Municipality of Almada

Population: 173298
Area of jurisdiction: 70.2 km2


  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 22% by 2020 (2006) 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 ( 2006 ):  20,584 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2006

Mitigation actions

Efficient Lighting for Historic Monuments
Efficient lighting for historic monuments is an ongoing project that seeks to replace decorative lighting using energy efficient solutions. The latest project renovated lighting on the Dom Fernando II e Glória Frigate, a museum ship anchored on the Almada riverfront. The old lighting was replaced with LED lighting, and resulted in an 80% energy consumption reduction. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
Municipal Recreational Centers 100% Solar Powered
Since 2008, Almada has equipped municipal swimming pools and recreational centers with solar panels for water heating. The latest swimming pool, opened in September 2012, ensures that all four municipal pools use solar thermal energy for water heating and therefore reduce fossil fuel use through a total of 820 m2 solar area. The remaining municipal recreational centers will be equipped with solar energy in 2013. Start year 2012
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
EcoEnLight Eco-efficient Public and Traffic Lighting
An intelligent street lighting system—with dimming and remote control technologies—as well as LED traffic lighting, was installed. Results indicate a more than 40% reduction corresponding to street lighting and 80% related to traffic lighting. The EcoEnLight project, slated to be complete in 2013, will cover 1500 light points in the public lighting system as well as a total of 1350 LED technology traffic lights. Start year 2012
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress

Adaptation actions

Almada Municipal Urban Farm Network
This project included designing an urban farm network that contributes to Almada’s sustainability in vegetable production and resilience. Abandoned agricultural areas and existing urban areas were evaluated in terms of vegetable productivity; it led to the development of three urban municipal farms. These three farms cover a total area of 45.00 m2 and will involve at least 150 urban farmers Participating Organizations AGENEAL (Almada’s Local Energy Management Agency), Instituto Superior Técnico, Science Faculty of Lisbon University, Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, EDP and several local private social-solidarity institutions. Start year 2012
Sector Food Security
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
Dune Restoration Along the Atlantic Seaboard
With its 13 km beachfront, Almada has been developing several dune restoration projects, including sand capture system installation and autochthonous precursor plantings (European beachgrass, Ammophila Arenaria). In 2012, more than 1500 plants were introduced to a 2000m2 area, allowing for dune fixation and restoration and minimizing erosion effects. Children from local public and surf schools carried out program efforts. Start year  
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment