Municipality of Barranquilla
Colombia

Population: 1148506
Area of jurisdiction: 166 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 ( 2013 ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Strategy "Everybody to the Park"
The main objective of this action is to recover the city's parks so the citizens can go back to enjoy this green common areas. On a first phase 13 parks will be recovered for a total of 90.462 m2 and on the second phase 25 parks will be recovered for a total of 108.848 m2 Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Recovering green areas for public use
The main objective of this action is to recover 85000 m2 of green areas for public use. This will be done by: 1) Improving the parks Villa del Carmen and Universal II, 2) Adecuating the park Cisneros and Santa Monica and 3) Clean and maintain at least 100 parks every four months. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Formulating and Implementing Instruments for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
In terms of climate change the city wants to implement instruments that help to mitigate and adapt to the effects of this phenomenon. There are two main objectives: 1) Have an annual GHG emissions/PIB and 2)Have miitgation plans with specific goals for reducing GHG Emissions for each different sector and to have an adaptation plan for climate change and climate variability. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Studies of Solid Waste Disposal
The main objective of this action is to improve the studies that the city has done for their solid waste disposal plan. For this the city wants to complement studies done before about the disposal of solid residues, this with the objective of assessing of possible alternatives of integral waste management Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Strengthen public transport
The main objective of this action is to improve to improve the city's mobility. What is going to be done to achieve this is that they want to define exclusive lanes for public transport and car-pooling, developing a diagnosis for the SITM-Transmetro and implementing actions to streghten it. Also, they want to develop the Integrated Net of Metropolitan Transport (RITMO) Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Promote non-motorized transportation
The main objective of this action is to improve the mobility the city while reducing its carbon footprint. This will be done byimplementing a strategy that encourages the use of non-motorized vehicles and designing and applying incentives as a tool for managing transport Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Awareness on water resource and parks recovery
The main objective of this action is to create awareness among the community for the improvement and environmental recovery of water systems and public parks of the city. This will be done by creating a sense of belonging and of taking care of the infraestructure of the water systems and public parks with activities at the streams and at parks Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Recovering the botanical garden
The main objective of this action is to recover the botanical garden located at the center of Barranquilla, by converting 61000 m2 in the center of the natural landscape of the city for all citizens to enjoy. Currently it is an abandoned and insecure space for the citizens. This area represents a natural reserve of great ecological value due to its richness in fauna, flora and crystal water streams that will be recovered. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Purification of the Eastern River basin
The main objective of this action is to end contamination on the eastern basin of the Madgalena River by building 10 km of pipelines, 2 pumping stations, 1 lifting station and 1 pre-treatment plant in order to pour the water pre-treated to the Magdalena River, and this way eliminating the pouring of domestic residual waters. Doing this the streams systems will be able to recover their environmental recovery. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Channeling Streams
The main objective of this action is to channel 17 km of streams on the localities of Suroriente, Metropolitana and Suroccidente. In order to mitigate the risk of floodings and improving quality of life for for than 25 neighbourhoods and 300.000 citizens. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Monitoring air quality and noise leves
The city is going to control air quality and noise by updating their noise maps, the expected result is to have a monitoring system that helps with the complying of regulations about noise pollution. Also, what is going to be done is to provide the city with a monitoring system for air quality in order to comply with regulations regarding air quality as well. Start year  
Sector Human health
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Check Planning Instruments and Risk Maps
In order to assess the city’s vulnerability to disasters they are going to check the instruments of Planning and Risk Maps by elaborating the diagnosis and detailed maps of risks and vulnerability, also updating and adjusting as necessary the contingency and management of risk plans and developing a management plan for risk of disasters. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Urban Stormwater drainage
With this action the city wants to improve the actual state of its draining system, since it’s the cause for many accidents because of the strength of the water when it rains and flows freely through the vehicle lanes and also this affects the city’s mobility. This will be improved by developing/complementing diagnosis studies to find solutions, also formulating Master Plans for designing the infrastructure of the solutions for priority basins and finally implementing the constructions that are priority according to the administration. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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