Municipality of Cartagena de Indias
Colombia

Population: 978600
Area of jurisdiction: 630 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

Planting trees in the populated centres
The objective of this action is to plant trees in the populated centres as to establish barriers that serve as protection for extreme events and also to bring comfort to the community Start year 2013
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Green roofs and walls on public and private constructions
The objective of this action is to have green walls and roofs in public and private buildings, with this the temperature will be reduced and rain water and co2 will be absorbed Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Headquarters for climatic compensation events and green convention centre
The objective of this action is to achieve being the headquarters of a global climate change event. The specific objects include identifying global events on climate change; implementing actions for having “green” hotel and conventions installations, participate on international fairs and promoting Cartagena's interest of being headquarters of this kind of events. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Implementation of energy and water efficiency icons in hotels and tourism sites
The objective of this action is to make visible in the different touristic establishments, through universally recognized symbols, the actions that are being implemented towards water and energy efficiency. The specific actions include, specifying the symbols to be used, hiring the company that will make them, putting the icons in the different establishments, training the employees so they can give adequate information to the visitors and recognizing the project in the city through free press. Start year 2013
Sector Commercial
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Conservation of the mangrove swamp "La Virgen" as an element for strengthening the tourism on its influence zone
The objective of this action is to conserve the mangrove swamps of la Virgen and Juan Polo, seeking to strengthen their ecosystem values as a natural barrier of adaptation as well as to promote them as a quality tourist attraction. The specific actions include, signing of an agreement memo between the hotels that will participate in the initiative, elaborating a work schedule and a detailed budget of the project, presenting the project for approval of the donors, process the required permits from local authorities, monitoring the implemented actions and showing the results to the donors of the project Start year 2013
Sector Commercial
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Development of a manual of good practice for climate change for the hotel sector
The objective of this action is to make public a manual of good practice, on level of local, national and international, in the subject of climate change that are going to be established in the hotel sector of Cartagena so they can be replicated in other establishments of the same sector. The specific actions include calling all hotels to report their good practice, gathering all information regarding good practice, elaboration and socialization of the manual and seeing which hotels are interested on implementing some of the good practice published. Start year 2013
Sector Commercial
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Designing and implementing actions to reduce carbon and water footprint of the hotel sector
The objective of this action is to reduce the GHG emissions and stimulate the sustainable consumption of water in the hotels, reducing bills and at the same time the carbon and water footprint. The specific actions include identifying the common measure to implement in order to achieve an efficient consumption focusing all the time reducing footprints, creating technical studies to define what has to be done for energy and water efficiency, implement actions that allow decreasing water and energy consumption, and monitor and evaluate the actions implemented for improving if necessary Start year 2013
Sector Commercial
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Measuring carbon and water footprint for the hotel sector
The objective of this action is to measure the carbon and water footprint of the hotel sector in Cartagena. The specific actions include the signing of an agreement memo between hotels, CDKN, Mayor and MADS (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development) that include three products considered to be important in the supply chain, elaboration of a tool to calculate the carbon and water footprint by measuring energy and water consumption of each hotel, calculating the water footprint of the three products from the supply chain and communicating the results to the public sector and hotels from the city Start year 2013
Sector Commercial
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Implementation of an efficient public lighting with alternatives energies in the Historic Centre
The objective of this action is to turn the public areas of the Historic Centre into a model of energy efficiency by replacing its illumination with LED technology which consumes less energy, produces less emission and has a longer lifespan. The specific actions include defining which zones are going to have its lights replaced, make a budget and work schedule, make a comparative cost-benefit analysis between LED and sodium lights for a span of 10 years, get the respective permits and install the new lighting and monitoring it Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Design and implementation of technologies for reducing emissions at Mamonal industrial zone
This action is the result of the action "Estimation of the baseline for the implementation of technologies for reducing emissions at Mamonal industrial zone" since it’s the design and implementation of the new technologies agreed to use in order to reduce the GHG emissions in the industrial zone of Mamonal. Start year 2013
Sector Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Estimation of the baseline for the implementation of technologies for reducing emissions at Mamonal industrial zone
The objective of this action is to estimate the emissions baseline in the industrial zone of Mamonal with the purpose of adopting cleaner operational and production methods, reducing relevant risks for the environment and optimizing the rational use of natural resources. The specific actions include signing of a memo of agreement between companies, environmental diagnosis, estimating GHG emissions, agreement between private and public sector about new technologies to use, defining efficiency standards and according to these implementing actions to reduce GHG emissions and communicating the results from the study to the public sector and hotels in the city. Start year 2013
