Municipality of Salamanca
Mexico

Population: 260732
Area of jurisdiction: 746 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 ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Operaciones del gobierno
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Limpieza de Lotes y Baldíos
Among the environmental issues of the Municipality, the existence of abandoned lots presents a problem of health risks, inadequate waste disposal, harmful fauna, air quality deterioration and also it significantly impacts the urban image. The practice of burning residues in wastelands releases dioxins and furans by waste composition risking the health of the population. It is essential that wastelands and lots owners become aware of the social and environmental problems caused by the lack of maintenance of these sites and not wait for a warning or sanction from the authority. Start year 2009
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Cero Quemas
The main purpose of the program is to reduce the zero burning pm10, contaminants and fumes generated within the municipality of Guanajuato and Salamanca with this, avoid respiratory diseases or other symptoms particles. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Verificación Vehicular
In the city of Salamanca, Guanajuato, currently the final disposal site of solid wastes is an open dumpsite, which together with the practice of illegal dumpsites, contribute to the the environmental quality deterioration of this entity; therefore the design, construction and operation of a sanitary landfill is necessary. The sanitary landfill construction project aims comply with the NOM-083-SEMARNAT, reduce environmental impact, have a real control and proper management of generated waste, close and clean up existing landfills, improve health and sanitation, improve the inhabitants life quality of the of Salamanca, Gto. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Regulación, vigilancia e inspección de comercios y servicios en la región
This is a measure to reduce emissions from the shops and services of the City of Salamanca. Comes from the municipal regulations review and updating on the prevention of air pollution to the reducing emission programs promote. It is intended to establish a shops and services register pattern, thereby increasing the percentage of area sources verified by strengthening and updating inspection instruments and municipal surveillance. Start year 2013
Sector Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Relleno Sanitario
In the city of Salamanca, Guanajuato, currently the final disposal site of solid wastes is an open dumpsite, which together with the practice of illegal dumpsites, contribute to the the environmental quality deterioration of this entity; therefore the design, construction and operation of a sanitary landfill is necessary. The sanitary landfill construction project aims comply with the NOM-083-SEMARNAT, reduce environmental impact, have a real control and proper management of generated waste, close and clean up existing landfills, improve health and sanitation, improve the inhabitants life quality of the of Salamanca, Gto. Start year 2014
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Instalación de focos tipo Led en el alumbrado público
The project is to replace existing bulbs with LED luminaires type since this last consume much less energy than sodium vapor, so it will be the most effective use of resources, in addition to the LED lamps, improve illumination at much lower cost by reducing energy consumption and therefore generating less by consumption. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Reducción de emisiones generadas por la Industria Ladrillera
This measure aims to reduce emissions from processes related to the brick industry through training, technical training and compliance with applicable regulations. Is necessary to continue and strengthen the work that has been done in the brick sector to promote comprehensive strategies to meet the basic needs to prevent and control the social and environmental impacts. Start year 2010
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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PROAIRE
This measure contributes to the air quality improvement in the community, by continuing the fulfillment of commitments by the Ing. Antonio M. Amor Refinery, the Thermoelectric Power of Salamanca and the company Univex, S.A. de C.V. and Sales del Bajio S.A. of C.V .; reducing SO2 emissions from a new plant operation and recovery of waste gases; reducing SO2 and PM10 emissions through fuel switching and the implementation of a cogeneration project; reducing emissions and actions set from a result of energy audit respectively in each industry, being the same objectives for the two last ones. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Adaptation actions

Taller escuela de Héroes
The workshop "School of Heroes" will be held on 35 Basic Education Schools located in urban and rural location, benefiting 1088 students. It aims to teach values that promote environmental stewardship in the municipality, promoting activities that reduce consumption of energy, water, fossil fuels and waste generation. At the end of the workshop each student will be able to identify environmental issues affecting their city, as well as possible solutions to this, engaging directly in shares and Adaptation to Climate Change Mitigation and integrating into their practice school habits that reduce the footprint carbon. This project aims to train students aware of the need to change attitudes and habits that affect the environment for the benefit of society, and especially of future durations Basic Education. The School Heroes workshop lasts 75 minutes and integrates theoretical and practical activities that allow the student and instructor interact appropriately to convey an environmental education effectively. Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Pronatura.- Cañada grande
Waterproofing of the water storage "Cañada Grande" with a  geomembrane of 1.0mm thick, in order to preserve the volume of water and avoid infiltration and therefore its early depleted. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Reforestaciones en la zona urbana y comunidades
Reforestation project to condition public spaces or devoid areas vegetation within the city and communities. This in order to take advantage of the benefits that vegetation provides, from shade (and thereby minimize the use of air conditioners), to provide shelter for birds and small animals, allowing the rainwater infiltration to recharge aquifers, provide aesthetic to places and improve public health through cleaner air coming out of the vegetation and where in their cups traps some particles of pollutants, for example. Start year 2014
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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FAMCAS - Estudio de Línea Base
To cover several measures of the " Management Program to Improve Air Quality 2013-2022" FAMCAS committee was requested to consider investing in a baseline study, so that different companies were voted upon and the selected _ was the " MEXICAN RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER S.C." And the projects being undertaken are: • "Assessment of the potential of clean technologies used in diverse sectors such as the domestic, commercial, service or public potencial from the Municipality of Salamanca, Guanajuato ". • "Assessment of existing relationships between the characteristics of the urban structure and energy consumption of municipal services." Start year 2014
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Fogones ecológicos
This project aims the decreasing fuel of wood set used as fuel, improve the resident conditions and natural resources degradation Start year 2014
Sector Human health
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Comercio Responsable
The workshop Responsible Business will be implemented in 30 local stores between which they emphasize hotels, restaurants, factories, Raw Materials industries, Meat Shops, Automotive Workshops among others, and aims to inform the economic sector of the municipality on the important responsibility we have about the environmental impacts that this sector has been generating in recent years thereby achieving the integration of these businesses to a program where commit to reduce carbon footprint and thus generate different Adaptation and Mitigation actions to Climate Change. With them is also intends to achieve the green technologies integration in their production systems and marketing and promote the reduction of actions that affect directly polluting the municipality among which stand out the generation and inadequate waste disposal and water pollution. Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Taller Hogar sustentable
It consists in conducting 11 workshops that will benefit approximately 1,485 housewives from 33 colonies, allowing them to reduce the environmental effects generated by the different home actions and practices sand watches, such as production and improper disposal of solid waste, poor use of water, waste products burning, carrying out lectures to instruct Housewives. This workshop aims to integrate mothers in a culture environmental worry and to become able to carry adaptation and Mitigation actions Climate Change. It will provided to the housewives to the following material , 495 sand watches, 495 vessels for washing teeth, 495 green bags . It is noteworthy that also will be given 740 biodegradable bottles, 745 newspaper pencils, delivering one piece per family to be used by any member of it; and finally the instructor will use 5 pencils along the Sustainable Home Workshop for necessary notes regarding the results of the workshop. It will last 80 minutes and topics such as responsible resource consumption and proper disposal of these will be addressed. Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Ciclovías
The project is to intervene road section proposed 19 bikeway routes with a total length of approximately 157 kilometers. The project involves the redistribution of existing road section, implementing segregated lanes for cyclists and improving conditions for pedestrian movement, with particular emphasis on the intersections with other roads all the way, solving the mobility barriers imposed by the presence of the railroad agricultural drains. This complemented with lighting, furniture, signage and traffic control devices. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Talleres de Educación ambiental y cambio climático
The Conference: Climate Change will be held in 20 High Schools, Middle Level and Higher, serving approximately 2,000 students. This lecture will last 50 minutes and cover topics such as "Kyoto Protocol", "Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change", this in order to show an overview of current environmental policies and its background, thereby achieving the generation of a rational judgment on the current context of environmental problems. At the same time it is intended to stimulate reflection on the concrete future impacts of climate change, making them generate a social reflection, that incite them to generate Adaptation and Mitigation actions to Climate Change. And finally, in order to invite the student community to join national and international programs, students will learn some of the most important environmental activists of all time. Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Huerto en hogares y escuelas
The development of Urban Gardens in the town of Salamanca promote personal development, creating opportunities for healthy living, harmony, and respect to grow healthy food in small spaces. This project aims to benefit 500 Salamanca inhabitants training and providing them the needed inputs to carry out the production of food in their homes. This project also includes a Basic Education Schools in 20 of them installing school gardens promoting food production to centers and schools to develop a sense of belonging to students, parents and teachers. In addition to this training the municipal government will provide the necessary inputs to undertake food production in homes and schools. Start year 2015
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Looking for Funding
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Huerto Xidoo - Ecoparque Salamanca
Xidoo Garden is a demonstration project for the community of Salamanca seeking eco-social regeneration through urban agriculture, permaculture and ecological practices. The project is a community center where 4 sustainability areas for different activities are seen to create a publicly available comprehensive development environment, where the relationship between society and the environment is strengthened. The area provides space designed and placed to work with young people and children from vulnerable areas through organic farming workshops, preparation of compost, bio, water harvesting and permaculture. Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Programa de aves para autoconsumo
This project aims to support more people in marginalized communities of the municipality thereby somehow revive his backyard so they can generate a supplementary power supply. The backyard poultry is an important activity in rural communities of the country characterized by low investment required and the ease to carry it out. This activity strengthens the well-being of rural families, providing products of high nutritional value as meat and egg and breeding reproduces quickly, so it requires little space and local materials are used to build the facility. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Micorriza (Fertilizantes orgánicos)
Due to climate change, the over-exploitation of arable land, soil erosion, excessive use of chemicals, pests, etc., the percentages of harvest agricultural cycle have been depressed lately, it is for this reason that Mr. Justino Arriaga Rojas, mayor of Salamanca, apply the bio-fertilizer program (mycorrhiza) for seasonal farm producers for 2013, thus contributing to enhance grain production in rural communities at Salamanca and therefore improve the life quality of rural families as well serving as agreed by the mayor of the Municipality and producers of Salamanca, Guanajuato.. Start year 2013
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Ordenamiento Territorial
In recent years the municipality of Salamanca has had major changes that require a planning for the territory within the framework of sustainable development, to ensure the protection and conservation of natural resources. To this end it is making the Local Ecological Ordinance Program of Salamanca, for which through the Department of Environmental Management, an agreement between the municipality, the Institute of Ecology of the State and Environment Ministry of Natural Resources was developed. The Ecological Ordinance is an instrument of environmental policy that indicates how to use the territory maintaining a balance between productive activities and the conservation of natural resources. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Uso de Biodigestores para la generación de biogas a partir de las excretas del ganado, en las comunidades del Cajón y Los Prietos y evitar así la contaminación del Rio temazcatío.
The Department of Environment has been looking for several ways to clean the river Temascatío, due to it passing through the industrial city, it has been used as a disposal site. Work has been done to prevent the river littering caused from  companies ;also it has been searched for ways to stop  the inhabitants of the community of Los Prietos and El Cajón will not collaborate at the same mess with animal disposal excreta . So that the proposed project was the Biodigesters installation the Communities. A training course was conducted for people on the correct use of animal waste by using them in a way that was friendly to the environment as the production of biogas for common use, thus there are three benefits; Biogas, the river and other premises sanitation and the sale of Bio fertilizer ( digester byproduct). Start year 2014
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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