Capital District of Bogotá

Colombia Mayor: Enrique Peñalosa Londoño
Summary
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    Population 7980000
  • km 2
    Area 1637.0
  • COP
    GDP 36 Trillion
  • emission
    Targets by 2038 Reduce 56% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Capital District of Bogotá

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The Capital District of Bogotá has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 56% by 2038 compared to Baseline scenario (BAU) reduction target emission level.
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Stationary energy, Transport, Waste management, Industrial processes and product use (IPPU) and Agriculture, forest and other land use (AFOLU) sectors.

 

    Local Government
     

Renewable energy target

 

  • The Capital District of Bogotá committed to increase its consumption of energy from renewable energy sources in Local Government by 0 MWh by
  • Current consumption of energy from renewable energy source: MWh
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity and Institucional sector.
Energy efficiency target

 

0% Energy efficiency improvement by

  • The Capital District of Bogotá committed to increase its energy efficiency in Primary energy and Local Government energy consumption by 0% by compared to 2008 levels.
  • This target will be achieved in Electricity and Transport sectors
Other mitigation targets


The city of Bogota committed to improve the building efficiency by participating the Building Efficiency Accelerator programm. In this initiative, the city commited the following goals: • Develop an Implementation Protocol for Resolution 549/15 TRACKING • Design of a monitoring, reporting and verification mechanism (MRV) for the Implementation Protocol of Resolution 549/15, articulated with the licensing process for buildings. • Develop water and energy efficiency recommendations for the technical design of urban planning from the Pilot Project and provide feedback for the EcoUrbanism and Green Building Public Policy (PPECS, by its Spanish acronym) in Bogotá D.C. • Develop water and energy efficiency recommendations for the design of buildings from the Partial Plan, with a built area of 122.300 m2.

Adaptation and resilience target

 

Increase the climate change adaptation capacity of the city, based on the integrated management of land use and built and natural spaces.

Achieve and internalize the individual and collective cultural change necessary, for the city visionary transformation and behaviors that reduce the vulnerability and increase the resilience to climate change; Through the management of knowledge, mobilization, education and cultural elements, children, women and social movements empowerment.

Increase the climate change adaptation capacity of the city, based on the integrated management of land use and built and natural spaces.

To Have a consolidated environmental governance system, to promote the city resilience against climate change; this governance system will be decentralized, operational, synergetic and with a high effectiveness. All these through the stakeholders interaction, the development of the governance structure, the strengthening and the generation of new cooperation alliances and platforms and research and monitoring.

Reduce the city water footprint by 30% to 2038 and up to 40% by the 2050; through the conpsumption reduction and losses of drinking water, the use of water rain, the protection of the city aquifer and the recovery of the Bogotá River basin.

Actions
Integration of vehicles with new technologies in the backbone component of the Integrated Public Transport System. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

A scenario is proposed for replenishment of the fleet, through the scenario set forth in the terms of reference presented in the public tender, through the implementation of new technologies in the SITP Trunk Road to Bogota.
Main aspects assumed for the implementation of the project: * It is assumed that by 2019, as a result of the start of a new concession for Phase I of the TransMilenio System, a fleet of Euro II vehicle technology will be replaced with a new (electrical) which corresponds to 5% of the fleet in phase I, which is equivalent to 38 electric buses. * It does not take into account the implementation of the Av. Boyaca trunk, nor the implementation of the trunk of Av. * Replacement of the hybrid fleet is not taken into account, since there is no clear offer in the market for articulated vehicles and hybrid bi-articulated vehicles and their efficiency.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Energy efficiency in the public lighting system. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Under construction / set up

Since 2012 the city has working on improvement of public lighting, which includes change of light technology to increase its efficiency and extend its useful life (replacement of luminaires currently in SAP technology to LED technology) as well:

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Sectors:
  • Residential
local action
Reduction in the use of ozone-depleting substances - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Strategy / Policy
  • Status: Planning phase

This project is based on the reduction of the use of refrigerants HFC and perflurocarbonated CFFCs used in compressed ammonia (NH3) refrigeration systems. The sector of application corresponds to commercial centers and / or warehouses of large areas.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
local action
Reduction of electrical energy consumption in the institutional sector of the District for best practices adopted in its Institutional Environmental Management Plans - PIGA - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Strategy / Policy
  • Status: In operation

This measure includes the energy efficiency applied by the entities of the District that have concluded their Institutional Plan for Environmental Management (PIGA) with the District Environment Secretariat for the 2016-2020 period. It comprises 65 entities that established a commitment to reduce electricity consumption by applying better practices.
A percentage reduction in electricity consumption is assumed at 5% per annum during the 2016-2020 period based on their historical performance (entities reduced on average 5% in the period 2012-2016) and in the commitment they continue to maintain increase its energy consumption, reduce it or maintain or reduce per capita consumption.

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
local action
Energy efficiency in the public lighting system - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Taking into account the recommendations of the TRACE project to Bogotá (Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy), this action is created to improve the public lighting system, which includes:

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
local action
Recycling of sulfur hexafloride SF6 with cryogenics - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

This project is based on the assembly of a SF6 sulfur hexafloride recovery and / or recycling plant, which is used in electronic production processes, based on a new cryogenic process.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
local action
Subway System Implementation - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Subway system construction and operation of the Subway for the city.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Methane recycling plant in the sanitary landfill “Doña Juana - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Bogota had approved since april of 2008 a Clean Development Mechanism - CDM (by the Kyoto Protocol) for the treatment of the biogas coming of the landfill of the city, called Doña Juana.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Reduction of energy losses due to inefficiencies and losses in the potable water supply and distribution system in the Capital District. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

The project consists in the reduction of the electric energy consumption of the pumping installations of the headquarters
Tibitoc, San Rafael Complex and Columns Aqueduct Station, of the Company of Aqueduct, Sewage of Bogotá- (EAAB-ESP).

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Sectors:
  • Industrial
local action
Increase the fleet of electric taxis in the city, starting with the replacement of conventional taxis (fossil fuels) leaving the service. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

Gradual transformation in the exchange of fossil fuels for the use of electric energy in the transport service.
The reduction of emissions corresponds to the entry into operation of electric taxis, under the assumption that for the year 2018 annual reinstatement starts 20 taxis of combustion by electric taxis, 15 of the taxis of combustion spare parts correspond to gasoline fuel and the other 5 to natural gas vehicular, according to the proportion reported in the calculation study of the rate for individual public transport. Consequently, by 2020 (at the end of the quadrennium), the city will complete a fleet of 60 electric taxis admitted by replacement, representing a reduction of direct emissions, plus another 43 electric taxis that are part of the pilot operation started in 2013, which do not represent emission reductions since they were admitted by fleet increase according to Decree 677 of 2011.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Transport
local action
Regional articulation for the improvement of freight transport - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Regulation
  • Status: Planning phase

Development of a strategy to improve the urban distribution of goods, with the aim of reducing travel times and distribution and transportation costs, increasing the competitiveness of the city. It is also expected to improve the activities of loading and unloading of goods and supplies, to reduce the impact on the transport system and on citizenship. The cargo transport with the PIAAC tool, which allows Eco-driving to save fuel and emissions for companies that self-regulate.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Transport
local action
Construction of the aerial cable in the locality of Ciudad Bolívar - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Under construction / set up

Construction and using of aerial cable for urban transit in areas of the city with difficult access to the massive public transportation system (locality of Ciudad Bolívar).

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Transport
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Energy efficiency in industries the city and change of fuel from coal to natural gas. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

This action includes energy efficiency in industries that use boilers and replacement of fuel from coal to natural gas. It applies to 160 industries located in the city.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial
local action
Gradual replacement of conventional private vehicles - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Corresponds to the gradual replacement of conventional particular vehicles (which use petrol, diesel or natural gas) by electric vehicles, up to 15% of the total number of vehicles in 2050.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Methane recycling plant in the sanitary landfill “Doña Juana” - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Bogota had approved since april of 2008 a Clean Development Mechanism - CDM (by the Kyoto Protocol) for the treatment of the biogas coming of the landfill of the city, called Doña Juana.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Aerial Cable in the localities of Ciudad Bolivar and San Cristobal - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Construction and using of aerial cable for urban transit in areas of the city with difficult access to the massive public transportation system (localities of Ciudad Bolívar and San Cristóbal).

