Municipality of Curitiba
Brazil

Population: 1879355
Area of jurisdiction: 434.97 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

Hybrid Buses
At Rio + 20 in June 2012 the mayor presented Hibridus, a hybrid bus with an electric and biodiesel driveline, soon to be part of the city’s public transportation fleet. Sixty hybrid vehicles with an 85-passenger per-bus capacity will join the Integrated Transportation Network starting in September 2012. The new technology affords up to 35% better fuel economy and reduces 90% of polluting gas emissions in comparison to conventional buses with Euro 3 technology. Additionally, the new buses are silent some 30% to 40% of operating time. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Vila Rigoni and Bernardo Meyer Park
New recreational and environmental preservation areas will be established in a 210-thousand m² parcel on the banks of the Barigui River, an at-risk area formerly home to local families subsequently placed in affordable housing developments. New parks will feature recreation equipment, paving, public lighting, drainage works, playgrounds, hiking trails, sandboxes and landscaping; both parks are part of the Viva Barigui Linear Park that will link existing parks, woods and recreational areas to conservation units as a means of fostering biodiversity and a Barigui River infrastructure corridor. Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Barigui River Flood Prevention and Intervention
In May 2012 Curitiba began major flood prevention and control interventions. Initial Barigui River investments will improve river flow between the Fazendinha district and the Barigui Delta adjoining Fazenda Rio Grande. Along a 22-kilometer course, flow conditions will be improved, banks will be cleaned and the bed will be dredged, easing rainwater flow and avoiding flood points. Start year 2012
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Barigui, Tingui and São Lourenço Park Lake Dredging
In addition to flood prevention, the objective is to improve conditions in parks with historical, civic and tourism value. The Barigui project calls for dredging its namesake river to extend the existing canal and install mechanical locks to control water volume. São Lourenço’s current manual locks will be mechanized for more rapid water-level adjustment, particularly in case of heavy rains. Tingui Park work focuses on bank recovery and containing erosion brought on by the park’s capybara population. Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Natural Municipal Heritage (RPPNM) Private Reserves
RPPNM’s main objective is protecting fauna and flora in reserve properties featuring significant native vegetation. The original owner retains title to the property, but the mechanism brings advantages such as property tax relief equal to forested area value; the right to transfer 100% of the property’s development rights to other city areas; and a right to negotiate Private Reserve status with Natural Municipal Heritage authorities. Start year 2012
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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