Municipality of Santiago de Cali
Colombia

Population: 2369821
Area of jurisdiction: 619 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 ( 2012 ):  4,550,623 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2011

Mitigation actions

Compensation and renovation of the tree coverage
The main objective of this action is for the city to improve the green urban spaces by compensating and renovating the tree coverage in the total urban and suburban areas of Santiago de Cali. The main expected result is to plant 20.000 trees of different local species by the end of 2015 Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Program "Organizational Neutral Carbon Stamp"
Program Organizational Neutral Carbon Stamp Cali (SCCNO) is a voluntary registration scheme with audit process based on the philosophy of measurement, target setting, acquiring commitments, reduction, offsetting residual emissions and review. With support in the technical standard, following the Green House Gas Protocol (GHP) and ISO 14064 Greenhouse gases, part 1. The certification approach is at the corporate level (top-down), for which the abacus is outlined for accounting for emissions of CO2eq. Time to grant SCCNO depends on companies, from quantification of their emissions and policy formulation or GHG management plan and implementing it. Depending on when they are reduced and / or offset and request verification of neutrality the bestowal will be taken in the category Carbon Neutral and neutrality is achieved according to GHG inventories, meaning that if the inventory from 1 January to 31 December 2014 for example, neutrality is achieved for the same period. The process map is sketched from the participation of stakeholders, defined as corporate (productive and service sector) and institutional (DAGMA and CVC), whom they are provided with technical assistance through GAIA to prepare emissions inventories and organizational design trend scenario to reduce and offset their carbon footprint and subsequent pre-verification by ICONTEC. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Thermal Districts
The THERMAL DISTRICTS project in Colombia is led by the Technical Ozone Unit (UTO) of the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development (MADS), locally the Administrative Department of Environmental Management (DAGMA) has led interagency coordination for this project for the city of Santiago de Cali which has the active participation of Cali Municipal Enterprises (EMCALI) and Gases de Occidente. The purpose of this project is to implement Thermal Districts in the city to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and replacing cooling systems operating on ozone depleting substances (ODS) and substances of high environmental impact. Defined stages for the project Promotion in Cali Thermal Districts are: 1 Environmental and Energy characterization of the energy sector and local cooling 2 Inventory of air conditioning in the South zone 3 Definition of potential areas for the implementation of Thermal Districts 4 Study of technical and economic feasibility 5 Designing the Business Plan to go to the public or private market The project has considered in its Phase I the construction of decision tools for the city to identify possible Thermal Districts in Santiago de Cali. At this stage the DAGMA has provided information obtaining primary cooling in the south of the city (Centro Comercial Unicentro Cali, Coca Cola - FEMSA, Universidad del Valle Sede Melendez, Garden Plaza Shopping Center and Clinic Valle del Lili Foundation) in terms of quantity and capacity of air conditioners, which will be the input for the realization of environmental and energy characterization of the energy sector and local cooling. This area was found feasible to implement a thermal district as a result of the workshops held in 2014 with EMCALI and Gases de Occidente according to the expertise of officials of public enterprises and their knowledge on the behavior of the cooling load required by the area. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Municipal Strategy for a Low Carbon Development
The main objective of this action is for the city to start implementing a Municipal Strategy for a Low Carbon Development, which is part of the actions the city is taking to adapt and mitigate climate change. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan
The objective of this action plan is to develop different activities for the mitigation and adaptation to climate change of the city of Cali. The city will establish the plan for mitigation and adaptation to climate change for the city of Cali, also it will develop the inventory of GHG emissions and developing proposals for the management of the urban heat island effect and generating a map of climate micro-zonification. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Plan "Lleva"
This action plan consists of a campaign that has four components: 1) "Llévame", which invites the citizens to share their cars or carpooling, in order to teach citizens to share their cars if they have routes in common and by doing this there will be less cars running and improvement on quality life. 2) "Llévate", which incentives citizens to walk or ride their bicycles as a strategy of transport that is friendly with the environment also improves healthiness and it means less use of the car. 3) "Déjate Llevar", which invites citizens to use as much as possible the mass transport system of the city (MIO) as an option for means of transportation more friendly with the environment. 4) "Llévalo", which promotes the correct maintenance for cars to have them in optimal conditions and by doing this avoiding extra contamination Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Cali Carbon Neutral
The project seeks to measure, reduce and offset the carbon footprint generated by urban dynamics of Santiago de Cali. This effort includes the support of productive, institutional, academic sectors and also the community, in order to develop an advanced, competitive and intelligent Latin American city. With a production scheme and planning based on environmental sustainability, with strategies and policies of adaptation and mitigation to climate change, to establish a line of development drive for a low carbon economy. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Bicycle Route Plan
The master plan of bicycle routes for Santiago de Cali, seeks to improve the quality of life of the citizens, with a project that integrates the cyclists to the transport system of the city, which because of its size and population requires of urban tools, allowing the project to advance in its process of transforming Cali in a modern, nice and economic city for its citizens, which counts with 125 projects, which are estimated to be executed in the next 15 years, in short (1-5 years) in medium (6-10 years) and in long term (11-15 years), according to the hierarchy and priority established. The basic net of bicycle routes is made of 343,2 km with direct benefits to 22 areas of the Municipality of Cali. Start year 2007
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Electricity cogenaration and Methan combustion in Cañaveralejo Waste Water Treatment Plant
Part 1: Switching from connection to national grid to self-generation electricity, using the biogas product of the sludge digestion (The biogas is used as fuel in energy generators, allowing the generated energy to be used for the internal consumption of the Cañaveralejo Waste Water Plant itself) Part 2: Installing a system to capture and controlled combustion of the biogas produced. Start year 1998
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Sanitary Closure of the Landfield Navarro
With the construction of infrastructure, it is expected that the physical conditions of all the surrounding areas of the filling, are improved in environmental aspects in all the influence area, as well as in the property’s value, some of them could have a residential use. Another aspect of positive environmental impact is the decrease of risk about the quality of the water, which in this area, has agricultural uses, but possible downloads will stay in a vulnerable sector because it is located above waters of the intakes of the aqueduct above the Cauca river. Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Massive Integrated Transport System - MIO
The environmental benefits in decreasing emission, which correspond to more than 70% of the particulate matter emissions (PM10) and to 60% of the CO2 emissions, have been generated through the requirement towards the operators about fulfilling the standards of emissions for public transport vehicles, propelling the use of fuels corresponding to these technologies (Euro II, Euro IV, Euro V), the advance in the decoupling process of vehicles of TPC and oversupply of public transport in the city, achieving less traffic and a smaller number of total km traveled, impacting positively the mobility and quality of life of its citizens, in the environmental and urban aspect , according to the United Nations secretariat for climate change of the year 2012, this project was registered as a clean development mechanism with the number 5852. CONPES 3767 of 2013. Start year 2008
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Basins Restoration of aqueduc suppliers
The lands of Santiago de Cali - Piedra Grande, La Carolina, La Yolanda, La Cajita, Lomas de Quintero and Danube represent strategic areas of the Cali and Melendez river basins, though they supply municipal aqueducts as La Reforma and San Antonio with a coverage of 500,000 inhabitants in the urban area and 100,000 in the rural. In recent decades these properties have been presenting strong degradation processes by the inappropriate management and use of land; primarily due to farming and human settlements. Under this scenario raises the restoration initiative in the area, from the establishment of strategies consistent with the ecological and social dynamics of each property. Start year 2000
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Jarillon Aguablanca and Complementary Work Plan – PJAOC
The JARILLON AGUABLANCA AND COMPLEMENTARY WORK PLAN – PJAOC will benefit 7785 families, which should be relocated, directly, and would allow in the east of the city, the risk of flooding to decrease, in case of the Cauca river overflowing , which would affect the 50% of the urban territory of Santiago de Cali, with reinforcement and construction the river canalization, 17 km of the Cauca river, 2km of the Cali river and 6km of the intercept channel in the south, protection and reduction of the vulnerability of the infrastructure of public services, hydraulic recovery of the drainage system in Pondaje lake, Phase II and III, construction of 6300 homes and social accompaniment to homes located in intervention zones. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Compensation for Environmental Services - CSA
The payment initiative for environmental services, which is currently developed by the natural heritage fund in the watershed of the Cali river, through the project of incentives to conservation, in alliance with Emcali, DAGMA, CVC and PNN, seeks improving water regulation and quality. By investing in the watershed, nearly 103 tons of sediments are reduced each year, as well as erosive processes. In one year, Emcali will save around $60 million pesos, keeping the quality of the water, which means that in 2020 there will be about $600 million pesos. With this savings, which will be the incentive for habitants of the high part of the watershed to protect the forests; if the forest in the river basin is conserved, 1296 tons of sediments will be produced each year, but nowadays the sediments are 7 times higher. Start year 2011
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Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Protected Areas Municipal System - SIMAP
The Project, in charge of the DAGMA is aimed to give priority to some areas around the city and make people respect the purposes in which they were implemented/built, additionally, prioritize according to the POT (Territorial Order Planning) and the development plan, those areas that need to be protected and taken care of, mainly for its biodiversity purposes, in order to guarantee the well-being of the city in the future. Started in 2006, the project wanted not only to protect the environmentally important green areas, but also to create awareness in the population, because many areas have been damaged with the years and there is lack of green areas in the urban part of the city. The project will be held according to the diagnosis of environmental strategies. It will also include collective participation to determine the objectives and mechanisms of conservation from the technical point of view. Start year 2012
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adoption of green public areas for Maintenance and Recuperation
The city of Santiago de Cali, decided to implement more green areas around the city. The project, started in 2005 and is being carried out by the DAGMA (Administrative Department of Environmental Management), along with different private and public institutions and ONG`s, as well as communities. The project has intervened 75 areas and a total of 405.000 m2. It has been effective and beneficial for many sectors, including tax reduction and publicity for a host of companies. These areas also allow entertainment and recreation, and become environmental strategic points, which avoid direct effect of radiation, reduction of CO2 emissions, embellishment of landscapes, provide habitat to fauna, and improve life conditions of the citizens. The initiative contributes to the city safety as well because these areas become places for community integration instead of crime scenarios. Start year 2000
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Water Fund
The water fund is a financial market tool, which allows private and public users to finance the conservation and protection of providing ecosystems in protected areas, as well as private land. The Santiago de Cali fund, invites the users interested in the quality and quantity of the water they receive, to contribute voluntarily with resources to invest in conservation project of high impact in strategic ecosystems, which at the same time generates financial resources to the city. Start year 2013
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Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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