Municipality of Cuatro Ciénagas de Carranza
Mexico

Population: 12154
Area of jurisdiction: 7861 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

Official Closure of the Municipal Dump
Municipal authorities formally closed its open-air garbage dump, operating in a natural reserve. The closure of the facility that had received community refuse for four decades was essential now that the city has a sanitary landfill located eight km from the city. Cuatro Ciénegas is one of the first communities in Coahuila State that has a landfill that meets all relevant specifications, a significant advance toward achieving “clean municipality” status. Citizens were informed that sanctions and fines will be assessed to halt dumping at the closed facility. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Municipal Integrated Solid Waste Treatment Center (Municipal Sanitary Landfill)
This center’s implementation is currently in its second phase, recyclable waste separation and composting. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Symbio-Ecological Induced Biodegradation Project (BISE M-10)
The project consists of compost production for agricultural use and water recapture for Sacrificio Animal community greenspaces. The most important contributions are as follows: • Up to 70% reduction in methane and CO2 production • 50% reduction in water consumption • Reduced fetid odor from waste decomposition • 80% eradication in housefly populations • Reduced risk of water table contamination • Transformation of waste into organic fertilizer • Designation and maintenance of greenspaces via water reuse • Reduced disease risk for slaughterhouse personnel • Installation and surrounding area cleanliness and hygiene • Food purity Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Plaza, Thoroughfare and Park Reforestation
In cooperation with the Coahuila Ministry of the Environment and a number of civil society organisms such as the Comité Técnico de Aguas Subterráneas del Acuífero Cuatro Ciénegas A.C., reforestation works are currently being undertaken in plazas, along thoroughfares and in parks to plant 2000 individual trees, especially sycamores, gum trees and evergreen oaks. Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Cuatro Ciénegas Valley Sustainable Water Use Project
The project currently enjoys 90% completion of its technical and equipment upgrade phase, featuring central pivot, side roll and semi-portable irrigation systems at watering units whose source are springs from which water reaches fields via unimproved or concrete canals which in both cases led to transmission loss of up to 50% due to leaks and evaporation. Canal intubation is currently underway at the La Becerra, El Venado, Sta. Tecla and Tío Julio irrigation units and will prevent such losses. Most importantly, the water saved through these actions will be used for ecological purposes through a recuperation of Cuatro Ciénegas Valley wetlands, a natural habitat for the region’s endemic species. Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Coahuila State Commission on Water and Sanitary Services Agreement
Given that the cost of waste water treatment plant construction is somewhat elevated and that operational costs imply a financial burden that municipalities sometimes cannot bear, the local government entered into an agreement with the Coahuila State Commission on Water and Sanitary Services in order to achieve compliance with federal water regulations governing wastewater treatment. The agreement obliges federal, state and local governments as well as the private sector to comply with the law and additionally benefits citizens via sustainable, enhanced water quality Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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