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The green and blue dream of Buenos Aires becomes reality

Mikkel Hall, Sector Counsellor, Embassy of Denmark in Argentina and Mariano Kristoff, Social Expert, Buenos Aires City on their bikes in Parque Saveedra, Buenos Aires, where it all begun in 2019. Photo: Jakob Brus

The Strategic Sector Cooperation between Copenhagen and Buenos Aires has made it possible for the Argentinians to dream of a more green and blue capital city while adapting to climate change. We have followed their cooperation closely since 2019 and have created three videos documenting Buenos Aires City’s journey towards becoming a more green and blue city.

As part of Buenos Aires City and Copenhagen’s strategic sector cooperation on urban planning and climate change adaptation, two key employees of the Buenos Aires City authorities were selected to participate in Danida Fellowship Centre’s course “Increased Performance through Strategic Leadership and Change Management” in 2019. The course provided Mariano Kristoff and Sergio Harbon, the two employees in question, with practical strategic leadership and change management tools. It enabled them to lead multi-functional teams made up of as diverse stakeholders as pipe layers, plumbers, sewage workers, engineers and urban planners. In addition, the course’s focus on action planning  helped the Argentinian participants to analyse the issues and create plans to deal with the challenges of climate change and prepare long term adaptations measures.

Read more and watch the three videos here

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