Autonomous Municipality of La Paz

Population: 877363
Area of jurisdiction: 472 km2


  Community Government
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Government and Community: CO2(e) targets


Community GHG Emissions
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Government GHG Emissions
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Mitigation actions

La Paz/Lima/Quito Regional Carbon and Water Footprint Project
The objective is to quantify energy and water consumption to encourage good habits among the public in general that put those resources to proper and rational use. To provide the program with an extended reach in the Latin American context, La Paz, Quito, and Lima will participate. Noteworthy actions include carbon and water footprint evaluations for all three cities; local- and regional-level climate change adaptation and mitigation actions identification, prioritization and implementation; and promoting coordination and participation among the three local governments, the business sector and society at large with regard to their joint adaptation and mitigation actions. Participating organizations: Consultora Servicios Ambientales, Corporación Andina de Fomento, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
Solar Kitchens
This project seeks to develop low-cost clean energy to reduce toxic gas emissions and fossil-fuel energy dependence. Solar kitchen technology affords a number of benefits such as a reduction in excessive biomass use for fuel. The project will benefit 23 families in the Lluto, Hampaturi rural district community of greater La Paz and following an evaluation, the feasibility of replicating the program in remaining rural communities will be established. Participating Organizations: Inti Illimani Start year 2012
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
Feast of San Juan Smoke Abatement
The San Juan campaign sought to increase awareness among neighborhood communities with regard to the importance of avoiding bonfires, brush and clearing fires annually on the night of 23 July, given that smoke quantities then generated gives rise to poor visibility and elevates CO2 and other gaseous concentrations depending on the material used to fuel the bonfires (in some cases tires). After nine years of intense work and constant campaigning, in 2012, below-allowable-limit concentrations were registered at four of La Paz’s five air quality monitoring stations for the first time. Start year 2004
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
Earth Hour
Earth Hour is an international event sponsored since 2008 by the World Wildlife Fund that calls for voluntary one-hour blackouts the third Saturday in March, designed to raise societal awareness about the need to reduce or minimize energy consumption. The La Paz local government organized a march to support the campaign on 31 March 2012 that attracted participation on the part of 5000 city residents. The city’s historical monuments and landmarks were switched off as well, leading to a 26-circuit public-lighting shut-off. Participating organiztions: WWF Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed

Adaptation actions

“Technical-Operative Action Integrated Disaster-Risk Management” Diploma for Local Officials
The diploma was created out of a need to develop efficient rapid- response to threat, vulnerability and exposure risks in greater La Paz. The diploma offers resources to local officials for making decisions and rolling out immediate technical operative actions related to disaster prevention, preparation and response, such as in the case of intense rainfall. One of the course’s main subjects is climate-change adaptation, taught to raise awareness of adaptation mechanisms that La Paz should adopt. Start year 2012
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed