Municipality of Belo Horizonte
Brazil

Population: 2502557
Area of jurisdiction: 333.8 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 20% by 2030 (2007) 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: 20% by 2030 (2007) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Compostagem
Considering the high organic content of the domestic waste, the Composting Program was established. The organic waste generated at markets, streetfairs, greengroceries is segregated at source and collected by the Municipality . Then, the organic waste is taken to the composting site where it is mixed with waste of yard pruning to form the windrows. It should be highlighted that the simplified technology adopted (windrow method) has an strict operational control in order to guarantee the quality of the compost produced, which has been used at school vegetable gardens, on parks and on squares of the city. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Reciclagem de resíduos da construção civil
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. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Coleta seletiva de materiais recicláveis
The recycling collection is part of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Model adopted for Belo Horizonte city, which places a strong emphasis on job creation and social inclusion by working in partnership with waste pickers’cooperatives. The recyclables, paper, metal, glass and plastic are collected by a door-to-door or a drop off system, where the recyclables are voluntary taken by the residents to some containers scattered in strategic locations within the city. The cooperatives are responsible for sorting, processing as well as commercializing the recyclables collected by the Municipality. Nearly 14% of the population (354,000 inhabitants) are benefited from this service. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Captação dos Gases da Estação de Tratameto do Arrudas
COPASA MG has been implementing and participating in other initiatives that and/or dealing with the impacts of climate change, such as power cogeneration in the power plant of the Arrudas STP Sewage Treatment Station, preventing greenhouse gases from being released to the environment seek to further discuss the issue, to mitigate the production of greenhouse gases Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
Energia solar para aquecimento de água
Mandatory use of solar energy for water heating in new residential and commercial buildings in Belo Horizonte: review of the bill proposition nº 10.175/11. For the contribution of this new bill it is estimated a greenhouse gas emission reduction of 3.905,5 tonCO2e/year, considering only residential buildings. Despite the fact that this is not a noticeable number compared to the total amount emmited by the city, it is a great reduction of electric energy consumption which impacts on the energy demand peak period. With the approval of this bill the amount of energy saved would be 1.024,8 MWh/month or 12.297,6 MWh/year, again considering only the residential buildings. Start year  
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File download
Usina Solar - Estádio Mineirão
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. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File download
Programa Operação Oxigênio
The initiatives for the preservation of air quality in Belo Horizonte are prominently featured in the Operation Oxygen Program, created in 1988 under an agreement of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte with the Government of Minas Gerais state. Its goal is to control the black smoke emission by motor vehicles run on diesel. The daily and uninterrupted monitoring, is accomplished thanks to the supervision of licensed vehicles in traffic lanes, final stops and bus stations. The Operation Oxygen Program aligns itself strictly to legal and technical advances established by the Conselho Nacional de Meio Ambiente (National Environment Council - CONAMA) through the Programa Nacional de Controle da Poluição por Veículos Automotores (National Program for Control of Pollution from Motor Vehicles - Proconve). Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File download
Recolhimento de pneus
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. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File download
Comitê Municipal sobre Mudanças Climáticas e Ecoeficiência - CMMCE
The Municipal Committee on Climate Changes and Eco-Efficiency (MCCCEF) initiated the Municipal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change Effects in Belo Horizonte in 2006. It Works on the articulation of public policy and private iniciative to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and to enhance the environmental awareness of the society. Representatives of the municipal government and the state, citizens, nongovernmental, the private sector and academic groups are working on the projects of Sanitation (Urban Water and Solid Waste, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and sustainable buildings. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy - (TRACE)
"The Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) is a decision-support tool designed to help cities quickly identify under-performing sectors, evaluate improvement and cost-saving potential, and prioritize sectors and actions for energy efficiency (EE) intervention. It covers six municipal sectors: passenger transport, municipal buildings, water and waste water, public lighting, solid waste, and power and heat.TRACE consists of three modules: an energy benchmarking module which compares key performance indicators (KPIs) among peer cities, a sector prioritization module which identifies sectors that offer the greatest potential with respect to energy-cost savings, and an intervention selection module which functions like a “playbook” of tried-and-tested EE measures and helps select locally appropriate EE interventions." Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Programa de Eficiência Energética - (PEE) - CEMIG
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. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Plano de Redução das Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa - PREGEE
The Municipality of Belo Horizonte, by means of its Climate Change Policy, intends to reduce its emissions without harming economic development. With this objective, guidelines for environmental management in the city were formulated as well as actions to the short, medium and long term for implementing a low carbon economy. This group of measures constitutes the city's GHG Emissions Reductions Plan (GHG-ERP), which shall be implemented in accordance with the city's Strategic Planning. Proposal under GHG-ERP were developed considering the four strategic axes pointed by the 2º Municipal GHG Inventory and the Climate Change Policy: Transportation, Energy, Sanitation and Adaptation to Climate Change. The process had broad participation of different sectors of society and private companies, besides municipal and state government agencies. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Plano de Redução das Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa - PREGEE
The Municipality of Belo Horizonte, by means of its Climate Change Policy, intends to reduce its emissions without harming economic development. With this objective, guidelines for environmental management in the city were formulated as well as actions to the short, medium and long term for implementing a low carbon economy. This group of measures constitutes the city's GHG Emissions Reductions Plan (GHG-ERP), which shall be implemented in accordance with the city's Strategic Planning. Proposal under GHG-ERP were developed considering the four strategic axes pointed by the 2º Municipal GHG Inventory and the Climate Change Policy: Transportation, Energy, Sanitation and Adaptation to Climate Change. The process had broad participation of different sectors of society and private companies, besides municipal and state government agencies. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy - (TRACE)
The Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) is a decision-support tool designed to help cities quickly identify under-performing sectors, evaluate improvement and cost-saving potential, and prioritize sectors and actions for energy efficiency (EE) intervention. It covers six municipal sectors: passenger transport, municipal buildings, water and waste water, public lighting, solid waste, and power and heat.TRACE consists of three modules: an energy benchmarking module which compares key performance indicators (KPIs) among peer cities, a sector prioritization module which identifies sectors that offer the greatest potential with respect to energy-cost savings, and an intervention selection module which functions like a “playbook” of tried-and-tested EE measures and helps select locally appropriate EE interventions. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Agente comunitário de limpeza urbana
This program aims to increase the ability to provide cleaning services and home collection routes in slums in the city of Belo Horizonte. Program participants are the residents of the slums, who receive training and remuneration to perform the cleaning of the slums in which they reside. The agents work for half time and devote the rest of the time to receive classes offered on various topics through partnerships. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File download
Recolhimento de pneus
This program aims to receive and temporarily store scrap tires and then sent for recycling. The storage time of these tires does not exceed one week and his stock is built into the unit for this purpose. This unit operates continuously to avoid disposal of these tires in adverse local as vacant lots. Start year 2007
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File download
Compostagem
This program aims at the reuse of organic waste from markets, fairs, restaurants and waste from pruning of vegetation, turning it into compost. The organic material is collected separately in the sources. Is then transported to the composting area, where it is mixed with waste from pruning of vegetation for subsequent formation of windrows. After four months, this material is transformed into compost through aerobic decomposition. The compost can be used as organic fertilizer in school, gardens, squares and parks. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Reciclagem de resíduos da construção civil
This program aims to transform the construction waste in recycled aggregates, which may replace the gravel and sand in the building material that do not have a structural function. The recycling units are installed in strategic locations of the city, which should have water spray points, so as to reduce dust. The mats of the equipaments are rubbers and the loaders have silencers to avoid excessive sound. These units receive waste transported by trucks which have at most 10% of other materials (paper, plastic, metal, organic matter, asbestos and gypsum). Start year 1995
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Coleta seletiva de materiais recicláveis
Selective collection is a process that consists of the separation and collection of recyclables waste discarded by city residents. The city of Belo Horizonte has two types of selective collection: point to point and door to door. In the point to point, containers are installed in strategic locations of the city in standard colors defined by the legislation applicable. In the door to door, the recyclables wastes are separated by the residents and collected on the street by a truck. All recyclables waste collected are intended for worker cooperatives of recyclable materials. Start year 1991
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Captação dos Gases da Estação de Tratamento do Arrudas
COPASA MG has been implementing and participating in other initiatives that and/or dealing with the impacts of climate change, such as power cogeneration in the power plant of the Arrudas STP Sewage Treatment Station, preventing greenhouse gases from being released to the environment seek to further discuss the issue, to mitigate the production of greenhouse gases Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
Energia solar para aquecimento de água
Mandatory use of solar energy for water heating in new residential and commercial buildings in Belo Horizonte: review of the bill proposition nº 10.175/11. For the contribution of this new bill it is estimated a greenhouse gas emission reduction of 3.905,5 tonCO2e/year, considering only residential buildings. Despite the fact that this is not a noticeable number compared to the total amount emmited by the city, it is a great reduction of electric energy consumption which impacts on the energy demand peak period. With the approval of this bill the amount of energy saved would be 1.024,8 MWh/month or 12.297,6 MWh/year, again considering only the residential buildings. Start year  
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status  
File download
Usina Solar
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. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
Programa Operação Oxigênio
The initiatives for the preservation of air quality in Belo Horizonte are prominently featured in the Operation Oxygen Program, created in 1988 under an agreement of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte with the Government of Minas Gerais state. Its goal is to control the black smoke emission by motor vehicles run on diesel. The daily and uninterrupted monitoring, is accomplished thanks to the supervision of licensed vehicles in traffic lanes, final stops and bus stations. The Operation Oxygen Program aligns itself strictly to legal and technical advances established by the Conselho Nacional de Meio Ambiente (National Environment Council - CONAMA) through the Programa Nacional de Controle da Poluição por Veículos Automotores (National Program for Control of Pollution from Motor Vehicles - Proconve). Start year 1988
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File download
Central de Aproveitamento Energético do Biogás do Aterro da CTRS da BR 040
The Biogas Energy Use Center, is the major project to mitigate the greenhouse gases in the city. Processes and burns the methane gas produced from the decomposition of garbage dumped at the old landfill at Superintendent of Garbage Collection: Superintendência de Limpeza Urbana (SLU) to produce electricity that the energy company of Minas Gerais State (Cemig) purchases and distributes in its network. With the Center, SLU contributes to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere, reaching almost 4.000,000 tons of CO2 over 15 years. Biogas is also used as fuel to run 3 engines that generate electricity of 1.426MW each. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
Vila Viva
The program Vila Viva promotes urban and environmental upgrading of villages, slums and clusters of Belo Horizonte. Running in the state capital since 2005, the program includes works of sanitation, removal of families from risk areas, housing units, elimination of risk areas, restructuring of the road system, urbanization, alleys, parks and deployment for sports and leisure. The Vila Viva has as one of its foundations popular participation and thus provides a new approach in the recovery process of permanent preservation areas. Start year 2005
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
PROJETO ÁGUA BRASIL
In March 2010, the Bank of Brazil (BB), the Foundation Bank Brazil (FBB), the National Water Agency (ANA) and WWF- Brazil signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote biodiversity conservation and development sustainable in Brazilian cities, and seek improvements in lending practices, strengthening the bank's role in promoting sustainable development. The partnership consists of financial support from the Bank of Brazil and Foundation Bank of Brazil's actions to WWF development of sustainable practices in the field and city​​, focusing on agriculture, consumer awareness, waste recycling and engagement actions and affiliations. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
File download
Certificação em Sustentabilidade - Selo BH Sustentável
The Certification Program is a unique initiative of the public policy of local governments and meets the guidelines of the Municipal Policy to combat the Climate Change. The general objective of the program is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the city by 20% by 2030, according to the goals established in the Strategic Planning of the city and to encourage sustainable constructions. The “ Sustainable BH Seal” is a municipal certificate granted to public and private enterprises, residential and commercial real estate areas, an/or industries that have employed measures to contribute to reduction of water and energy consumption, greenhouse gases direct emissions. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Comitê Municipal sobre Mudanças Climáticas e Ecoeficiência - CMMCE
The Municipal Committee on Climate Changes and Eco-Efficiency (MCCCEF) initiated the Municipal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change Effects in Belo Horizonte in 2006. It Works on the articulation of public policy and private iniciative to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and to enhance the environmental awareness of the society. Representatives of the municipal government and the state, citizens, nongovernmental, the private sector and academic groups are working on the projects of Sanitation (Urban Water and Solid Waste, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and sustainable buildings. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Política Municipal de Mitigação dos Efeitos da Mudança Climática por meio do Plano Municipal de Redução das Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa.
The Municipal Policy for Climate Change Effects Mitigation, established by Law No. 10.175, of May 6, 2011, will be implemented through the development of the Municipal Plan for Reducing Greenhouse Gases Emissions - PREGEE. This Plan aims an urban-environmental planning oriented for greenhouse gases reduction and mitigation, offering, in a positive way, a set of initiatives to adapt the environment to climate change by promoting updates in its infrastructure in order to improve the life quality of life of our citizens. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File download
Gestão de Áreas Verdes
Belo Horizonte has 73 municipal parks, 790 squares and other 209 green areas, apart from areas designated as Environmental Conservation Zone by the urban laws, 2 state parks and private areas decreed as Private Ecological Reserves. There are 18,22 m2 of green area per person, 13.07% of the territory of the city, or 43,28 km2. To these percentages of green areas it is also added, still, the relevant contingent of tree vegetation spreading through public places in the city, containing around 300,000 trees. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
File  
Programa de Eficiência Energética - (PEE) - CEMIG
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. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
BH mais verde
The program is to plant trees in parks and other high-priority public places to promote improvements in the environmental quality and landscape of the city. The project must be complete between 2011 and 2014, and the planting is done in the rainy season, which starts in October and ends in March each year. There are going to be 54,000 trees, which are divided into three groups of 18,000 seedlings, distributed equally by 9 administrative regions of the city. Start year 2011
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Sistema de Inventário de Árvores
INVENTÁRIO – SIIA The inventory of all trees in public places in the city, elaborated by the City, will create a complete information system, which can be updated continuously and permanently, bringing a breakthrough in the tree management. This includes survey data on the physical characteristics and phytosanitary states of each plant’s specimen and their surroundings. It is implemented by Federal University of Lavras, with technical and financial collaboration with Cemig. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Projeto de Eficiência Energética da Sinalização Semafórica de BH - PROJETO LED
Acquisition of 22,600 lighting modules based on - LED (Light Emitting Diode) 200 mm diameter and average power of 8 W for replacement of incandescent and halogen lamps 60 W in 809 traffic intersections of Belo Horizonte . Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File download
Programa Nacional de Iluminação Pública e Sinalização Semafórica Eficiente - PROCEL RELUZ
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. Start year 2004
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Programa de Conservação de Energia na Administração Pública Municipal de Belo Horizonte (PLAMGE)
Created by Municipal Decree No 13 743 of 05 October 2009, the program is based on the management of electricity consumption and the potential for economies of consumption (kWh) and expenditure (£), with the awareness of electricity consumption sectors managed by the municipal government. In a preliminary assessment to be possible to obtain further reduction of consumption of the Municipality, by replacing several outdated equipment with more efficient system of public lighting and public buildings in the city, in addition to actions for education and habit changes. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
File download
Plano de Redução das Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa - PREGEE
The Municipality of Belo Horizonte, by means of its Climate Change Policy, intends to reduce its emissions without harming economic development. With this objective, guidelines for environmental management in the city were formulated as well as actions to the short, medium and long term for implementing a low carbon economy. This group of measures constitutes the city's GHG Emissions Reductions Plan (GHG-ERP), which shall be implemented in accordance with the city's Strategic Planning. Proposal under GHG-ERP were developed considering the four strategic axes pointed by the 2º Municipal GHG Inventory and the Climate Change Policy: Transportation, Energy, Sanitation and Adaptation to Climate Change. The process had broad participation of different sectors of society and private companies, besides municipal and state government agencies. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy - (TRACE)
"The Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) is a decision-support tool designed to help cities quickly identify under-performing sectors, evaluate improvement and cost-saving potential, and prioritize sectors and actions for energy efficiency (EE) intervention. It covers six municipal sectors: passenger transport, municipal buildings, water and waste water, public lighting, solid waste, and power and heat.TRACE consists of three modules: an energy benchmarking module which compares key performance indicators (KPIs) among peer cities, a sector prioritization module which identifies sectors that offer the greatest potential with respect to energy-cost savings, and an intervention selection module which functions like a “playbook” of tried-and-tested EE measures and helps select locally appropriate EE interventions." Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Agente Comunitário de Limpeza Urbana
