In anticipation of COP21, Argentina pledges to cut emissions 30% by 2030. 15% of emissions reductions are unconditional, while the remaining 15% are conditional, dependent on international aid.
Argentina's Secretariat of Environment ("SAyDS") has published Resolution No. 827/15, which creates the Electronic Manifesto System ("SIMEL"), a new online tool intended to streamline the process of capturing hazardous waste information required for the "Manifesto" (Chapter 3, Arts. 12 & 13) under Law No. 24.051 for Hazardous Waste Management.Hazardous waste generators, transporters, and operators in Argentina must register under the new system.
Bill No. 5414-D-2015 has been proposed in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies to promote the domestic production of bio-based and biodegradable bioplastics for industrial purposes. The Bill provides plastics manufacturers in Argentina with a range of tax incentives.
Senate Bill 3420/15 would modify the General Environment Law (No. 25.675/02) to incorporate the principle of non-regression—that environmental law and jurisprudence should not be revised if the changes would result in environmental protection levels already achieved.
Argentina's Secretariat of Environment ("SAyDS") has published Resolution No. 840/15 to create the National Program for the Integrated Management of Polychlorinated Biphenyls ("PCBs"). The Resolution represents a step forward in Argentina's progress toward phasing out PCBs under its international commitments.