Municipality of Barranquilla

Colombia
Summary
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    Population 1148506
  • km 2
    Area 166.0
  • COP
    GDP 19 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

Targets by Municipality of Barranquilla

Adaptation and resilience target

 

Intervene on 2 areas of the distric where there is a threat and population is vulnerable to develop mitigation constructions to reduce risk

Actions
Strengthen public transport - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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)

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Studies of Solid Waste Disposal - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

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

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Strategy "Everybody to the Park" - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Other Emissions
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Recovering green areas for public use - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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Recovering the botanical garden - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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Promote non-motorized transportation - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Formulating and Implementing Instruments for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Other Emissions
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Recovering the botanical garden - Municipality of Barranquilla
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
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Monitoring air quality and noise leves - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
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Check Planning Instruments and Risk Maps - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Coastal zone systems
  • Human security and emergency response
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Purification of the Eastern River basin - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
  • Human health
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Awareness on water resource and parks recovery - Municipality of Barranquilla
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  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
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Inventories
Community inventories

The Municipality of Barranquilla has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2013. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Stationary energy, Industrial process and product use, Waste management and Transport are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Municipality of Barranquilla
GHG inventory in 2013
Government operations inventory

GHG emission from Municipality of Barranquilla
GHG inventory in
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Initiative

Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016
Earth Hour City Challenge
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