Municipality of Almada

Portugal Mayor: Inês de Medeiros
Summary
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    Population 173298
  • km 2
    Area 70.2
  • EUR
    GDP 2.1 Million
  • emission
    Targets by Reduce 22% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Municipality of Almada

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

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  • The Municipality of Almada has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 22% by 2020 compared to Baseline scenario (BAU) reduction target emission level.

 

    Actions
    EcoEnLight Eco-efficient Public and Traffic Lighting - Municipality of Almada
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    An intelligent street lighting system—with dimming and remote
    control technologies—as well as LED traffic lighting,
    was installed. Results indicate a more than 40% reduction
    corresponding to street lighting and 80% related to traffic
    lighting. The EcoEnLight project, slated to be complete in
    2013, will cover 1500 light points in the public lighting system
    as well as a total of 1350 LED technology traffic lights.

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    Municipal Recreational Centers 100% Solar Powered - Municipality of Almada
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Since 2008, Almada has equipped municipal swimming pools
    and recreational centers with solar panels for water heating.
    The latest swimming pool, opened in September 2012, ensures
    that all four municipal pools use solar thermal energy for
    water heating and therefore reduce fossil fuel use through a
    total of 820 m2 solar area. The remaining municipal recreational
    centers will be equipped with solar energy in 2013.

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    Efficient Lighting for Historic Monuments - Municipality of Almada
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Efficient lighting for historic monuments is an ongoing project
    that seeks to replace decorative lighting using energy
    efficient solutions. The latest project renovated lighting
    on the Dom Fernando II e Glória Frigate, a museum ship
    anchored on the Almada riverfront. The old lighting was
    replaced with LED lighting, and resulted in an 80% energy
    consumption reduction.

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    Dune Restoration Along the Atlantic Seaboard - Municipality of Almada
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
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    With its 13 km beachfront, Almada has been developing several
    dune restoration projects, including sand capture system installation
    and autochthonous precursor plantings (European beachgrass,
    Ammophila Arenaria). In 2012, more than 1500 plants
    were introduced to a 2000m2 area, allowing for dune fixation
    and restoration and minimizing erosion effects. Children from
    local public and surf schools carried out program efforts.

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    Almada Municipal Urban Farm Network - Municipality of Almada
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Assessment/Research
    • Status: In operation

    This project included designing an urban farm network that
    contributes to Almada’s sustainability in vegetable production
    and resilience. Abandoned agricultural areas and existing
    urban areas were evaluated in terms of vegetable productivity;
    it led to the development of three urban municipal
    farms. These three farms cover a total area of 45.00 m2 and
    will involve at least 150 urban farmers
    Participating Organizations
    AGENEAL (Almada’s Local Energy Management
    Agency), Instituto Superior Técnico,
    Science Faculty of Lisbon University, Instituto
    da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas,
    EDP and several local private social-solidarity
    institutions.

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    Inventories
    Community inventories

    The Municipality of Almada has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2006. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2006, the Stationary energy and Transport are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Municipality of Almada
    GHG inventory in 2006
    Government operations inventory

    The Municipality of Almada has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2006. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2006, the Transport is identified as key emission source.

    GHG emission from Municipality of Almada
    GHG inventory in 2006

    Mayor Inês de Medeiros
    Municipality of Almada, Portugal

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    Initiative

    Urban-LEDS
    Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
    MXCP Signatories
    EcoMobility Alliance
    Transformative Action Program

    Status of compliance

    Compact of Mayors
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