- The City of San Jerónimo de Montería has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 20tCO2e by 2019.
40% Energy efficiency improvement by 2016
Promotes sustainable urban mobility It promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy Integral waste management is strengthened Basic sanitation has a coverage of 95% and drinking water of 100% Sustainable building promoted Environmental responsibility is promoted in public and private companies We work on sustainable agricultural development It promotes the conservation of ecosystems It went from having 0.9 m2 of public space per inhabitant in 2010 to have 2.7 m2 esp / hab in 2015. And the park office was created where the park master plan aims to build 50 new parks by 2019. It will build 25,000 m2 of Sinu round in the southern sector of the city and 400 ml round of Sinu was built in the west of the city and the Sinú round of the center was extended 1 km.
This workshop was given to the companies that subscribed themselves in the Cleaner Production program, in order to explain an illustrate the importance of energy saving and the benefits of using it efficiently, as well as, handling in a proper way their residues.Read More Read Less
The recycling program "Reciclando Ando" has the objective of promoting the campaign NO waste and separation at the source mainly at the public teaching institutions of the city. Their target public are children from 5 to 10 years old. This program is developed between the company "Servigenerales Monteria" and the Pontificia Bolivariana University.Read More Read Less
Right now the expantion of the park "Ronda del Sinú" is under construction with an extention of a kilometer in the city centre. This with the objective to increase public space and incentive cultural activities in the city, also, to recover degraded spaceRead More Read Less
The Ronda del Sinú park, located in the riverside of the Sinú river, is a beautiful park that attracts all kinds of people, also is no longer a vandalism area. The project aims to increase the area of the park, which will allow the conservation and protection of the existing flora and fauna, improve the urban, environmental and landscape quality and provide a sense of belonging to all citizens, bringing harmony between nature and men. The project will include 3 phases, more than 110.000 m2 will be intervened and around 550 trees will be planted. Additionally it will capture approximately 400 tons of CO2 until 2019.Read More Read Less
The project will avoid the 18,79% of total urban emissions by the reduction of solid waste disposal emissions in the Loma Grande landfill, this initiative is a Clean Development Mechanism and includes the capture, extraction and destruction of biogas and further generation of Certified Emission Reductions. This income will be destined to other environmental initiatives related to the Climate Change Master Plan.Read More Read Less
This action aims to implement a pilot project of treatment and production of compost from manure produced in farms. Furthermore it is envisioned the technical and economical evaluation of power generation from anaerobic digestion, the promotion of techniques and qualification of 30% of farmers in the city of Montería, this is a key factor to achieve the goal of spreading the techniques and turn it into a business strategy.Read More Read Less
In the city selling of electric motorcycles is being encouraged since this helps mitigation of climate change due to the use of non renewable sources of energy such as petrol.Read More Read Less
The city promotes energy efficiency in the private sector through the substitution of traditional lamps for Compact Fluorescent lamps in existing private facilities and new buildings, with this measure is expected a 25% reduction of energy consumption related to lighting. Furthermore, this process includes the appropriate management of discarded bulbs, as well as the analysis of the implementation of LED technology.Read More Read Less
In the past years the bad management of public space, scarce pedestrian zones and urban infrastructure has affected the quality of life of Montería’s citizens. This is why the municipality has already approved a plan to implement an integrated public transport system, which will achieve an urban and traffic organization of the city by maximizing the efficiency and quality of public spaces.
This innovating initiative will allow the city to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, given that 53% of urban emissions are generated by transport. To complement the strategy, is necessary to encourage people to use public transport instead of private cars.
The goals will be achieved through the improvement of physical infrastructure and the efficiency of the operation, increasing coverage and optimizing the capacity of the system. The positive outcomes include the reduction of fuels consumption, pollution and further improvement of air quality and reduction in operational costs.
