Ministry Of Environment Province Of Salta Dario Arias May 2011
The Ministtry of Environment and SustainableDevelopment is the enforcement authority of LawsN° 7070 Environmental Protection; N° 7017 WaterCode, N° 7107 Provincial Protected Areas System, N°5513 of Fauna Conservation; N° 6709 VicunaProtection, N° 7543 of Native Forests, amongothers.Its functional structure comprises the Secretary ofEnvironmental Policy, Protected Areas and NativeForests. Each of these have their own Directions,Units, Programs and Sub-programs that act ondifferent matters.
Asists the governor in all matters related to environmental issues:1. Strategic planning in relation to environmental protection, pollution prevention and sustainable development;2. Coordinate with the corresponding areas the environmental protection in relation to socio-cultural activities of economic development, within the sustainability framework;3. Act in the use and development of water basins.4. Intervene in actions toward avoiding, compensating and diminish the negative effects of the nature and other disasters on population and goods.
In 2008 Governor Urtubey creates the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
MINISTER GENERAL COORDINATORPROGRAMS ENVIRONME WATER NATIVE PROTECTED AREAS:1. BIODIVERSITY NTAL RESOURCES FORESTS AREAS 1. 2. LEGAL COMUNICATIONS2. CLEANER PRODUCTION POLICY SECRETARY AGENCY AGENCY 3. HR 4. FINANCE3. ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY AL ENGINEERING
BIODIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL ENGENEERING CLEANER PRODUCTION
Mission: implementation and management of actions towards conservation of biodiversity through protection, use, management and restoration of fauna and flora species, its environment and the genetic patrimony, within the sustainable development framework. Hunting, fishing, research, control and monitoring of species, protection of native fauna. ACTION PLANS FOR CONSERVATION: Salta participates in conservation strategies of Tapir, American Jaguar and High-altitude- wetlands.
Design of management policies for waste treatment, cooperation with municipalities. ACTIONS Diagnosis, design of the Provincial Waste Management, implementation of empowerment plans, personnel training, and social awareness. Monitoring of actions implemented by each municipality within their jurisdictions. Seeking domestic and international finance assistance toward infrastructure and logistic facilities for municipalities.
Mission: Promote sustainable production mechanisms in line with national and international policies and trends. Promote the use of processing technology toward sustainable production in the investment and implementation phases. Protection of environmental systems and resources. Promote active participation of stakeholders. Diagnosys of environmental and social base-line of investment projects as a decision tool. Detect sensitive areas that require differential environmental policies.
MONITORING AND CONTROL PROGRAM EIA PROGRAM ENVIRONMENTAL REGISTRIES SURVEY AND PLANNING PROGRAM PERMITTING PROGRAM
WATER CADASTER PROGRAM SUB PROGRAMA CONSORCIOS DE RIEGO CARTOGRAPHY PROGRAM DEMAND, INDUSTRY AND MINING PROGRAM DRINKABLE WATER DEMAND PROGRAM CONTROL AND MONITORING PROGRAM CHACO BASIN PROGRAM JURAMENTO RIVER SUB PROGRAM SMALL WATER CONSORTIA PROGRAM SEWAGE DIRECTION ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY PROGRAM
Protected areas represent 15% of the provincial territory There are 22 Protected Areas. Created between 1967 and 2007 5 of them are in process to be implemented: Acambuco Provincial Flora and Fauna Reserve Los Palmares Provincial Flora and Fauna Reserve Finca Las Costas provincial water reserve Quebrada de Las Conchas Managed Natural Reserve Pintascayo Lagoon Provincial Park 19 rangers work on these 5 protected areas.
Created in 2010.Functions: Fomentar sustainable management and enrichment of native woodlands for the development of local communities. Protect water basins, acuifers and habitats. Asist the Ministry to regulate activities related to forest management and native forests enrichment Promote projects for sustainable forests management Promote mechanisms of product certification under sustainability standards Propose projects and seek funds to implement the National Law 26.331 (of Minimum standards)
The Forests Agency seeks the change of the timber industry paradigm and methodology through a sustainable model of enrichment, restoration, conservation, use and management of native forests and environmental services that they supply to the society. To date the Agency manages the Plans of Land and Forest Use and Conservation Projects under laws 26.331 and Ley 7.543.
University of Versailles Creation of two observatories: climate change and eco-tourism. Regional network for Climate Change Governments of Salta, Jujuy (Argentina), Tarija (Southern Bolivia) and UNSa, UNJuy, and the Tarija autonomous university.
Yungas Biosphere Reserve Coordination of governments of Salta, Jujuy (Argentina), Tarija (Southern Bolivia) and UNESCO, seeking the internationalisation. ZICOSUR Environmental Commission where the transnational feature of the Yungas Biosphere Reserve is considered of high priority. JICA Japan Cooperation Agency will appoint a senior climate change consultant to work at the Climate Change Program.
Italia In negotiation an agreement with Lombardia Park. In 2011 a workshop will take place in Perugia to assess alternative energies in the NW region. USA University of Montana and Florida: workshop of protected areas management. Next meeting in August, when an MOU will be signed with the Ministry. CAF Sub-secretary of International Financing for institutional empowerment
Norte Grande- Integration Committee Bi-national integration (with Northern Chile). Environmental Sub-Committee: protected areas and climate change UNESCO Governments of Salta and Jujuy with UNESCO: cooperation for strenghthening the Yungas Biosphere Reserve PNUD Vulnerability of Yungas to climate change.