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plant - PTAR Salitre - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Action plan
  • Status: In operation

The Salitre Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is formed by the water line that includes the catchment structures, the pre-treatment, the primary decantation and the water treatment channels; the sludge line including thickeners, digesters and dehydration and the line of
gases where the biogas produced in the digestion of thickened sludge is used to provide the mixture inside the digesters and to heat the recirculated sludge which maintains the temperature of the digester at 35 ° C. The biogas system communicates several processes of Digestion: Digesters, Biogas Compressors, Boilers, Gasometer and Excess Burner with Gasometer.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Planting and maintenance of urban trees - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Action plan
  • Status: In operation

The planting of 86,000 new trees in the urban areas of the city, as well as the periodic maintenance of the existing trees, will be carried out in order to guarantee the carbon stored and the increase of the annual carbon capture by the urban wood of the city. This program will have the support of different district entities for its execution

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
Adoption of good productive practices that contribute to the adaptation and reduction of vulnerability to climate change and the promotion of sustainable development - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Action plan
  • Status: In operation

Good practice actions will be carried out on 500 farms, with agricultural production systems, located primarily in micro-watershed area, for this purpose will be the environmental ordering of farms to ensure the protection of rural environmental services and goods, conservation of areas, increased biodiversity, water resource conservation, native genetic material and the reuse of waste within the system.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
Bogota Climate Action Plan, 2015-2038 with 2050 vision - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

In 2015, Bogotá developed its climate action plan for 2015 to 2038 period, with a long-term vision until 2050. This plan includes mitigation of Greenhouse Gases and adaptation of the city to the climate change strategies.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Waste
local action
Bogota Climate Summit - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: Completed

Consolidate cities as protagonists on the global action of climate change.
Consolidate cities position to COP 21 in Paris
Assess the progress made since the UN Climate Summit (Compact of Mayors / Local Action Plan to 10 years for Climate Change
Advocate for the integration of climate change agendas, resilience, risk management, and water, analyzing the results of the Sendai Conference and the Seventh World Water Forum
Generate inputs for the location of the Post-2015 and Habitat Agenda III on climate change, resilience and water
Uphold the ODS # 11 »Make cities and human settlements including, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Restoration of the ecological main structure as strategy for the adaptation to climate change - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The recovery of the ecological main structure of Bogotá and its region has been understood in the master city plan “Bogota Humana” and in the Action Climate Plan of Bogotá, as one of the most important strategies to order the city around the hydric resource and adapt to climate change. This strategy comprises different actions:
-Conversion of 12.340 hectares of farming to sustainable productive systems area.
-Conservation of 69.914,12 hectares of high Andean forest and paramo areas.
-Forestry in 4.273,77 hectares of parks, pathways and ecological connectors and planting 22 million trees to the year 2050.
-Recovery of 3.403,18 hectares of areas of the Bogota River, canals and water corridors
-Ecological restoration and productive reconversion in 22.490 hectares in the ecological main structure
-Participatory restoration on 4.503,74 acres of high Andean and Andean forest in the ecological main structure.
-Participatory restoration and conversion to sustainable systems in 17.688,3 hectares of paramo and subparamo in the ecological main structure

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
Bogota River Recovery - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Target quality agreement 043 - 2006 for Class IV and above for tributaries, which means quality to agricultural uses at least.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Environmental self-regulation of the freight and special transport service program. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Strengthen the program of environmental self-regulation of the sector transport, with an emphasis on freight and special service transportation. Includes teaching best practice for driving and vehicle maintenance, better use of fuels, recognition of companies that applied strategies for self regulating.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Replacement of taxis that use fossil fuels by electric taxis - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

This action corresponds to the gradual replacement of taxis in Bogotá (52.360 taxis use of fossil fuels) by electric taxis. The annual replacement of 4.000 taxis will begin in 2016, achieving the full replacement in the years 2029-2030 .

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Car-Free Day - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: Completed

In this year, Bogotá celebrated the 15th anniversary of its annual car-free day. Between 5am and 7:30pm, residents left their cars behind and turned to a variety of other modes of transport—a symbolic act that 63 percent of citizens institutionalized through a public referendum in October 2000. This year Bogotá had 3 car free days, however, introduced a restriction on motorcycles as well, removing a major source of traffic fatalities and air pollution from the roads for a day. In a city of over 7 million people, the absence of 600,000 private vehicles from the streets made a visible difference.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Application of sustainability criteria in new infrastructure and renovation of the existing building. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Implementing of sustainability criteria in the construction of housing, commercial establishments and institutions, and remodeling of existing buildings, taking as reference the policy of Eco-urbanism and sustainable construction and the sustainable building code.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
local action
Low-emission technologies implementation in the Integrated Public Transport System (SITP) buses – also called Technology Ascent Plan. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

The Technological Ascent Plan aims to improve air quality and reduce impacts on human health due to air pollution in the city of Bogotá, through the implementation of zero or low emissions technologies in the Integrated System of Public Transport - SITP – through continuous bus conversion, the definition of operational procedures and measures for monitoring and follow-up.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Massive use of bicycle for daily transportation - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Encourage the massive use of bicycles for diary transportation in the city, increasing 5% per year.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Reduction of energy consumption by technological and behavioral changes. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

It promotes the reduction of electric energy consumption in different sectors of the city, by implementing the following measures:

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
local action
Incursion of photovoltaic solar energy in different sectors. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The action consists of the installation of solar panels in new and used dwellings, in government, commercial and industrial buildings. With this, the electric energy consumption is reduced and solar potential is used.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
local action
Decrease of losses in energy inefficiency and water supply system. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The TRACE project developed for Bogotá (Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy), identified losses of water and energy in the water supply system in the city, which is currently 35% (equivalent to 22.160.408,6 KWh/year).

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
local action
Reduction of all type of waste generation, recycling and use of technologies to recover energetic products from organic waste. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

This action corresponds to a new model of solid waste management in the city, to decrease the amount generated and brought to the landfill and harness its energy potential. It consists of:

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
High traffic zone toll - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Regulatory
  • Status: In operation

This action is a fee charge on most vehicles operating within
High traffic Zones toll (initially in the North of the city) and on certain dates and times. With this action is expected to discourage the use of particular, public individual, governmental, freight and special vehicles in areas of high congestion and promote the use of bicycle and public transportation system.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Diesel particulate filters Program - BDPF - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Implementation of particle filters in the public transportation system buses using diesel; it applies to 730 Transmilenio buses and 1,300 buses of the integrated public transport system.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Planting and maintenance of urban trees - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Action plan
  • Status: In operation

The planting of 86,000 new trees in the urban areas of the city, as well as the periodic maintenance of the existing trees, will be carried out in order to guarantee the carbon stored and the increase of the annual carbon capture by the urban wood of the city. This program will have the support of different district entities for its execution

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Sectors:
local action
Adoption of good productive practices that contribute to the adaptation and reduction of vulnerability to climate change and the promotion of sustainable development - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Action plan
  • Status: In operation

Good practice actions will be carried out on 500 farms, with agricultural production systems, located primarily in micro-watershed area, for this purpose will be the environmental ordering of farms to ensure the protection of rural environmental services and goods, conservation of areas, increased biodiversity, water resource conservation, native genetic material and the reuse of waste within the system.

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Sectors:
local action
Bogota Climate Action Plan, 2015-2038 with 2050 vision - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

In 2015, Bogotá developed its climate action plan for 2015 to 2038 period, with a long-term vision until 2050. This plan includes mitigation of Greenhouse Gases and adaptation of the city to the climate change strategies.

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Sectors:
  • Mobility
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Land use regulations
  • Urban risks associated with housing
  • Human health
local action
Bogota Climate Summit - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: Completed

Consolidate cities as protagonists on the global action of climate change.
Consolidate cities position to COP 21 in Paris
Assess the progress made since the UN Climate Summit (Compact of Mayors / Local Action Plan to 10 years for Climate Change
Advocate for the integration of climate change agendas, resilience, risk management, and water, analyzing the results of the Sendai Conference and the Seventh World Water Forum
Generate inputs for the location of the Post-2015 and Habitat Agenda III on climate change, resilience and water
Uphold the ODS # 11 »Make cities and human settlements including, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Sectors:
Restoration of the ecological main structure as strategy for the adaptation to climate change - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The recovery of the ecological main structure of Bogotá and its region has been understood in the master city plan “Bogota Humana” and in the Action Climate Plan of Bogotá, as one of the most important strategies to order the city around the hydric resource and adapt to climate change. This strategy comprises different actions:
-Conversion of 12.340 hectares of farming to sustainable productive systems area.
-Conservation of 69.914,12 hectares of high Andean forest and paramo areas.
-Forestry in 4.273,77 hectares of parks, pathways and ecological connectors and planting 22 million trees to the year 2050.
-Recovery of 3.403,18 hectares of areas of the Bogota River, canals and water corridors
-Ecological restoration and productive reconversion in 22.490 hectares in the ecological main structure
-Participatory restoration on 4.503,74 acres of high Andean and Andean forest in the ecological main structure.
-Participatory restoration and conversion to sustainable systems in 17.688,3 hectares of paramo and subparamo in the ecological main structure

