Municipality of San José
Costa Rica

Population: 333981
Area of jurisdiction: 44.62 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

Recycling Programme
As part of environmental actions from the San José Municipal Government’s Río María Aguilar Hydrographic Basin Program a recyclable materials collection center was created with quite positive outcomes. Through the inclusion of a number of initiatives, participation from more than 600 users was encouraged, including Costa Rica’s most recognized recycling industry businesses. The first recycling center’s creation was proposed in 2007, a joint action on the part of the San José Municipal Government and the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (acronym in Spanish: INA). The Japanese government’s JICA agency was invited to bring its specialists in the field to collaborate on the center’s design. Start year 2006
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Creation and Implementation of Municipal Environmental Solid Waste Management Plan
The plan was developed as part of an agreement with the CyMA-GIZ (German Ministry of Health and Cooperation) and undertakes actions to develop complete management systems in order to reduce waste generation, foster separation, monetization and proper handling. The plan encompasses a number of strategic guidelines for collection, reuse, final disposal, regulations, technological changes, monitoring, evaluation and environmental education. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Environmental Inspection
Timeframe: Ongoing, regular work Investment: US$ 2750 Reponses provided to environmental complaints surrounding illegal dumping, industrial emissions controls and solid waste management issues within different economic and residential communities. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Urban Forestation
The program consists of planning and a six-year execution plan for urban forestation in San José’s central canton featuring forest species and shrubs that work with the realities of San José’s climatic and topographical realities. Designed to offer enhanced quality of life to city residents alongside an improved urban aesthetic through CO2 absorption. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

The Agenda Verde Environmental Covenant
A covenant struck between the municipal government and Costa Rica’s National University. Part of seven years of ongoing air-quality and water-body-quality measurement in San José’s central canton. Based on water-quality measurement actions in surface bodies (rivers and ravines) that originate or traverse the area. Climate change issues were incorporated into the agenda in 2012. Start year 2007
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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