Municipality of San Jerónimo de Montería
Colombia

Population: 422198
Area of jurisdiction: 3142 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 20% by 2019 (2009) 11% by 2019 (2009)
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 1% by 2019
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 ( 2012 ):  25,845 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2009, 2012

Mitigation actions

Competitive and Sustainable Cities
Monteria is a beneficiary of the program "Ciudades Sostenibles y Competitivas" that Findeter has developed based on the IADB, which has te purpose to identify and prioritize urgent problematics for municipal urban sustainability, as well as, defining strategic actions for its solutions. Thanks to this program several environmental studies have been made that have allowed to identify critical subjects in the city and in october th Action Plan for them will be presented Start year 2013
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Master Plan for Climate Change
Master Plan for Climate Change was approved in alliance with the aqueduct company, this defines 15 challenges and 36 actions to reduce GHG emissions in the city. Currently it is monitored by the municipal Planning Secretary Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Recovering public space
In August public invaded space was recovered. In total 22.000 km2 of occupied space that had being like this for decades was recovered in the central market Start year 2013
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Investigation
Following up climate change, the city will receive in October an environmental study from the GEOADAPTIVE Boston firm, that includes urban footprint and with a proposal for a sustainable and smart growth plan, also, probabilistic studies of vulnerability and risk assessment, air quality studies and GHG emission inventory. The main objective of all this studies are that they impulse different project and to be the backbone of the territorial ordering that will be done in 2015 Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Reforestation program - planting 1 million trees
The objective of this action is to plant trees around the city to compensate the city's emissions. Up until now 3000 trees have been planted and by the end of 2014 another 10.000 are expected to be planted. Start year 2014
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Expansion of the Park "Ronda del Sinú"
Right now the expantion of the park "Ronda del Sinú" is under construction with an extention of a kilometer in the city centre. This with the objective to increase public space and incentive cultural activities in the city, also, to recover degraded space Start year 2014
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Pilot project for an energy efficient public lighting system
The public lightning of the city its being reestructred, by changing the conventional high pressure sodium systems for LED lights, up until now approximately 200 lights have been changed Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Roads of non-motorized vehicles (cycle routes)
For 2014 the resources were approved for building 10km of cycle routes to articulate all the other existing cycle routes of the city. This, to incentive the use of the bicycle as a means of transportation Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Selling of electric motorcycles
In the city selling of electric motorcycles is being encouraged since this helps mitigation of climate change due to the use of non renewable sources of energy such as petrol. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Awareness campaigns
Annually the company Servigenerales makes different awareness campaigns to help generate an environmental culture. Among the campaign they lead are: Responsible management of waste, recovering of critical open spaces used as trash cans, making conservation committees, among others. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Cleaner production in cattle ranching
With this action the objective is to have a cleaner production in cattle ranching. This is done by spreading a document on how to establish silvopasture systems. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type  
Status In progress
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Workshop "efficient water use and waste management"
This workshop was given to the companies that subscribed themselves in the Cleaner Production program, in order to explain an illustrate the importance of energy saving and the benefits of using it efficiently, as well as, handling in a proper way their residues. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
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Program for recognizing companies' socio-environmental development and management
The objective of this program is to incentive the sustainable production and consumption in the enterprise sector. This is done by giving a Environmental Leader recognition, to all those companies who decided to take the challenge and have a cleaner more sustainable production. Start year 2009
Sector Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Call to companies for subscribing to the convention "Cleaner production"
The objective of this action is to incorporate companies to a program that leads to a cleaner production through an environmental strategy that tackles their productive processes. Start year 2009
Sector Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Program "Reciclando Ando"
The recycling program "Reciclando Ando" has the objective of promoting the campaign NO waste and separation at the source mainly at the public teaching institutions of the city. Their target public are children from 5 to 10 years old. This program is developed between the company "Servigenerales Monteria" and the Pontificia Bolivariana University. Start year 2014
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Greenhouse gas emissions compensation - Reforestation Plan – One million trees
The city of Monteria, in cooperation with the UMATA, approximately 80 community-based organizations, 50 educational institutions, companies from different sectors, over 1000 people from the intervened zones and various environmental promoters, will engage in the project of planting one millions trees in approximately 3000 hectares. It will also allow the improvement of soil quality, its ability to hold humidity, structure and nutrients and reduce erosion, besides capturing 700.000 tons of CO2. Start year 2012
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Increase the area of the “Ronda del Sinú” park
The Ronda del Sinú park, located in the riverside of the Sinú river, is a beautiful park that attracts all kinds of people, also is no longer a vandalism area. The project aims to increase the area of the park, which will allow the conservation and protection of the existing flora and fauna, improve the urban, environmental and landscape quality and provide a sense of belonging to all citizens, bringing harmony between nature and men. The project will include 3 phases, more than 110.000 m2 will be intervened and around 550 trees will be planted. Additionally it will capture approximately 400 tons of CO2 until 2019. Start year 2012
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Environmental management Plan for Montería’s ecosystems.