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
local action
Bogota River Recovery - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Target quality agreement 043 - 2006 for Class IV and above for tributaries, which means quality to agricultural uses at least.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Land use regulations
  • Human security and emergency response
  • Urban risks associated with housing
  • Human health
local action
Resilient people - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

3,232 resettled families
90,000 people linked to organizational risk management processes.
2,500,000 people sensitized on risks and climate change
Creation and implementation of the Traveling School of Risk Management
Conformation of the Social Network on Risk Management

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Sectors:
  • Land use regulations
  • Human security and emergency response
  • Urban risks associated with housing
Water governance Program for the recovery of water sources in the city (water spaces program) - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

This program considers an integral vision of the Bogota River basin, its tributaries and other water sources, in a system that integrates surface water, groundwater, climate and other variables of natural hydric cycle.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Human security and emergency response
local action
Sustainable Urban Drainage System SUDS - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The Sustainable Drainage System is the set of elements made up of infrastructure and natural, altered or artificial landscapes and / or underground areas, where rainwater flows through the urban territory under a controlled manner. The District Institute of Risk Management and Climate Change - IDIGER is responsible for formulating the Strategic Transformation Plan (currently under construction)
1. Development of sustainable projects for communities that reduce risk through collective adaptive water management infrastructure.
2. Integration and exploitation of the drainage system, from renaturation ecological connectivity, and improving water quality in the water system
3. Recognition of Sustainable Drainage System as an element of public property and its use by society.

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Sectors:
  • Land use regulations
  • Human security and emergency response
  • Urban risks associated with housing
Consolidation of the largest urban forest in Latin America "Regional forest reserve in the North of Bogota, Thomas van der Hammen" - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The city and the region are proposed to form the largest urban forest in Latin America, the forest reserve Thomas van der Hammen, which corresponds to 1.395,16 hectares in the North of the city.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Land use regulations
local action
CO2 Monitoring - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

The project involves installation of a new CO2 sensor in
Bogotá to monitor and control CO2 levels in reported ppm
via the District Secretariat for the Environment Air-Quality
Monitoring Network. The investment includes purchase
of the CO2 sensor and operative costs incurred during the
monitoring period.

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Sectors:
local action
Land use planning for adaptation to climate change - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Regulatory
  • Status: In operation

In 2014 was proposed, the exceptional modification of the land use plannig for the adaptation of Bogotá to the climate change (Decree 364 of 2013). This plan sets the regulation of city land uses, which seeks to protect the ecological main structure, densify the city, avoid the conurbation with neighboring municipalities and prevent disasters resulting from floods by variability and climate change.

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Sectors:
  • Land use regulations
local action
Bogota Climate Change campaign - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

Climate change campaign is mainly informative, pedagogical and for public sensibilization, to generate initiatives, actions and behaviors that contribute to achieve the mitigation and adaptation goals, advancing to higher levels of resilience.

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local action
Conservation of the paramos "Chingaza – Sumapaz – Guerrero" and the eastern hills from Bogotá. - Capital District of Bogotá
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The project aims to conserve, restore and make sustainable use of the territory between the paramos of Chingaza, Sumapaz y Guerrero and eastern hills and its influence area, through the implementation of actions that promote economic, social and environmental sustainability.
It is a project developed by different governmental institutions, co-financed by the nation.
The recovery of the paramo system and their connectivity to the eastern hills, favors the production of water for the city.
The project will benefit directly to approximately 385.000 people inhabiting the area of the project with community strengthening actions, sustainable alternatives of production, increase competitiveness, improve the quality of life of rural communities, improving the environment, recovery and conservation of strategic ecosystems for conservation of water resources, mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
local action
Inventories
Community inventories

The Capital District of Bogotá has reported 2 Community emission inventories, since 2008. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Transport, Stationary energy, Waste management, Agriculture, forest and other land use, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Industrial process and product use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Capital District of Bogotá
GHG inventory in 2012
Government operations inventory

GHG emission from Capital District of Bogotá
GHG inventory in

Mayor Enrique Peñalosa Londoño
Capital District of Bogotá, Colombia

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Initiative

OPCC 2017 Registered Cities
EcoMobility Alliance
Transformative Action Program
Durban Adaptation Charter
Building Efficiency Accelerator
Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
MXCP Signatories
Earth Hour City Challenge

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
full compliance
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