The Urban Cleansing Community Agent of Belo Horizonte city aims providing the slums and shanty-towns with urban cleansing services. It is known that, in these areas, due to their irregular urbanization and poor access conditions, it is necessary to search for alternative solutions. So that, through this Program, local residents are trained and payed for performing the urban cleansing services of the place where they live in . The agents work party time and devote the rest of the day to attend vocational training courses. Currently, 161 km of roads in 22 slums are benefited from this Program. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File download
Recolhimento de pneus
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. Start year 2007
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File download
Compostagem
Considering the high organic content of the domestic waste, the Composting Program was established. The organic waste generated at markets, streetfairs, greengroceries is segregated at source and collected by the Municipality . Then, the organic waste is taken to the composting site where it is mixed with waste of yard pruning to form the windrows. It should be highlighted that the simplified technology adopted (windrow method) has an strict operational control in order to guarantee the quality of the compost produced, which has been used at school vegetable gardens, on parks and on squares of the city. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Reciclagem de resíduos da construção civil
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. Start year 1995
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Coleta seletiva de materiais recicláveis
The recycling collection is part of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Model adopted for Belo Horizonte city, which places a strong emphasis on job creation and social inclusion by working in partnership with waste pickers’cooperatives. The recyclables, paper, metal, glass and plastic are collected by a door-to-door or a drop off system, where the recyclables are voluntary taken by the residents to some containers scattered in strategic locations within the city. The cooperatives are responsible for sorting, processing as well as commercializing the recyclables collected by the Municipality. Nearly 14% of the population (354,000 inhabitants) are benefited from this service. Start year 1991
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Captação dos Gases da Estação de Tratameto do Arrudas
COPASA MG has been implementing and participating in other initiatives that and/or dealing with the impacts of climate change, such as power cogeneration in the power plant of the Arrudas STP Sewage Treatment Station, preventing greenhouse gases from being released to the environment seek to further discuss the issue, to mitigate the production of greenhouse gases Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
Energia solar para aquecimento de água
Mandatory use of solar energy for water heating in new residential and commercial buildings in Belo Horizonte: review of the bill proposition nº 10.175/11. For the contribution of this new bill it is estimated a greenhouse gas emission reduction of 3.905,5 tonCO2e/year, considering only residential buildings. Despite the fact that this is not a noticeable number compared to the total amount emmited by the city, it is a great reduction of electric energy consumption which impacts on the energy demand peak period. With the approval of this bill the amount of energy saved would be 1.024,8 MWh/month or 12.297,6 MWh/year, again considering only the residential buildings. Start year  
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File download
Usina Solar - Estádio Mineirão
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. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
Programa Operação Oxigênio
The initiatives for the preservation of air quality in Belo Horizonte are prominently featured in the Operation Oxygen Program, created in 1988 under an agreement of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte with the Government of Minas Gerais state. Its goal is to control the black smoke emission by motor vehicles run on diesel. The daily and uninterrupted monitoring, is accomplished thanks to the supervision of licensed vehicles in traffic lanes, final stops and bus stations. The Operation Oxygen Program aligns itself strictly to legal and technical advances established by the Conselho Nacional de Meio Ambiente (National Environment Council - CONAMA) through the Programa Nacional de Controle da Poluição por Veículos Automotores (National Program for Control of Pollution from Motor Vehicles - Proconve). Start year 1990
Sector Transport
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File download
Central de Aproveitamento Energético do Biogás do Aterro da CTRS da BR 040
30,000 Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
Vila Viva
´The program Vila Viva promotes urban and environmental upgrading of villages, slums and clusters of Belo Horizonte. Running in the state capital since 2005, the program includes works of sanitation, removal of families from risk areas, housing units, elimination of risk areas, restructuring of the road system, urbanization, alleys, parks and deployment for sports and leisure. The Vila Viva has as one of its foundations popular participation and thus provides a new approach in the recovery process of permanent preservation areas. Start year 2005
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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PROJETO ÁGUA BRASIL
