Municipality of Lisbon
Portugal

Population: 2666000
Area of jurisdiction: 958 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
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Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
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Government GHG Emissions
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Mitigation actions

Municipal Fleet Efficiency
The Lisbon Municipality is replacing vehicles dedicated to standard working trips, as part of a two-segment project. One segment reduced vehicle numbers by 51% over 2009 to a total of just 381 cars. Another segment acquired 54 electric vehicles via a fiveyear rental arrangement. Financial investment must be analyzed in light of electric car-related fuel cost savings. Reduced car numbers save money and result in significant CO2 emission reductions. Participating organizations: Lisboa-e- Nova Local Energy and Environmental Agency Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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High Waste Production Reduction and Increased Recycling Rates
Investment: US$ 254,134 annually, resulting from a $2,105,683 investment in service costs and $1,852,142 of direct and indirect benefits. Lisbon is reducing its waste production due to an innovative approach to waste management—door-to-door recycling processes—which replace urban waste islands and identify specific days for each material. By 2012, 34% of the city was already in compliance with the door-to-door project and waste production was reduced more than 40% from 1999 levels. The city’s still growing recycling rate has reached nearly 22%. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Lisbon Cycle Network Belavista Park Bike and Pedestrian Bridge
Lisbon Municipality has worked toward implementing its cycle network. Once all but extinct as a means of transport, the bicycle is now a visible player for daily commutes, and has led to 40 km of bike paths; however, city declivities require bridges to overcome certain obstacles. The Belavista cycle bridge crosses a large valley and contributes to the general goal of raising overall cycle journey numbers. Participating organizations: Better World-Comunicação, Publicidade E Entretenimento, S.A Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Installation of 514 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Mobi-e is the Portuguese consortium for electric mobility. As a partner, the Lisbon Municipality has acceded to the project and is now the largest such urban network. Lisbon Municipality has made a major effort to install charging stations and has made working investments in public space compatibility with existing infrastructures. 514 charging stations are now installed and the second phase of the project is underway. Participating organizations: Lisboa-e-Nova Local Energy and Environmental Agency, Mobi-e (the National Electric Mobility Network) Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Urban Agriculture Program
With two new agricultural parks implemented in 2011 and seven more under construction in 2012, Lisbon seeks to achieve a ten urban park network in 2013. Under the aegis of the “Lisbon Green Plan,” the agricultural plan serves more than 650 families and all areas will be integrated into expanded parks or greenways. Specific regulations have been approved to regulate land access and new farmers are learning biological skills focused on more modern and organized agricultural parks. Start year 2012
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Reducing Public Space Water Demand
Lisbon is reducing the environmental effect of public space irrigation. Central Park “Eduardo VII” and its new irrigation system will reduce yearly water consumption from 840,000 m3 to just 300,000 m3 at the same time maintenance intensity is reduced with resultant CO2 emissions reductions. Biodiverse Mediterranean pasture development as an alternative to lawns, requiring no irrigation and featuring high capacity CO2 capture, is another implemented measure. Recycled water has been used to wash streets as well. Participating organizations: Lisboa-e-Nova Local Energy and Environmental Agency Start year 2012
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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