The city of Monteria, in cooperation with the UMATA, approximately 80 community-based organizations, 50 educational institutions, companies from different sectors, over 1000 people from the intervened zones and various environmental promoters, will engage in the project of planting one millions trees in approximately 3000 hectares. It will also allow the improvement of soil quality, its ability to hold humidity, structure and nutrients and reduce erosion, besides capturing 700.000 tons of CO2.Read More Read Less
The government of Montería visualizes the city as an innovative and sustainable city of the XXI century, this is why this initiative goes beyond the traditional conversion from mercury to sodium light bulbs, and additionally plans to install LED bulbs in the medium term, given the future development of this technology. The substitution of mercury-vapor lamps to sodium-vapor lamps reduces 40% of energy consumption per lamp; furthermore, this process includes the appropriate management of discarded bulbs, the optimization of the system and grids, as well as the evaluation of LED technology for public lighting implementation and further installation.Read More Read Less
The comprehensive plan of non-motorized modes and public space has three reports. The first one to diagnose non-motorized mobility in the city, the second is the proposal of the infrastructure plan that includes the network of cyclists, road profiles, intersections, and other design guidelines for the development of the infrastructure of the plan, third report corresponds to the implementation strategy of the plan. Through the implementation of the plan of non-motorized modes and public space, the opportunity to improve urban mobility in a safe and sustainable way is presented, investing in the health, environment and quality of life of citizens. Providing efficient, attractive and comfortable alternatives in an ideal landscape and geographical environment provides a strategy of change with respect to the daily mobility and urban sustainability of the city.Read More Read Less
The private educational institution UPB acoording to its vision is committed to sustainability. In the growth of its physical plant seeks to minimize the impact to the environment and ensure harmony with the surroundings through urban and architectural design.Read More Read Less
Since 2006, the Sinú and San Jorge Valley Authority (Corporación Autónoma Regional de los Valles del Sinú y San Jorge, CVS), has been implementing the Cleaner production Regional Policy to encourage productive sectors to improve their environmental performance. This policy is being updated into the Sustainable Production and Consumption Regional Policy. The purpose of this action is to implement this policy in Montería, highlighting: Savings and efficient use of water, solid waste management, compliance with the law and efficient use of materials. This goal will be achieved by carrying out activities such as promotion of sustainable production and consumption as an environmental management mechanism, advise businesses on the implementation of the policy, promotion of partnerships and provide access to financial mechanisms.Read More Read Less
The public lightning of the city its being reestructred, by changing the conventional high pressure sodium systems for LED lights, up until now approximately 200 lights have been changedRead More Read Less
Considering the increase of population and the change in consumption patterns in the last few years, the generation of solid waste increased 13% since 2009, this is why Montería has been executing the Solid Waste Management Plan, which is designed to reduce generation (10% per capita), encourage source separation, design and implement selective routing to facilitate recovery, collection and commercialization of solid waste, among other actions that contribute to the mitigation of the impacts associated to generation and disposal of urban solid waste. Every action is supported by the establishment of regulatory frameworks and the education and participation of all citizens.Read More Read Less
El plan integral de modos no motorizados y espacio público cuenta con tres informes. El primero de diagnóstico de la movilidad no motorizada en la ciudad, el segundo que es la propuesta del plan de infraestructura que incluye la red de ciclorutas, perfiles viales, intersecciones, y demás lineamientos de diseño para el desarrollo de la infraestructura del plan, el tercer informe corresponde a la estrategia de implementación del plan. Mediante la implementación del plan de modos no motorizados y espacio público se presenta la oportunidad de mejorar la movilidad urbana de forma segura y sostenible, invirtiendo en la salud, el medio ambiente y la calidad de vida de los ciudadanos. Al ofrecer alternativas eficientes, atractivas, cómodas en un entorno ideal en términos paisajísticos y geográficos se facilita una estrategia de cambio con respecto a la movilidad cotidiana y la sostenibilidad urbana de la ciudad.Read More Read Less
The objective of this program is to incentive the sustainable production and consumption in the enterprise sector. This is done by giving a Environmental Leader recognition, to all those companies who decided to take the challenge and have a cleaner more sustainable production.Read More Read Less
Climate change and variability brings new challenges to the city of Montería regarding the conservation of its ecosystems, this is why the Sinú and San Jorge Valley Authority (Corporación Autónoma Regional de los Valles del Sinú y San Jorge, CVS) has undertaken important projects directed to evaluate this ecosystems for their biological, economic, political, social and cultural value, to be able to define conservation strategies. The formulation and implementation of the Environmental Management Plan pretends to gather ecological and social information to include in the process of decision making related to biodiversity conservation and defining strategies for conflict resolution. The firs ecosystems that will be intervened are Sierra Chiquita, Martinica and Pantano Largo for the important services that they provide.Read More Read Less
The Eco-Neighborhoods project will be implemented as a pilot Project in one neighborhood but is intended to be expanded to five more, also the “Eco-barrios” award will be launched to promote the adoption of sustainable practices in the communities. The pilot project will establish partnerships to adequate the infrastructure of one neighborhood and invest in systems of separation of waste, efficient lighting, cycling infrastructure and public space and the empowerment of the community to carry out the initiative.Read More Read Less
Annually the company Servigenerales makes different awareness campaigns to help generate an environmental culture. Among the campaign they lead are: Responsible management of waste, recovering of critical open spaces used as trash cans, making conservation committees, among others.Read More Read Less
With this action the objective is to have a cleaner production in cattle ranching. This is done by spreading a document on how to establish silvopasture systems.Read More Read Less
The objective of this action is to incorporate companies to a program that leads to a cleaner production through an environmental strategy that tackles their productive processes.Read More Read Less
In August public invaded space was recovered. In total 22.000 km2 of occupied space that had being like this for decades was recovered in the central marketRead More Read Less
Planning and implementing energy efficiency measures towards reducing 15% of energy consumption. This goal will be achieved by examining the electrical systems, including lighting, office equipment, electric engines, cooling systems, etc., and by checking the compliance with the law regarding public lighting and electric grids (RETILAP & RETIE), in order to articulate an action plan intended to improve this systems and provide methods focused on responsible and efficient energy use, such as substitution and renovation of equipment, preventive maintenance, etc. This will be complemented with awareness and education of employees.Read More Read Less
The action includes an overview of rural areas within the municipality of Monteria to identify highly degraded zones, establish soil limitations and determine the type of interventions needed according to the degree of damage. There will be carried out actions such as vertical tillage, waste management and strategies motivated to establish improved pastures, integrated with forest management, among others. The techniques will be evaluated by estimating greenhouse gases storage and additional indicators.Read More Read Less
The goal of this initiative is to implement and promote Silvopastoral Systems as technological alternatives to livestock production and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city by: progressive conversion of farming areas to silvopastoral systems, pilot project of 2.000 hectares of silvopastoral areas, communication and promotion strategy of this technology and training of producers.