Sector Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
Type Assessment/Research
Status Looking for Funding
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Adaptation actions

Contingency plan for the dry season
The objective of this program is to strengthen the capacity of reduction and managing during the dry season due to El Niño phenomenon, as well as, to have a practical route to isolate, attend and recuperate coordinated with the National System of Risk Management for disasters . Start year 2012
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Climate change as a cross-curricular theme in Praes, Praus and Procedas
The objective of this action is to include Climate Change as a principal theme in the educational programs for schools and citizens. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Educational campaign to promote mangrove conservation
The objective of this action is to promote the culture of planting and conservation of mangroves. The specific actions are having talks about the importance of mangroves at public and private schools, having biannual conferences about planting and conservation of mangroves at strategic points in the city and schools that are involved in the campaign, organise the selling of seeds of mangrove as a donation strategy in tourist sites in order for them to be planted by public schools. Start year 2013
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type  
Status Looking for Funding
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Social campaign to raise awareness about climate change
The objective of this action is to create a social campaign that raises awareness to all the citizens about the effect of climate change. The specific actions are hiring publicity hoardings, making promotional videos, sending messages through social networks and developing activities with the young and kids for climate education. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Looking for Funding
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Biophysical and socio-economic inventory of the district coastal zone
The objective of this action is to make the biophysical and socio-economic inventory of the coastal area of Cartagena Start year 2013
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Assessment/Research
Status Looking for Funding
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Information system for actual and future climate risks
The objective of this action is to have timely information about climate phenomena to minimise the negative impacts that these can cause to the population and their belongings as well as the city's infrastructure. The specific actions are signing an agreement with the environmental authority and the investigation centres that count with meteorological within the urban perimeter, locate extra stations that are required for the information system, elaboration of a general budget and the schedule, select and hire a provider for the monitoring centres, hiring personnel for these centres, make the launch of the information system, collect and divulge climate information and other alerts, include in the app "Clima Cartagena" the alert system that would be based from the information gathered and elaborating studies of pre-feasibility to acquire necessary equipment to develop an early alert system. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Development of application for smartphones "Clima Cartagena"
The objective of this action is to group all meteorological and marine events of Cartagena and its islands in a platform that can be consulted through web or smartphones with the purpose of transmitting it real-time to the users. The specific actions are the signing of agreements for the delivery of real-time information, searching a portal or building a new one to save this information, developing the app and evaluation the performance through a satisfaction survey for users. Start year 2013
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Development of ecological connectivity
The objective of this action is to design and implement biological corridors (marine and terrestrial) to maintain and increase the ecological connectivity between the islands. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Recover and repopulation of coral reefs on the islands
The objective of this action is to recover and repopulate the island's coral reefs. Start year 2013
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Beach regeneration
The objective of this action is to regenerate different beaches by external provision or direct provision with dreging Start year 2013
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type  
Status Looking for Funding
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Re-establishing ecological structure
The objective of this action is to re-establish ecological structure with emphasis in the mangroves to reduce the effects of climate change in the archipelagos of Rosario, San Bernardo and Isla Fuerte Start year 2013
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Delimitation of the wetland swamp "La Virgen" as an input for the environmental ordering and management of future climatic phenomenon
The objective of this action is to give to the corresponding authorities the proposal for the delimitation of La Virgen swamp so it is used as a tool for the territorial ordering and the management of risks and disasters due to climate change. This will be done by elaborating technical studies that allow to establish the functional limit , also to identify decision making criteria and its implications taking into account four factors: actor analysis, institutions and governance, ecosystemic servies and trade-off, benefits that the ecosystem offers in terms of protection. Start year 2013
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Pilot project module mangroves as a strategy of adaptation to climate change in the island of Tierrabomba
The objective of this action is to identify and implement an adaptation strategy based on coastal ecosystems. This will be done by defining 2 study points to determine the structure of the mangrove, calculating the seedlings of each species, measuring the physiochemical variables of the mangrove soil, construct and place the modules with the community and measuring monthly the survival, height and diameter of the seedlings. Start year 2013
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Rural Adaptation based in communities
