Municipality of San Carlos

Population: 27471
Area of jurisdiction: 155 km2


  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


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

Mitigation actions

Energy Grid Modification and Diversification
Actions that tend to greenhouse gas emissions reductions are one of two types. One calls for the modification of the energy grid via the partial substitution of thermal generation by hydro-electrical, wind or solar generation; a second type seeks to save electrical energy through a variety of savings plans. With regard to the former, San Carlos installed 10 2-MW experimental wind dynamos connected to the transmission network. Electrical energy savings plans consist fundamentally of replacing conventional-lamp public lighting with LED lamps and sponsorship of solar-based household water heating. The first of the plans seeks to reduce public-lighting electrical consumption by up to 40%. Start year 2010
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress

Adaptation actions

Extensive Public Trees Pruning
Given ever increasing storm-strength winds, the local government has implemented a pruning campaign for public trees that has drastically reduced their overall height and considerably reduced the risk of their blowing over and provoking damage to life and property. Start year 2011
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
Thoroughfare Methodology Adjustment to Adapt to Greater Adverse Weather Event Incidence
The city has had to adapt to increasingly intense rains that rapidly collapse the storm sewer system at the same time they erode and destroy granular materials-based pavement that lacks asphaltic treatment or other stabilizers. As a consequence, storm sewer engineering works are to be enlarged and pavements are to waterproofed and sealed to reduce intense rainfall effects. Start year 2012
Sector Infrastructure
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
Flood-Zone Resident Relocations
The local government constructed more than thirty housing solutions to move resident neighbors from low-lying and flood-prone areas. In general, these citizens come from society’s most disadvantaged strata, meaning they could not have independently accessed housing in better locations. The new housing features basic electric utilities, drinking water and sanitary services. Start year 2011
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed