Municipality of A Coruña
Spain

Population: 247482
Area of jurisdiction: 38 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: 20% by 2020 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
2009

Mitigation actions

Real-time traffic system optimization
Initiatives like "regulated walking area" and "informed citizens" are part of the Vía prioritaria vigilada (Vigilated Road Priority) Thanks to the Road Priority system, information service about vehicles will be achieved by different types of sensors and pedestrians, using information from their mobile phones. This would give priority to public transport vehicles, improper parking will be managed and offending vehicles will be penalized. This improvement in the operation of public transport with a major impediment to private transport will enable the achievement of the targets for reducing CO2 emissions. Moreover, this project includes dedicated pedestrian Regulated Areas, where restrictions are made to vehicles, creating dedicated walking areas for pedestrians and residents. This would thereby reduce CO2 emissions. As in other similar projects, in order to improve decision-making, public information systems through mobile devices, city information points and open data will be implemented. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Smart parking system
The city of A Coruña acts as an economic magnet for surrounding cities from the northwest of Spain and thus its presents difficulties in the mobility schemes. Every day more than 100,000 vehicles from other territories access the city. The smart parking project aims to provide information on parking spaces, both underground and surface, to improve mobility and thereby reduce the time needed to drive and look for a parking spot. A direct consequence is the reduction of pollution and greenhouse emissions. The information generated by different devices installed in the city will be collected in mobile applications and information displays present in the city. All this is integrated into the Coruna City Smart Platform Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Plan for citizens engagement and environmental education
The involvement of key organizations in the city to participate in different ways to the fight against climate change is a priority. The Sustainable Energy Network of A Coruna (Red de Energía Sostenible) currently integrates 77 entities such as the main industries of the city, business and professional associations, universities, consumer groups, neighborhood associations, etc. They have participated in the design of the measures of the Strategy Against Climate Change in the city. These measures are complemented by an ambitious program of environmental education targeting each year about 7,000 children. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Carbon neutral institutional events
Sports and cultural events are an key platform for the dissemination of good practice, so A Coruña has started a process thanks to which every event will be carbon neutral. All started with the Marathon Coruña 42, which is a massive event of our city​​. In 2014 a standardization process of this event was applied and best practices to minimize emissions and compensate for those that could not be mitigated were adopted. In 2015 the plan is to expand this practice to 10 events and to have the totality of carbon neutral events by 2020. Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Improved energy ETAP A Telva
The ETAP (Station for Drinking Water Treatment) of A Coruña, is an industrial plant of great importance to our city and requires a large energy use. Due its nature as an historical building all operation is realised manually so far. Thanks to an ambitious project, the operational improvement will be developed, based on the full system automation and the improvement of energy efficiency in the building. All this is integrated into the Coruna City Smart Platform Start year 2014
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Status In progress
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System for remote gas and water meter management
This pilot project aims at developing an intelligent remote management system for water and gas meters in the residential and commercial sector (diffuse sources) of the city of A Coruña so that the 5% of the population will be reached. Thanks to this project the visualization, monitoring and business inteligence of the whole system will be possible, including 15 control sections. The ultimate goal of this system is to obtain data to build curves and consumption patterns, The data obtained will increase the awareness on the city consumption patterns, useful to improve planning processes, both in terms of network design and production schemes. All this knowledge will serve as a basis, in the medium-term, of campaigns aimed at improving citizens' use of scarce and important resources as drinking water. All this is integrated to the Coruna City Smart Platform Start year 2014
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy efficiency in public buildings: remote energy management platform
This project began in 2011, with the implementation of a platform that enables remote management of energy consumption in 51 municipal buildings. All this thanks to a by management platform pioneered the municipal level. All buildings will be installed at least one network analyzer and some of them were equipped with weatherization measures and lighting differentiated further probe temperature, relative humidity, CO2, etc. calorimeters During 2013 it was increased to a new building and discrimination readings in 6 buildings increased. At this time the project is being integrated into the Smart City project, also including a pilot project in which a building is to fully automate a fully intelligent management of it from the energy point of view. To enhance the participation of users, the system with the ISO 50001 affecting 45 of these buildings and involved about 100 people in Shower management, thereby being rewarded with the best practice in energy by the Spanish Network is certified cities for Climate. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Sustainable Urban Mobility A Coruña
The mobility model of A Coruña is depleted. 140,000 vehicles enter each day our city, so that an ambitious mobility plan has been developed. In order to solve these issues different solutions have been set: road hierarchy plans, improvement of pedestrian mobility and cycling, high quality public transport, parking system and road safety improvement, better plan for loading and unloading goods. This has a positive impact on the environmental aspect, energy savings and an overall improvement in mobility. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions