Municipality of Belo Horizonte

Brazil
Summary
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    Population 2513451
  • km 2
    Area 333.0
  • BRL
    GDP 81 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by Reduce 20% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Municipality of Belo Horizonte

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The Municipality of Belo Horizonte has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 20% by 2030 compared to Baseline scenario (BAU) reduction target emission level.
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Stationary energy, Transport, Waste management, Industrial processes and product use (IPPU) and Agriculture, forest and other land use (AFOLU) sectors.

 

    Energy efficiency target

     

    20% Energy efficiency improvement by 2030

    • The Municipality of Belo Horizonte committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Community energy consumption by 20% by 2030 compared to 2007 levels.
    • This target will be achieved in Electricity, Heating & cooling, Transport and Industry sectors

     

    Actions
    Sustainable Civil Construction and High-Volume Wastes Management System (SGRCC) and Integrated Municipal Civil Construction and High-Volume Wastes Administration Plan (PMRCC) - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Municipal code 10,522, enacted 25 August 2012, instituted
    the SGRCC and PMRCC. The former is package of actions,
    services, infrastructure and operative installations that aim
    at proper management of civil construction and high-volume
    wastes. PMRCC objectives include stakeholder discipline
    and proper environmental disposal of such wastes. To
    contribute to full adoption, municipal code 10,522 was enacted
    on 10 September 2012 to deal with urban cleanliness,
    services and solid waste management.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    BH + Verde Tree-Planting Program - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    BH + Verde is a tree-planting program for high-visibility public
    spaces and other visual priority public areas that seeks to
    promote environmental and landscape quality upgrades for
    the city. The project was carried out from 2011 to 2015
    via rainy-season planting that takes place from October to
    March yearly for a total of 54,000 units to be planted, divided
    into three 18,000-sapling crops, equally distributed in the city’s nine administrative regions.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    Recolhimento de pneus - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2007
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Used tires have the right place to be discharged in Belo Horizonte. Voluntary Delivery Site for scrap tires is located at the Solid Waste Central Treatment Plant - CTRS-BR040. It is available to the population, free of charges and occupies a covered area of ​​200 m2, where up to four thousand tires can be stored. It is the ideal place to prevent illegal dumping of scrap tires as well as dengue’s transmission, since the Aedes Aegypti mosquito can breed in served water accumulated in those tires. The National Tire Industry Association ( ANIP ) is responsible for the adequate destination.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    • Transport
    Programa Nacional de Iluminação Pública - PROCEL RELUZ - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2004
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    The program was established in 2000 by ELETROBRÁS, with the support of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and implemented by electric utilities with the participation of state and local governments. The goal is to promote the development of efficient public lighting and traffic lights; valuation of urban public spaces. The main objective of this project is based on three fundamental pillars: awareness of electricity consumption, improved cost benefit (consumer / dealer) and consumer education in the future.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Transport
    Reciclagem de resíduos da construção civil - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 1995
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The Construction Waste Recycling Program aims to restore the urban environment harmed by illegal dumpings and to produce low cost material for civil construction. Nowadays, in the city, there are three recycling plants and 32 “Voluntary Delivery Sites”, which receives up to 1 m3 of construction waste from small generators. The recycling plants are provided of water spray points, in order to reduce dust. The crusher is coated with rubber and the loaders have special accessories in order to reduce the noise. The recycled material can be used as underlayer for street’s pavement or as brickets for sidewalks.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
    • Waste
    Programa de Eficiência Energética - (PEE) - CEMIG - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    In line with the National Energy Efficiency Program, Cemig's Energy Efficiency Program Energia Inteligente (Intelligent Energy) - El - complies with Federal Law No. 9991/00, which establishes that 1% of the Company's net operating income must be invested in projects and research with this goal. By means of the Energia Inteligente Program, Cemig undertakes several energy efficiency initiatives aimed at impressing upon society the importance of and the right ways to use electric energy, thus reducing wastage.

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    Sectors:
    • Other Emissions
    Usina Solar - Estádio Mineirão - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    In June 2012 was announced the edict of internacional bidding for the project, construction and commissioning of photovoltaic solar plant of stadium Governador Magalhães Pinto - Mineirão. Will be installed about 1,5 MW of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the host the 2014 World Cup, an estimated investiment of R$ 10 million. The project has the support of the state government, the concessionaire of the stadium, and the German agency KFW. Further initiatives are planned, such as the stadium roof Mineirinho, and the international airport of Confins, the investiment could reach R$ 30 million.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    BH + Verde Tree-Planting Program - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    BH + Verde is a tree-planting program for high-visibility public
    spaces and other visual priority public areas that seeks to
    promote environmental and landscape quality upgrades for
    the city. The project was carried out from 2011 to 2015
    via rainy-season planting that takes place from October to
    March yearly for a total of 54,000 units to be planted, divided
    into three 18,000-sapling crops, equally distributed in the city’s nine administrative regions.

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    Sectors:
    • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
    local action
    Public-Space Tree Inventory - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Assessment/Research
    • Status: In operation

    An inventory of trees in public spaces, such as streets, avenues and squares as well as those located in private lots (located at up to five meters it’s frontal distance) is being undertaken via a data harvest of the physical characteristics and phytosanitary status of each tree specimen and also of the features of the built environment of its surroundings in order to get the best results as concerning the use of this green infrastructure and the management of this resource. The inventory has generated, already, a complete information system for each of the trees it encompasses, allowing for ongoing and permanent updates that in turn allow for an advance in urban forestry management. In so far, it has been collected data from 300,000 trees and it´s expected that in 2017 it will be completed with the cadaster of 180,000 other trees.
    Participating organizations: Universidad Federal de Lavras,
    Companhía Energética de Minas Gerais S.A (CEMIG)

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    Sectors:
    • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
    • Land use regulations
    • Human security and emergency response
    local action
    Inventories
    Community inventories

    The Municipality of Belo Horizonte has reported 2 Community emission inventories, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Transport, Stationary energy and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    GHG inventory in 2013
    Government operations inventory

    The Municipality of Belo Horizonte has reported 2 government operational inventories, since 2007. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Waste management is identified as key emission source.

    GHG emission from Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    GHG inventory in 2013
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    Initiative

    OPCC 2017 Registered Cities
    Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
    MXCP Signatories
    Urban-LEDS
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    Transformative Action Program
    EcoMobility Alliance
    Earth Hour City Challenge

    Status of compliance

    Compact of Mayors
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