Climate change and variability brings new challenges to the city of Montería regarding the conservation of its ecosystems, this is why the Sinú and San Jorge Valley Authority (Corporación Autónoma Regional de los Valles del Sinú y San Jorge, CVS) has undertaken important projects directed to evaluate this ecosystems for their biological, economic, political, social and cultural value, to be able to define conservation strategies. The formulation and implementation of the Environmental Management Plan pretends to gather ecological and social information to include in the process of decision making related to biodiversity conservation and defining strategies for conflict resolution. The firs ecosystems that will be intervened are Sierra Chiquita, Martinica and Pantano Largo for the important services that they provide. Start year 2013
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Eco-Neighborhoods
The Eco-Neighborhoods project will be implemented as a pilot Project in one neighborhood but is intended to be expanded to five more, also the “Eco-barrios” award will be launched to promote the adoption of sustainable practices in the communities. The pilot project will establish partnerships to adequate the infrastructure of one neighborhood and invest in systems of separation of waste, efficient lighting, cycling infrastructure and public space and the empowerment of the community to carry out the initiative. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Looking for Funding
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Communication and Education
The city knows the importance of communication of the impacts of climate change, education and inclusion of citizens to address climate change strategies. In this way, the city aims to develop educational and communication actions at all levels, in order to raise awareness about climate change causes and effects, identify daily activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, actions to reduce them, impacts on people’s health, and adaptation measures to natural phenomenon, in the framework of the National Environmental Education Policy. Additionally the actions will be directed to the education sector, as all key sectors of society: Citizens, Industialy, agricultural, commercial, among others. Start year 2012
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Training on sustainable farming practices
The project will be developed in rural areas of the municipality of Monteria. It will be focused on responsible soil management, agrochemical management, crop rotation systems, plague management and use of machinery. A rural school will enable civil organizations and producers to participate, learn and have access to financial resources to adopt sustainable farming practices. This project will benefit directly a total of 800 farmers and will have 4,000 indirect beneficiaries in the agricultural sector. Start year 2012
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Degraded soil recuperation, and support of pasture management technologies
The action includes an overview of rural areas within the municipality of Monteria to identify highly degraded zones, establish soil limitations and determine the type of interventions needed according to the degree of damage. There will be carried out actions such as vertical tillage, waste management and strategies motivated to establish improved pastures, integrated with forest management, among others. The techniques will be evaluated by estimating greenhouse gases storage and additional indicators. Start year 2012
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Treatment and economic appraisal of manure
This action aims to implement a pilot project of treatment and production of compost from manure produced in farms. Furthermore it is envisioned the technical and economical evaluation of power generation from anaerobic digestion, the promotion of techniques and qualification of 30% of farmers in the city of Montería, this is a key factor to achieve the goal of spreading the techniques and turn it into a business strategy. Start year 2012
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Implementation of Silvopastoral Systems
The goal of this initiative is to implement and promote Silvopastoral Systems as technological alternatives to livestock production and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city by: progressive conversion of farming areas to silvopastoral systems, pilot project of 2.000 hectares of silvopastoral areas, communication and promotion strategy of this technology and training of producers. This project contribute to the reduction of surface run-off, increase of biodiversity, capture of CO2, job creation, increase of productivity and fertility, among other benefits to the city and its citizens. Start year 2012
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Promote sustainable production and consumption on the private sector
Since 2006, the Sinú and San Jorge Valley Authority (Corporación Autónoma Regional de los Valles del Sinú y San Jorge, CVS), has been implementing the Cleaner production Regional Policy to encourage productive sectors to improve their environmental performance. This policy is being updated into the Sustainable Production and Consumption Regional Policy. The purpose of this action is to implement this policy in Montería, highlighting: Savings and efficient use of water, solid waste management, compliance with the law and efficient use of materials. This goal will be achieved by carrying out activities such as promotion of sustainable production and consumption as an environmental management mechanism, advise businesses on the implementation of the policy, promotion of partnerships and provide access to financial mechanisms. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Consider sustainability criteria to reformulate urban regulations
This initiative promotes and regulates sustainable construction projects in the city, considering: planning energy efficiency measures inside the buildings through technologies for low power consumption and renewable energies, bioclimatic architecture, promotion of responsible use and water savings, waste water and solid waste management, use of locally produced materials, among other actions that can be modified by the upcoming Sustainable Construction National Policy. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Increase the coverage of rural water supply and urban sewerage services
In 2010 only 46% of urban population had a sewage system, the rest used septic tanks for waste water disposal, this kind of systems are an important source of CH4 emissions and have negative consequences on sanitation, health and quality of life. By increasing the coverage of sewage services, is possible to reduce 2.5 times the methane emissions by the installation of waste water treatment systems. Besides, the access to drinking water is a priority for Montería, as a city that envisions a sustainable future that includes social equity and development of its communities. To achieve this goal the city plans to increase 90% of coverage of sewage services, and 80% of drinking water availability by 2019, with additional benefits such as reduction of pollution and job creation. Start year 2010
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Support the establishment of regulatory frameworks such as environmental penalties
In Colombia, the Law 1259 of 2008, created the environmental penalties for the mismanagement of solid waste and wreckage as an economic and educational mechanism to prevent environmental damage and threats to public health. This action is intended to spread knowledge about infractions, the amount of the fines and the procedures associated, this is regulated in the city by the Decree 130 of 2011. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Encourage source separation and recovery of urban solid waste
Considering the increase of population and the change in consumption patterns in the last few years, the generation of solid waste increased 13% since 2009, this is why Montería has been executing the Solid Waste Management Plan, which is designed to reduce generation (10% per capita), encourage source separation, design and implement selective routing to facilitate recovery, collection and commercialization of solid waste, among other actions that contribute to the mitigation of the impacts associated to generation and disposal of urban solid waste. Every action is supported by the establishment of regulatory frameworks and the education and participation of all citizens. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Capture of biogas from the landfill (Clean Development Mechanism)
The project will avoid the 18,79% of total urban emissions by the reduction of solid waste disposal emissions in the Loma Grande landfill, this initiative is a Clean Development Mechanism and includes the capture, extraction and destruction of biogas and further generation of Certified Emission Reductions. This income will be destined to other environmental initiatives related to the Climate Change Master Plan. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar Power Pilot Project
The city will carry out the installation of photovoltaic panels in 5 schools, given Montería’s high exposure to solar radiation, to build the Solar Schools Network that promotes the use of solar, and other renewable energy sources in the city and its surroundings, while reducing the energy consumption as is expected a generation of 4.000 KWh in each school. The potential development of the initiative in the framework of the International Solar Schools Network in partnership with Greenpeace encourages the city to work on this matter. Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Efficient lighting in private facilities
The city promotes energy efficiency in the private sector through the substitution of traditional lamps for Compact Fluorescent lamps in existing private facilities and new buildings, with this measure is expected a 25% reduction of energy consumption related to lighting. Furthermore, this process includes the appropriate management of discarded bulbs, as well as the analysis of the implementation of LED technology. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Conversion to energy-saving light bulbs in street lighting
The government of Montería visualizes the city as an innovative and sustainable city of the XXI century, this is why this initiative goes beyond the traditional conversion from mercury to sodium light bulbs, and additionally plans to install LED bulbs in the medium term, given the future development of this technology. The substitution of mercury-vapor lamps to sodium-vapor lamps reduces 40% of energy consumption per lamp; furthermore, this process includes the appropriate management of discarded bulbs, the optimization of the system and grids, as well as the evaluation of LED technology for public lighting implementation and further installation. Start year 2009
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy efficiency initiative in government facilities
Planning and implementing energy efficiency measures towards reducing 15% of energy consumption. This goal will be achieved by examining the electrical systems, including lighting, office equipment, electric engines, cooling systems, etc., and by checking the compliance with the law regarding public lighting and electric grids (RETILAP & RETIE), in order to articulate an action plan intended to improve this systems and provide methods focused on responsible and efficient energy use, such as substitution and renovation of equipment, preventive maintenance, etc. This will be complemented with awareness and education of employees. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Expansion Master Plan UPB University
The private educational institution UPB acoording to its vision is committed to sustainability. In the growth of its physical plant seeks to minimize the impact to the environment and ensure harmony with the surroundings through urban and architectural design. Start year 2014
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Green Days Initiative
Every year, the first Thursday of February, the whole city joins to participate in the “Car-free day” initiative, where no private cars are allowed from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. This valuable strategy not only reduces the emission of 39.500 vehicles for one day a year, but also is a way to raise awareness about the importance of using public and shared transportation in the city to improve environmental quality and urban mobility. The initiative has shown the commitment of the Montería’s citizens to make a positive change and contribute to climate change mitigation. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Cycling Infrastructure
The improvement and construction of new cycling infrastructure aims to adopt the bicycle, and other non-motorized vehicles, as a means of urban transport, facilitating mobility and access to different parts of the city, as well as bringing environmental benefits. For this matter, the Cycling Infrastructure Master Plan is closely linked to the Integrated Transport System, which will improve a total of 1890 m2 of public space. To support the citizens’ integration, we will organize activities in the neighbourhoods to stimulate the use of non-motorized transport means. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Integrated Transport System
In the past years the bad management of public space, scarce pedestrian zones and urban infrastructure has affected the quality of life of Montería’s citizens. This is why the municipality has already approved a plan to implement an integrated public transport system, which will achieve an urban and traffic organization of the city by maximizing the efficiency and quality of public spaces. This innovating initiative will allow the city to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, given that 53% of urban emissions are generated by transport. To complement the strategy, is necessary to encourage people to use public transport instead of private cars. The goals will be achieved through the improvement of physical infrastructure and the efficiency of the operation, increasing coverage and optimizing the capacity of the system. The positive outcomes include the reduction of fuels consumption, pollution and further improvement of air quality and reduction in operational costs. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Municipal Plan for Risk Management
Municipal Plan for Risk Management, created in 2012. This plan characterises the risks that the city is vulnerable to, and also presents 6 ways to manage them Start year 2012
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Re-locating families from high risk zones.
With this action different families that live in high risk areas and don't have economic means are being re-located. The whole project intends to re-locate up to 3000 families in total. Start year 2013
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Action plan for the dry season
An action plan was developed in order to prevent risks and damages during the dry season due to the effects of climate change. Also, to prevent forest fires. Start year  
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type  
Status Completed
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Action plan for winter season
An action plan was developed in order to prevent risks and damages during the winter season due to the effects of climate change. Start year  
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Third campaign for gathering WEEE electronics
The objective of this action is to have a third campaign for gathering electronics classified as WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronical Equipment) in order to protect the environment and public health and for their proper recycling, reconditioning and/or recuperation of the materials that for the WEEE Start year 2014
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Type  
Status Completed
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Parks Master Plan
Since 2009 the city of Monteria embraced the challenge to make public space a part of the competitiveness strategy, this requires to formulate a Parks Master Plan to address the intervention, rehabilitation and construction of parks in the urban area, this is an ambitious task that aims to provide well-being to all Monteria’s citizens through quality, security, easy access and sustainability of public space. The intervention includes the construction and rehabilitation of a total area of 320.000 m2 and planting 2000 new trees. The entire project will allow the capture of 1.500 tons of CO2 between 2011 and 2019. Start year 2011
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Relocation of people from high risk areas
In Colombia, the forced displacement, poorly executed territorial planning and other social and political phenomenon, have caused the location of communities in high risk areas, where they are constantly affected by natural disasters associated to climate change. To prevent further entrance of people in these areas and improve the quality of life of the ones already placed in these zones, the city planes to establish control and surveillance measures and execute a Relocation Program to reduce the people’s vulnerability to natural disasters associated to climate change. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Municipal Plan for Risk Management
In recent years, floods, droughts and other natural disasters have been harmful to the city and its people. This is why the municipality, through the Local Committee for Disaster Prevention and Response (CLOPAD), developed the Municipal Plan for Risk Management (PMGR), created to contribute to social, economic and environmental development through the reduction of risk from natural, social, technological and anthropogenic sources, as well as an appropriate response and recovery strategy. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Storm drain Master Plan
The project pretends to rehabilitate and optimize the storm sewer system in its hydraulic and environmental functions to reduce flooding risk and its negative impacts on the people of Montería. The actions that will be undertaken include improvement of infrastructure, increase of capacity and recovery of natural drainage conditions, among others. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Climate Change Departmental Forum
Under the administrative agreement 002-13, signed by the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Corporación Autónoma Regional de los Valles del Sinú y del San Jorge CVS, will be held the First Departmental Forum of Climate Change (Córdoba), on October 10, 2013. Both entities want to promote "Scientific and technological services for the development of climate change adaptation strategies, and risks minimization in the department of Cordoba", in order to create opportunities for academic discussion that will potentiate the knowledge about risk management and climate change adaptation. Start year 2013
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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