"In March 2010, the Bank of Brazil (BB), the Foundation Bank Brazil (FBB), the National Water Agency (ANA) and WWF- Brazil signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote biodiversity conservation and development sustainable in Brazilian cities, and seek improvements in lending practices, strengthening the bank's role in promoting sustainable development. The partnership consists of financial support from the Bank of Brazil and Foundation Bank of Brazil's actions to WWF development of sustainable practices in the field and city​​, focusing on agriculture, consumer awareness, waste recycling and engagement actions and affiliations." Start year 2011
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Certificação em Sustentabilidade - Selo BH Sustentável
The Certification Program is a unique initiative of the public policy of local governments and meets the guidelines of the Municipal Policy to combat the Climate Change. The general objective of the program is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the city by 20% by 2030, according to the goals established in the Strategic Planning of the city and to encourage sustainable constructions. The “ Sustainable BH Seal” is a municipal certificate granted to public and private enterprises, residential and commercial real estate areas, an/or industries that have employed measures to contribute to reduction of water and energy consumption, greenhouse gases direct emissions. Start year 2011
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Comitê Municipal sobre Mudanças Climáticas e Ecoeficiência - CMMCE
The Municipal Committee on Climate Changes and Eco-Efficiency (MCCCEF) initiated the Municipal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change Effects in Belo Horizonte in 2006. It Works on the articulation of public policy and private iniciative to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and to enhance the environmental awareness of the society. Representatives of the municipal government and the state, citizens, nongovernmental, the private sector and academic groups are working on the projects of Sanitation (Urban Water and Solid Waste, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and sustainable buildings. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Política Municipal de Mitigação dos Efeitos da Mudança Climática por meio do Plano Municipal de Redução das Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa.
The Municipal Policy Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change, established by Law No. 10,175, of May 6, 2011, will be implemented through the development of the Municipal Plan for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases. The Municipal Plan for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases is engaged in urban planning and environmental oriented towards the reduction and mitigation of greenhouse gases, offering so purposeful, a set of initiatives to adapt the environment to climate change promoting improvements in its infrastructure in order to improve the quality of life of the citizen-horizontino beautiful. Start year 2012
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Gestão de Áreas Verdes
Belo Horizonte has 73 municipal parks, 790 squares and other 209 green areas, apart from areas designated as Environmental Conservation Zone by the urban laws, 2 state parks and private areas decreed as Private Ecological Reserves. There are 18,22 m2 of green area per person, 13.07% of the territory of the city, or 43,28 km2. To these percentages of green areas it is also added, still, the relevant contingent of tree vegetation spreading through public places in the city, containing around 300,000 trees. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Programa de Eficiência Energética - (PEE) - CEMIG
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. Start year 2006
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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BH mais verde
The program is to plant trees in parks and other high-priority public places to promote improvements in the environmental quality and landscape of the city. The project must be complete between 2011 and 2014, and the planting is done in the rainy season, which starts in October and ends in March each year. There are going to be 54,000 trees, which are divided into three groups of 18,000 seedlings, distributed equally by 9 administrative regions of the city. Start year 2011
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Sistema de Inventário de Árvores
"INVENTÁRIO – SIIA The inventory of all trees in public places in the city, elaborated by the City, will create a complete information system, which can be updated continuously and permanently, bringing a breakthrough in the tree management. This includes survey data on the physical characteristics and phytosanitary states of each plant’s specimen and their surroundings. It is implemented by Federal University of Lavras, with technical and financial collaboration with Cemig." Start year 2011
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Projeto de Eficiência Energética da Sinalização Semafórica de BH - PROJETO LED
Acquisition of 22,600 lighting modules based on - LED (Light Emitting Diode) 200 mm diameter and average power of 8 W for replacement of incandescent and halogen lamps 60 W in 809 traffic intersections of Belo Horizonte . Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Programa Nacional de Iluminação Pública - PROCEL RELUZ
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. Start year 2004
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Programa de Conservação de Energia na Administração Pública Municipal de Belo Horizonte (PLAMGE)
Created by Municipal Decree No 13 743 of 05 October 2009, the program is based on the management of electricity consumption and the potential for economies of consumption (kWh) and expenditure (£), with the awareness of electricity consumption sectors managed by the municipal government. In a preliminary assessment to be possible to obtain further reduction of consumption of the Municipality, by replacing several outdated equipment with more efficient system of public lighting and public buildings in the city, in addition to actions for education and habit changes. Start year 2012
Sector Commercial
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Sustainable Civil Construction and High-Volume Wastes Management System (SGRCC) and Integrated Municipal Civil Construction and High-Volume Wastes Administration Plan (PMRCC)
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. Start year 2012
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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The Belo Horizonte Sustainable Seal
The seal is a municipal certification awarded to public and private residential, commercial and/or industrial establishments that take measures to reduce water and energy consumption, direct greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce/recycle solid wastes. Compliance is voluntary and following appropriate analyses and audits, gold, silver or bronze seals are possible. To date nine certifications and three official approvals have been awarded Start year 2011
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Vila Viva
´The program Vila Viva promotes urban and environmental upgrading of villages, slums and clusters of Belo Horizonte. Running in the state capital since 2005, the program includes works of sanitation, removal of families from risk areas, housing units, elimination of risk areas, restructuring of the road system, urbanization, alleys, parks and deployment for sports and leisure. The Vila Viva has as one of its foundations popular participation and thus provides a new approach in the recovery process of permanent preservation areas. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Agente Comunitário de Limpeza Urbana
The Urban Cleansing Community Agent of Belo Horizonte city aims providing the slums and shanty-towns with urban cleansing services. It is known that, in these areas, due to their irregular urbanization and poor access conditions, it is necessary to search for alternative solutions. So that, through this Program, local residents are trained and payed for performing the urban cleansing services of the place where they live in . The agents work party time and devote the rest of the day to attend vocational training courses. Currently, 161 km of roads in 22 slums are benefited from this Program. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Gestão de Áreas Verdes
Belo Horizonte has 73 municipal parks, 790 squares and other 209 green areas, apart from areas designated as Environmental Conservation Zone by the urban laws, 2 state parks and private areas decreed as Private Ecological Reserves. There are 18,22 m2 of green area per person, 13.07% of the territory of the city, or 43,28 km2. To these percentages of green areas it is also added, still, the relevant contingent of tree vegetation spreading through public places in the city, containing around 300,000 trees. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Fórum das Capitais Brasileiras (CB27)
"CB27, the Capital Environment Secretaries Forum, was launched during Rio+20 Conference, and aims to establish a platform that provides exchanges between the heads of the Brazilian capitals about environmental management – mainly related to climate changes. Brazilian capitals have now the opportunity to exchange experiences not only about the challenges of environmental policy, but also on good practices and measures that have been implemented successfully. The communication of departments towards greater visibility will also be the focus of the initiative."g." Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Fórum das Capitais Brasileiras (CB27)
CB27, the Capital Environment Secretaries Forum, was launched during Rio+20 Conference, and aims to establish a platform that provides exchanges between the heads of the Brazilian capitals about environmental management – mainly related to climate changes. Brazilian capitals have now the opportunity to exchange experiences not only about the challenges of environmental policy, but also on good practices and measures that have been implemented successfully. The communication of departments towards greater visibility will also be the focus of the initiative. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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DRENURBS
DRENURBS Program proposes the environmental remediation that involves reversing the degradation in streams that are not channeled in the city. The proposal to reorganize the valley bottoms means to fight the causes of water pollution, this originated not only in the valleys but also and mainly in their drainage basins. DRENURBS Program proposes the environmental remediation that involves reversing the degradation in streams that are not channeled in the city. The proposal to reorganize the valley bottoms means to fight the causes of water pollution, this originated not only in the valleys but also and mainly in their drainage basins. Besides, the City Hall will do • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of the system; • Letter of Floods BH; • System monitoring hydrological and flood warning; Start year 2004
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Núcleos de Alerta de Chuvas
NAC (Rain alert Groups) have contributed effectively to the reduction of flooding in areas where there is no geological risk. According to City Hall, most areas of flooding is part of the formal city, and this differs from the work done by civil defense centers, the Nudecs, working primarily in the areas of geological risk which are mostly in villages and slums. Start year 2010
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Programa estrutural para áreas de risco (PEAR)
The Program in Structural Risk Area (PEAR) was created in 1993, by which time it was done the first diagnosis of the situation of geological risk (sliding slope and mining of margin stream) of the villages and slums of Belo Horizonte. The program implemented the service to the population living in risk areas, through surveys and targeted interventions. The major purpose of PEAR is to prevent accidents and save lives, ensuring protection for thousands of families who live in areas at risk of landslide, flooding and washouts. When the site presents high or too high risk, which can not be eliminated or controlled by a work technically feasible, the family is removed, was referred to the Municipal Shelter Granja de Freitas. It can also access the Bolsa House until its final resettlement in a housing unit built by the City. Start year 1993
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Gestão Sustentável das Águas Urbanas
"DRENURBS Program proposes the environmental remediation that involves reversing the degradation in streams that are not channeled in the city. The proposal to reorganize the valley bottoms means to fight the causes of water pollution, this originated not only in the valleys but also and mainly in their drainage basins. DRENURBS Program proposes the environmental remediation that involves reversing the degradation in streams that are not channeled in the city. The proposal to reorganize the valley bottoms means to fight the causes of water pollution, this originated not only in the valleys but also and mainly in their drainage basins. Besides, the City Hall will do • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of the system; • Letter of Floods BH; • System monitoring hydrological and flood warning;" Start year 2004
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Núcleos de Alerta de Chuvas - NAC
NAC (Rain alert Groups) have contributed effectively to the reduction of flooding in areas where there is no geological risk. According to City Hall, most areas of flooding is part of the formal city, and this differs from the work done by civil defense centers, the Nudecs, working primarily in the areas of geological risk which are mostly in villages and slums. Start year 2010
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Programa estrutural para áreas de risco (PEAR)
The Program in Structural Risk Area (PEAR) was created in 1993, by which time it was done the first diagnosis of the situation of geological risk (sliding slope and mining of margin stream) of the villages and slums of Belo Horizonte. The program implemented the service to the population living in risk areas, through surveys and targeted interventions. The major purpose of PEAR is to prevent accidents and save lives, ensuring protection for thousands of families who live in areas at risk of landslide, flooding and washouts. When the site presents high or too high risk, which can not be eliminated or controlled by a work technically feasible, the family is removed, was referred to the Municipal Shelter Granja de Freitas. It can also access the Bolsa House until its final resettlement in a housing unit built by the City. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Flood-Zone Mapping and Hydrological Monitoring
Hydrological and hydraulic molding studies have been carried out as part of the Belo Horizonte master drainage plan in all local-area basins to identify flood-prone areas and associated risks as well as complete flood mapping. In October 2011, 42 hydro-meteorological monitoring stations entered into operation alongside a system that allows realtime access to collected data. In the rainy season, the municipal government monitors stations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Participating organizations: 40 Núcleos de Alerta de Lluvia (NAC), volunteer groups that inhabit flood-prone zones and assume responsibility for spreading rain and local waterway level alerts to neighbors. Local government coordinates community flood alert nuclei Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Public-Space Tree Inventory
An inventory of trees in public spaces as well as those located in private lots (located at up to five meters’ frontal distance) was undertaken via a data harvest the physical characteristics and phytosanitary status of each tree specimen and its surroundings in order to perfect and manage such vegetation. The inventory will generate a complete information system for each of the trees, allowing for ongoing and permanent updates that in turn allow for an advance in urban forestry management. Participating organizations: Universidad Federal de Lavras, Compañía Energética de Minas Gerais S.A (CEMIG) Start year 2011
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Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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BH + Verde Tree-Planting Program
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 is to be carried out from 2011 to 2014 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. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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