This project contribute to the reduction of surface run-off, increase of biodiversity, capture of CO2, job creation, increase of productivity and fertility, among other benefits to the city and its citizens.
In Colombia, the Law 1259 of 2008, created the environmental penalties for the mismanagement of solid waste and wreckage as an economic and educational mechanism to prevent environmental damage and threats to public health. This action is intended to spread knowledge about infractions, the amount of the fines and the procedures associated, this is regulated in the city by the Decree 130 of 2011.Read More Read Less
In 2010 only 46% of urban population had a sewage system, the rest used septic tanks for waste water disposal, this kind of systems are an important source of CH4 emissions and have negative consequences on sanitation, health and quality of life. By increasing the coverage of sewage services, is possible to reduce 2.5 times the methane emissions by the installation of waste water treatment systems. Besides, the access to drinking water is a priority for Montería, as a city that envisions a sustainable future that includes social equity and development of its communities. To achieve this goal the city plans to increase 90% of coverage of sewage services, and 80% of drinking water availability by 2019, with additional benefits such as reduction of pollution and job creation.Read More Read Less
Every year, the first Thursday of February, the whole city joins to participate in the “Car-free day” initiative, where no private cars are allowed from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. This valuable strategy not only reduces the emission of 39.500 vehicles for one day a year, but also is a way to raise awareness about the importance of using public and shared transportation in the city to improve environmental quality and urban mobility. The initiative has shown the commitment of the Montería’s citizens to make a positive change and contribute to climate change mitigation.Read More Read Less
Following up climate change, the city will receive in October an environmental study from the GEOADAPTIVE Boston firm, that includes urban footprint and with a proposal for a sustainable and smart growth plan, also, probabilistic studies of vulnerability and risk assessment, air quality studies and GHG emission inventory. The main objective of all this studies are that they impulse different project and to be the backbone of the territorial ordering that will be done in 2015Read More Read Less
Since 2009 the city of Monteria embraced the challenge to make public space a part of the competitiveness strategy, this requires to formulate a Parks Master Plan to address the intervention, rehabilitation and construction of parks in the urban area, this is an ambitious task that aims to provide well-being to all Monteria’s citizens through quality, security, easy access and sustainability of public space. The intervention includes the construction and rehabilitation of a total area of 320.000 m2 and planting 2000 new trees. The entire project will allow the capture of 1.500 tons of CO2 between 2011 and 2019.Read More Read Less
An action plan was developed in order to prevent risks and damages during the dry season due to the effects of climate change. Also, to prevent forest fires.Read More Read Less
The project pretends to rehabilitate and optimize the storm sewer system in its hydraulic and environmental functions to reduce flooding risk and its negative impacts on the people of Montería. The actions that will be undertaken include improvement of infrastructure, increase of capacity and recovery of natural drainage conditions, among others.Read More Read Less
Under the administrative agreement 002-13, signed by the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Corporación Autónoma Regional de los Valles del Sinú y del San Jorge CVS, will be held the First Departmental Forum of Climate Change (Córdoba), on October 10, 2013. Both entities want to promote "Scientific and technological services for the development of climate change adaptation strategies, and risks minimization in the department of Cordoba", in order to create opportunities for academic discussion that will potentiate the knowledge about risk management and climate change adaptation.Read More Read Less
With this action different families that live in high risk areas and don't have economic means are being re-located. The whole project intends to re-locate up to 3000 families in total.Read More Read Less
The objective of this action is to have a third campaign for gathering electronics classified as WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronical Equipment) in order to protect the environment and public health and for their proper recycling, reconditioning and/or recuperation of the materials that for the WEEERead More Read Less
Municipal Plan for Risk Management, created in 2012. This plan characterises the risks that the city is vulnerable to, and also presents 6 ways to manage themRead More Read Less
The City of San Jerónimo de Montería has reported 3 Community emission inventories, since 2009. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2014, the Waste management, Transport, Stationary energy, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.
The City of San Jerónimo de Montería has reported 2 government operational inventories, since 2009. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the are identified as key emission sources.