Municipality of Puebla
Mexico

Population: 1539819
Area of jurisdiction: 534.32 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 9% by 2030 (2014) 8% by 2050 (2014)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 9% by 2030 (2015) 5% by 2030 (2015)
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a 15% by 2030
Energy efficiency target: n/a 14% by 2026 (2014)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2012 ):  2,145,852 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2010

Mitigation actions

Programa de Renovación de luminarias por las de tecnologia led
Preventive and corrective maintenance and extension of public lighting in the Municipality of Puebla City (Mantenimiento preventivo - correctivo y su ampliación del Alumbrado Público en el Municipio de Puebla). In May of the year 2014, the local government of Puebla City approved Citelum Mexico delegation Puebla the service contract for preventive and corrective Public lighting of the city of Puebla maintenance, having the objective of serving 81,000 points of light, of which 5400 will be renovated installing luminaires with magnetic induction technology. The contract mentioned above is a succession of the previous prosperous synergy between the community of Puebla City and the organization of Citelum. Start year 2015
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Programa de Eficiencia energetica
The Municipal Energy Efficiency Program of Municipality of Puebla (El Programa de Eficiencia Energetica de Municipio de Puebla). The local government of Puebla City is designing the Municipal Energy Efficiency Program based on the observations made by the international analytic tool “TRACE” of World Bank and the National Energy Efficiency Program. The purpose of this Program is to measure, regulate and promote the efficient use of energy in the community of the Municipality of Puebla. The mentioned above initiative of local government is expected to start operating in the year 2015 as the first Municipal Energy Efficiency Program in the territory of Mexico. Start year 2015
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Eficiencia energetica en Edificios Municipales
The City Hall of Puebla – the first sustainable governmental building (El Palacio Municipal – el primer edificio municipal sustentable) The local government of Puebla City chose to transform the City Hall into the first governmental building that uses the solar energy. The modification of this specific building will trigger the following stages of the Municipal Energy Efficiency Program in the Municipality of Puebla as well as will raise the awareness of the environment problems and will make the solving them a common cause. The project is to start and be completed in the year 2015. Start year 2015
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Reforestation and soil conservation programs with the planting of appropriate species.
Continue with the reforestation and soil conservation programs (hillside) with the planting of appropriate species and resistant to cold fronts and temperature changes in order to prevent soil erosion and reduce runoff. Promote citizen participation in the reforestation programs. Identification of potential areas to be reforested by using satellite images of the areas with less than 20% forest cover. Start year 2011
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Public Lighting System Infrastructure Modernization
Twelve thousand magnetic induction lamps featuring an average lifespan of 20 years were acquired. Start year 2011
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Methane gas emissions reductions in landfill
The Landfill "Chiltepeque" the Municipality of Puebla has conducted "Landfill Gas to Energy Project", whose main objective is the optimization of biogas generated at the Landfill. It was registered at the UN to obtain the Certificate of Carbon in November 2012. Start year 2008
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Non-motorized transport. Bicycle-Use Program
The city of Puebla continues to implement the Gran Vía Recorre Puebla program through its Municipal Sporting Institute as a way to promote green transit among Puebla residents. The program features three service and bike rental stations; due to popular demand, the program route has been expanded and encompasses approximately five km from Frailes Fountain to the Main Theater of the City. Participating Organizations: The Municipal Sports Institute and the Ministry of the Environment and Public Services. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Restricted-Lane (BRT) Bus System
In conjunction with Puebla State Government, Line 1 Metrobus construction continues in Puebla, designed to promote public transportation via a system of restricted lane buses that reduce travel times as well as the release of pollutants into the atmosphere. It is estimated that the BRT system’s implementation will prevent the emission of 44,496 metric tons of atmospheric pollutants annually. Participating Organizations: Puebla State and Local Governments Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Waste-To-Energy Project Feasibility Study
A technical and economic feasibility study was carried out for the Waste-to-Energy project; favorable findings indicate the viability of constructing and operating an energy generation plant in the Puebla local area. The incinerator would be capable of processing from 1350 to 1700 metric tons daily to generate between 30 and 40 Mw/Hr of electricity. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Chiltepeque Sanitary Landfill Use-Life Expansion
Approval has been granted for Sanitary Landfill Cell B construction, outfitting and operation including excavation, grading and internal roadway installation. Cell B can receive 1600 metric tons of urban solid wastes daily. The upgrade guarantees their proper containment in the coming four years and expand the landfill’s use-life. Start year 2007
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Environmental Awareness of Climate Change Conditions
Considering the environmental characteristics of the Municipality of Puebla, the climate change risk and that the Secretariat of the Environment and Public Services serves a wide range of audience including children, youth and adults living in urban, suburban and rural, it has various training and dissemination strategies. This aims to inform, raise awareness and develop skills that enable people to know and understand causes of climate change, as well as identify and implement mitigation and adaptation measures according to their socio-cultural conditions. Start year 2011
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
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Promote urban agriculture that contributes to combat heat islands.
promoting a program of urban agriculture to expand anda share knowledge about the techniques in that activity Start year 2011
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
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Restrain city growht
Puebla has been addressing efforts against climate change. With a population over one million five hundred habitants and being the fifth largest municipality in area in México, Puebla is facing the consequences of climatological phenomena, such as water flooding, strong winds, water shortage, temperatures of about 30°C, among others. Vulnerability to these impacts has increased due to urban and industrial growth, becoming an important problem since the decade of the seventies. Therefore, Municipality of Puebla has identified the need to take action and restrain city growth while preserving biodiversity through conservation schemes such as natural protected area decrees. Start year 2012
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Manage resources and implement prevention programs for cleaning and dredging of ravines in order to decrease the risk of overflow
This program will cover a total of 24 areas throughout the Municipality. In a first step, we will cover the 14 points identified as the most vulnerable, because there are human settlements, with the aim of reducing the risk of a contingency and ensure the physical integrity of the poblanos, then to gradually address the remaining ten. According to the project the focus will be on the dredging and cleaning of gullies to prevent clogging and will also work on strengthening containment walls, building protective fences and increased height in them. Start year 2011
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Expansion of rainwater catchment. Promoting storage and preservation techniques, efficient use of water and irrigation
San Jose Xacxamayo faces water scarcity due to its remote location and the high costs to transport water. The project focuses on the collection of rainwater from roofs and is stored in tanks of 10,000 liters in each home. The objective of this project is to increase knowledge, skills and values ​​of collecting rainwater to the residents as a long-term sustainable and economic solution while conserving its water resources in order to face their problem of water scarcity and mainly in climate change conditions. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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