Municipality of Bucaramanga
Colombia

Population: 525119
Area of jurisdiction: 165 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 30% by 2022 (2012) 50% by 2022 (2012)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: 30% by 2022 (2012) n/a
Renewable energy target: 30% by 2025 30% by 2025
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

Substitution of public lightning
With the support of Findeter an energy efficient project is being developed. It consists of substituting street lights of high pressure vapour sodium to LED. The benefits of this project consists of reduction in electricity costs and reduction of GHG emissions. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
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Formulation and implementation of instruments for mitigation and adaptation to climate change
The city wants to develop plans of adaptation and mitigation of Climate Change as well as implement priority interventions. Its final objectives are: Having plans of mitigation with commitments of sectoral reductions, having an effective plan for adaptation to climate change and climate variability, and establishing the number of years left with a positive water balance. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Make the GHG emissions inventory
The city in the past has calculated its GHG emissions inventory through the methodology IPCC, however they didn't evaluate all variables and sectors in this occasion, for this reason they are doing to do it again taking into account this variables and sectors Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Formulate and execute an institutional strengthening program in subjects of air quality and emissions
The city for improving its air quality wants to formulate and execute a programs that strenghtens the insitutions in subjects such as air quality and emissions management Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Formulate a program to update de Air Quality Verifying System
The city wants to improve air quality, to achieve this they have a plan of updating the existing program for controlling air quality (SVCA for its spanish initials) Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Improving solid residues treatment
The city wants to improve the treatment for solid residues by defining plans and programs for using solid residues that include recycling practises, reutilisation, and separating in the source as well as developing awareness campaigns in order to increase sensitivity Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Long-term solutions for the final deposition of solid residues
The city has a plan to find long term solutions for their final deposition of solid residues, by designing and restructuring the actual scheme of final regional deposition Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Community and social participation for risk management
The city is well aware of the importance of understanding that risk management involves knowledge of threats and weaknesses as well as prevention and disaster response. Taking this into account the environmental authority in 2011 trained 171 citizens in these subjects. Start year 2011
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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