from managed soils; CO2 emissions/removals from living biomass in Forest Land; CO2 emissions/removals from soil organic carbon in Croplands and CO2 emissions/removals from soil organic carbon in Grasslands.

Cross-cutting considerations in the vision for 2050

Analysis of cross-cutting considerations in the vision for 2050, including gender perspective, intergenerational, cultural change and just transition approaches.

Elaboration of inputs on cross-cutting considerations aimed at strengthening Uruguay's long-term strategy. These cross-cutting considerations cover social and economic/commercial aspects. Among the social aspects, the aim is to incorporate the issues of employment, gender and generations (framed in the concept of Just Transition), and in particular to analyse how these issues influence the GHG emissions and climate change adaptation scenarios, as well as to analyse the effect of the scenarios under development on these issues. Critical issues are identified that could result in "losers" or "winners" of the population, which will need to be addressed coherently to make the LTS robust in all its dimensions, seeking to visualise how employment, gender and generational issues determine emissions and removals trajectories.



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