Sustainability: Argentina

October 2021

Argentina boasts one of the strongest agricultural sectors globally and plentiful renewable water reserves. However, the country remains heavily reliant on fossil fuels for energy generation and transportation, which, combined with heavy methane emissions from the agricultural sector, pose severe issues with air pollution in the country. Moreover, alarming deforestation rates and water contamination with fertilisers pose increasing threats to Argentina’s biodiversity.

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Sustainability: Argentina



Dip in oil prices in 2020 hinders Argentina’s efforts to curb reliance on fossil fuels
Heavy reliance on fossil fuels and solid agriculture sector play vital role in poor air quality in the country
Alarming deforestation cuts into security of rich biodiversity
Lack of wastewater treatment and proper sanitation endanger poorer regions
Despite a strong agricultural sector, low-income families struggle to afford food
Despite intensifying adverse natural hazards, Argentina remains rather resilient and able to cope with crises


Chart 1 Environmental Sustainability Index Argentina Chart 2 Global Sustainability Ranking: Argentina Chart 3 Energy Ranking: Argentina Chart 4 Energy Availability Landscape in Argentina Chart 5 Energy Efficiency, Security and Equity Landscape in Argentina Chart 6 Pollution Ranking: Argentina Chart 7 Air Pollution in Argentina Chart 8 Waste and Water Pollution Landscape in Argentina Chart 9 Forest and Biodiversity Ranking: Argentina Chart 10 Forest and Biodiversity Landscape in Argentina Chart 11 Water Ranking: Argentina Chart 12 Water Availability, Equity and Security Landscape in Argentina Chart 13 Water Security and Efficiency Landscape in Argentina Chart 14 Food and Agriculture Ranking: Argentina Chart 15 Food and Agriculture Landscape in Argentina Chart 16 Role of Agriculture in the Economy of Argentina Chart 17 Environmental Resilience Ranking: Argentina Chart 18 Environmental Resilience Landscape in Argentina

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