Municipality of Armenia

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Summary
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    Population 296683
  • km 2
    Area 140.0
  • COP
    GDP 2.1 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

Targets by Municipality of Armenia

Energy efficiency target

 

0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2015

  • The Municipality of Armenia committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Community energy consumption by 0% by 2015 compared to 2014 levels.
  • This target will be achieved in Electricity sectors

 

Actions
Environmental Bio-park "La Secreta" - Municipality of Armenia
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The objectives of this action are:
1. Establish the natural and environmental estate as a generator of environmental services
2. Strengthen the ecological structure as an environmental platform and ordering for the territory.
This action will have impact on the urban development by: 1) Increasing public space by 1.4 to 2.7 m2 per habitant. 2) Giving continuity to the biological corridor "La Florida". 3) Create a space of meeting and social recognizing.
This action will also have regional impact by: 1)Protecting the main water source for the region. 2) Serves as an environmental educational program for cutlure of conservation and valuing natural landscapes. 3) This park is a key part of the Regional Project Theme Park "Las aguas del río Quindío". 4) Allows continuity to the riverbank.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Other Emissions
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Civic Environmental Culture for life - Municipality of Armenia
  • Start year:
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The main objective of this action is that with it the Municipality intends to develop a program for training promoters and watchmen to strengthen and consolidate an environmental culture among the citizens. Specifically the Municipality is going to train one group of environmental promoters and one group of environmental watchmen per year.

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
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Valuation and generation of environmental good and services - Municipality of Armenia
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The main objectives of this action are to consolidate and develop three projects of environmental infrastructure which are: 1) recover 4 lineal metres of trails per year. 2) Develop one study and design for the management and development of the Project bio park "La Secreta". 3) Consolidate and incorporate to the norm and design studies an environmental component for the corridor "Avenida Centenario".
On the other hand, with this action recovery and conservation processes for a biological corridor will be developed, more specifically for this: 1) Socialize 4 agreements fot the recovery and conservation of the biological corridor No. 1 per year. 2) Organize 4 civic-environmental training days for the recovery and appropiation of the biological corridor No. 1.
Moreover, another objective of this action is to implement a Management Plan for the conservation of the coffee cultural landscape of the Municipality of Armenia.
Finally this action has as an objetive as well to spread 100% of a Manual for Urban Tree and the Mangement of silviculture for the territory of the municipality and implement it as an instrument for environmental planning.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Other Emissions
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Water resource as the linchpin of the territory - Municipality of Armenia
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The objectives of this action are: 1) Acquire prioritized properties for the conservation of the water resources on those areas that influence the supply sources of the municipal aqueduct, also manage the properties according to existing property management plans for the river basin of the Quindio River. 2) Implement a pilot project fot eh recovery of the water quality for the municipality of Armenia. 3) Recover 4 hectares of ecosystems on forest protected areas that are priority to the municipality of Armenia. 4) Promote a campaign for water saving and efficient use on the 100% of the territory of the municipality.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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Communities in action - Municipality of Armenia
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  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

The objective of this action is to intervene on 600 green areas of neighbourhoods and/or sectors of Armenia during the government period with the colaboration of the community. Moreover, another objective is to recover 80 spaces of public use with the colaboration of the community throughout the four years.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Other Emissions
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Mobility Master Plan - Estrategic Public Transport System (SETP) - Municipality of Armenia
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The objectives of this plan are: 1) Promote a safe mobility. 2) Promote an improvement on public health by reducing GHG emissionsand also by reducing noise and promote physical activity. 3) Promote an accesible mobility by minimizing costs and transportation times. 4) To integrate in an efficient way every mode of transport and also take into accotun regional, national or international transport.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
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Environmental Bio-park "La Secreta" - Municipality of Armenia
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The objectives of this action are:
1. Establish the natural and environmental estate as a generator of environmental services
2. Strengthen the ecological structure as an environmental platform and ordering for the territory.
This action will have impact on the urban development by: 1) Increasing public space by 1.4 to 2.7 m2 per habitant. 2) Giving continuity to the biological corridor "La Florida". 3) Create a space of meeting and social recognizing.
This action will also have regional impact by: 1)Protecting the main water source for the region. 2) Serves as an environmental educational program for cutlure of conservation and valuing natural landscapes. 3) This park is a key part of the Regional Project Theme Park "Las aguas del río Quindío". 4) Allows continuity to the riverbank.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Land use regulations
  • Human health
local action
Civic Environmental Culture for life - Municipality of Armenia
  • Start year:
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The main objective of this action is that with it the Municipality intends to develop a program for training promoters and watchmen to strengthen and consolidate an environmental culture among the citizens. Specifically the Municipality is going to train one group of environmental promoters and one group of environmental watchmen per year.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
local action
Valuation and generation of environmental good and services - Municipality of Armenia
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The main objectives of this action are to consolidate and develop three projects of environmental infrastructure which are: 1) recover 4 lineal metres of trails per year. 2) Develop one study and design for the management and development of the Project bio park "La Secreta". 3) Consolidate and incorporate to the norm and design studies an environmental component for the corridor "Avenida Centenario".
On the other hand, with this action recovery and conservation processes for a biological corridor will be developed, more specifically for this: 1) Socialize 4 agreements fot the recovery and conservation of the biological corridor No. 1 per year. 2) Organize 4 civic-environmental training days for the recovery and appropiation of the biological corridor No. 1.
Moreover, another objective of this action is to implement a Management Plan for the conservation of the coffee cultural landscape of the Municipality of Armenia.
Finally this action has as an objetive as well to spread 100% of a Manual for Urban Tree and the Mangement of silviculture for the territory of the municipality and implement it as an instrument for environmental planning.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Land use regulations
local action
Water resource as the linchpin of the territory - Municipality of Armenia
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The objectives of this action are: 1) Acquire prioritized properties for the conservation of the water resources on those areas that influence the supply sources of the municipal aqueduct, also manage the properties according to existing property management plans for the river basin of the Quindio River. 2) Implement a pilot project fot eh recovery of the water quality for the municipality of Armenia. 3) Recover 4 hectares of ecosystems on forest protected areas that are priority to the municipality of Armenia. 4) Promote a campaign for water saving and efficient use on the 100% of the territory of the municipality.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
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Replacing and rehabilitating infraestructure for public services - Municipality of Armenia
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

