Municipality of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz
Argentina

Population: 500000
Area of jurisdiction: 748 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Clean-Energy Based Technologies Incorporated in Government Buildings
“Santa Fe Solar” ordinances have been implemented that promote solar energy use citywide, based on a number of strategies. The most notable advance was achieved with the enactment of local ordinances establishing that all municipal child-care centers (opened since 7 December 2011) are to feature solar-powered water-heating in bathroom facilities. Necessary studies are currently underway to exploit city-sanitary-landfill-generated biogas Participating Organizations Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Cliba S.A., Urfafe S.A, Milicic S.A., Fundación “Hábitat y Desarrollo”, Cámara de Supermercados y Autoservicios de la Ciudad de Santa Fe, Colegio de Farmacéuticos de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Compañía Cervecerías Unidas, Cervecería Santa Fe, Asociación de Dirigentes de Empresas de Santa Fe, Mc Donald´s Santa Fe, Arcos Santafesinos, Jerárquicos Salud, CAM Construcciones, Hospital de Niños de la Ciudad de Santa Fe Dr. Orlando Alassia, Mercado de Productores y Abastecedores de Frutas, Verduras y Hortalizas de Santa Fe, Asociación Protectora de Animales de Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Asociación de Defensa de los Derechos de los Animales. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Sustainable Mobility Strategies Implementation
In August, two new units were added to the city articulated bus fleet that serves numerous zones throughout the metro area. At equivalent motorization and fuel consumption (and therefore greenhouse gas emission) levels these new vehicles provide transportation for twice as many passengers as regular vehicles. Since the new vehicles are 0 KM units, the local government guarantees their optimum functioning in conjunction with minimized greenhouse gas emissions. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Separated Household Garbage Collection Expanded to the Entire Urban Area
Following the successful implementation of the city’s separated household garbage collection program’s first phase, covering 2700 metro area blocks, it was decided to expand the strategy’s staging area to the entire city. To do so, phase-1 outcomes were studied during which compliance percentages less than 82% were never registered among city inhabitants; since the phase-2 kickoff, percentages have held at 78% or greater. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Remedial Forestation Based on City Activities and Events Carbon Footprint Calculation
Based on carbon footprint methodology calculations, the adverse environmental impact of various city activities and events was analyzed. Based on results, the number of tree individuals needed to create compensatory forestation in various city public spaces was also evaluated. The local government is carrying out studies and calculations with regard to the carbon footprint that city street-sweeping and garbage collection causes. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

2012 Urban Reforestation Plan Implementation
With an eye to the implementation of a reforestation plan, a strategy was developed to determine the number of tree individuals needed to affect a beneficial environmental impact alongside a major climate-change adaptation advance. A tree planted for every child born in the city in 2011 was programmed. To date, not only have projected results been satisfactorily achieved (a minimum of 6000 plantings) but it is additionally estimated that projected results will be exceeded on the course of 2012. Start year 2011
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Plastic Bag Phase-Out
It is estimated that in the city of Santa Fe an average of 1.5 plastic bags are consumed per inhabitant per day—one of the main causes of storm sewer blockage. Therefore a timetable has been established for eliminating free distribution of plastic bags in Santa Fe’s supermarkets, big-box stores and self-service retail outlets. To date a 50% reduction in bag distribution has been achieved at checkout counters at businesses that simultaneously operate four or more such points of service Start year 2009
Sector Infrastructure
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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