The objective of this action is to develop a project model of climate adapted housing in insular areas. This will be done by promoting de development of this type of housing that respects the environment applying criteria of environmental sustainability and generating politics of integration and mitigation to climate change in the insular territory of Cartagena. Start year 2013
Sector Infrastructure
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Urban neighbourhoods adapted to climate change
The objective of this action is to select, design and mobilise a model neighbourhood that is adapted to climate change. This will be done by promoting the development of the neighbourhood by respecting the environmental surroundings and applying the rules of the POT (territorial order plan) and de Development Plan with criteria of environmental sustainability, and also generating politics of integration and mitigation in order to adapted to climate change. Start year 2013
Sector Infrastructure
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Studies, design, and execution of constructions for preventing the flooding in the Historic Centre
The objective of this action is to prevent floods from raining in the Historic Centre in order to protect the historical buildings that are found there. The specific actions include analyzing the current draining system; designing different alternatives for preventing the floods, carry out the required technical studies, ask for the specific permits for the constructions and execute them according to the guidelines for the intervention of the historical buildings Start year 2013
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Guidelines to incentive environmental responsibility to the visitors of Corales del Rosario y San Bernardo Natural National Park
The objective of this action is to elaborate didactical information that is going to be handed to the visitors of the National Natural Park Corales de Rosario and San Bernardo to encourage environmental responsibility in the protected area. The specific actions include developing the environmental guidelines to know when visiting the park, making an informative folio, having visual aids on the spot of embarking towards the park, include the guidelines in the webpages of the district, Corpoturismo and National Parks and asking visitors about their knowledge of the guidelines during their visit. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Technical studies for establishing protective coastal constructions at the tourism zone of Cartagena (El laguito - Marbella)
The objective of this action is to make technical studies to define what constructions are necessary to protect the urban coastline towards the Caribbean from Marbella to El Laguito. The specific actions include making the technical studies, analyzing different sceneries, planning an elaborated budget of the construction, validation and authorization from national and district authorities, socializing the results and handing in the results of the study and designs to a contractor. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Plan for implementing maintenance and preservation techniques to the old buildings that suffer from the effects of climate change
The objective of this action is to protect the historical buildings found in the city from the effects of climate change preserving this way their status as World Heritage. The specific actions include determining which buildings need an intervention in the Historic Centre and its area of influence and analysing their current state; elaborate the budget and schedule for the constructions, ask for the necessary permits to the local authorities and monitoring after the constructions have been made. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Strengthening of capacities for adaptation to climate change within companies and communities
The objective of this action is to improve the process of Integral Management of Risks under an approach that supports the design and start-up of adaptive responses to the effects of climate change and also that eases the decision making process and establishing priorities, particularly on the most threaten communities and sectors. The specific actions include workshops of risk management and climate change focused on the needs of each sector, performing drills in communities, schools and Mamonal industrial zone among others. Start year 2013
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type  
Status In progress
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Conservation of mangrove swamp areas within communities and companies as means for coastal protection and conservation of the environment
The objective of this action is to encourage the conservation of mangrove swamp in the coast of the Mamonal industrial zone with the purpose of profiting of the environmental services these bring like coastline protection from climate change and visualising the environmental work that the companies are developing. The specific actions include making the inventory of areas that have mangrove swamp, as well as, the companies and staff willing to participate in these processes, diagnosis of the phytosanitary state of the mangrove swamps, identifying potential areas for growing mangrove swamp and elaboration of protocols of mangrove swamp management for companies Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Looking for Funding
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Study for coastal protection alternatives at the influence zone of ports and industries at Cartagena's Bay
The objective of this action is to identify alternatives for coastline protection that would decrease significantly the energy of the waves against the coast in the Cartagena bay. The specific actions include signing of an agreement memo between companies and Cartagena’s District, hiring of a company in charge of the study, updating the existing cartographic information and of the baseline, analysis of the evolution of the coastline in the last years, projecting in time against the changes that impact the area and defining possible protection measures to prevent and mitigate erosion impacts. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Development of a pilot plan for the coastal protection of the most critical erosion zone at Cartagena's Bay
According to the results of the action “Study for coastal protection alternatives at the influence zone of ports and industries at Cartagena's Bay” a pilot plan is going to be developed to protect the coastline where the erosion is more critical. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Looking for Funding
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