With this action what is going to be done is: 1) Replace parts of the network form the sewage system by prioritizing them 2) Install 100% of equipment for measuring the flow 3) Maintaing functioning 100% of the electric circuits of the water pump for cleaning the sand cleaners 5) Advance in the development of actions for covering the cover un tunels form prioritized sectors. 6) Reduce internal losses 7) Adecuate conventional filters 8) rehabilitate the system for the instruments of treatment plants. 9) Implement a program of recolection, storage, elimination and delivery of chemical residues.

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Emergencies and disasters - Municipality of Armenia
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The objective of this action is to improve the capacity of response of the health services network of the Municipality for when there are emergencies and disasters. This will be done by: 1) Implementing a project "Safe Hospital" with the health network ESE. 2) Identifying risks on the services netowrk for attention in emergencies or disasters. 3) Designing, according to the characteristics of the services network, the expansion sites in case of emergencies. 4) Communicating to the community organizations the services available in case of disaster. 5) Elaborating the component of pre-hospitalary attention for the Municipality of Armenia.

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Sectors:
  • Human security and emergency response
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Expansion of water service and infrastructure - Municipality of Armenia
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

This program seeks to: 1) extend and improve the sewage network on developmen priority areas. 2) develop studies and designs for building the aqueduct on different zones of Armenia and near areas. 3) Extend the coverage to potential users on subnormal and expansion zones determined by the Plan of Territorial Ordering (POT). 4) Implement non conventionalalternatives for contrsuting the sewage network. 5) Implement and adjust the plan for decontamination of residual waters for the Municipality of Armenia. 6) Identify investements or actions necessary for implementing altenatives for rural sanitation 7) Implementing non conventional alternatives for TAR residual water treatment 8) Follow up and control to users of environmental or sanitary interest in order to verify complying of the requirements for the discharges to the sewer system.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Human health
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Efficient use of water and water saving - Municipality of Armenia
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

With this program what the administration intends to do is to articulate 100% (currently 70%) of all the relevant actors involved into actions towards the efficient use of water resources. Also, design plans oriented to control and minimize the impact of operating systems over the water supply and environmental goods (associated to water resourses). On the other hand, with this action the objective is to work on the reduction of losses from the operating systems for the service provided by decreasing the IANC (Index of Non Counted Water) from 36% to 28%. Moreover, this action will support and execute techinal and financially conservation, restoration and/or maintenance actions in the High river basin of the Quindio River articulating them to tha management plans.
Additionally, with this program there will be carried out awareness and training processes on Education Institutes of the Municipality of Armenia through the Program "Programa de Ahorro y Uso Eficiente Agua - PAUEA". Also campaigns on strengthening environmental education will be developed for users and employees of the Public Service Provider "EPA ESP"

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
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Integral management of urban and rural micro-basins - Municipality of Armenia
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The objectives of this action are: 1) to mitigate environmental impacts on the water resources and its associated ecosystems. 2) Monitor water quality on the receiving, procesing and distributing sources. 3) Prioritize the integral management of micro-basins.
By doing this the administration intends to guarantee the continuity of public services for the citizens of the Municipality of Armenia.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Human health
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Integral Management of Risk - Municipality of Armenia
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  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

The objective of this action is to update the inventory of high risk rural and urban zones by updating the inventories of high risk and most vulnerable settlements. This will be done by using cartography, inventorying properties and houses and articulating it to the Geographical Information Systemsin order to develop mitigation projects and re-settlement of houses.

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Sectors:
  • Human security and emergency response
  • Urban risks associated with housing
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Inventories
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Initiative

Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016
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