Municipality of Belo Horizonte

Brazil Mayor: Alexandre Kalil
Summary
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    Population 2513451
  • km 2
    Area 333.0
  • BRL
    GDP 81 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by Reduce 20% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Municipality of Belo Horizonte

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The Municipality of Belo Horizonte has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 20% by 2030 compared to Baseline scenario (BAU) reduction target emission level.

 

    Renewable energy target

     

    • The Municipality of Belo Horizonte committed to increase its share of renewable energy in final energy mix in Community by 0% by 2030
    • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity, Heating & cooling, Transport, Industry and Resíduos sector.
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    Energy efficiency target

     

    0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2030

    • The Municipality of Belo Horizonte committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Community energy consumption by 0% by 2030 compared to 2007 levels.
    • This target will be achieved in Electricity, Heating & cooling, Transport and Industry sectors

    20% Energy efficiency improvement by 2030

    • The Municipality of Belo Horizonte committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Community energy consumption by 20% by 2030 compared to 2007 levels.
    • This target will be achieved in Electricity, Heating & cooling, Transport and Industry sectors

     

    Adaptation and resilience target

     

    Reduzir as emissões de gases de efeito estufa e a adaptação aos possíveis impactos negativos causados pelas mudanças climáticas.

    Actions
    Fórum das secretaria de Meio Ambiente das Capitais Brasileiras (CB27) - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

    "CB27, the Capital Environment Secretaries Forum, was launched during Rio+20 Conference, and aims to establish a platform that provides exchanges between the heads of the Brazilian capitals about environmental management – mainly related to climate changes.
    Brazilian capitals have now the opportunity to exchange experiences not only about the challenges of environmental policy, but also on good practices and measures that have been implemented successfully. The communication of departments towards greater visibility will also be the focus of the initiative."g."

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    BH + Verde Tree-Planting Program - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    BH + Verde is a tree-planting program for high-visibility public
    spaces and other visual priority public areas that seeks to
    promote environmental and landscape quality upgrades for
    the city. The project was carried out from 2011 to 2015
    via rainy-season planting that takes place from October to
    March yearly for a total of 54,000 units to be planted, divided
    into three 18,000-sapling crops, equally distributed in the city’s nine administrative regions.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    Sistema de Inventário de Árvores - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    "INVENTÁRIO – SIIA
    The inventory of all trees in public places in the city, elaborated by the City, will create a complete information system, which can be updated continuously and permanently, bringing a breakthrough in the tree management. This includes survey data on the physical characteristics and phytosanitary states of each plant’s specimen and their surroundings. It is implemented by Federal University of Lavras, with technical and financial collaboration with Cemig."

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    Sectors:
    • Facilities
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy - (TRACE) - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    "The Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) is a decision-support tool designed to help cities quickly identify under-performing sectors, evaluate improvement and cost-saving potential, and prioritize sectors and actions for energy efficiency (EE) intervention. It covers six municipal sectors: passenger transport, municipal buildings, water and waste water, public lighting, solid waste, and power and heat.TRACE consists of three modules: an
    energy benchmarking module which compares key performance indicators (KPIs) among peer cities, a sector prioritization module which identifies sectors that offer the greatest potential with respect to energy-cost savings, and an intervention selection module which functions like a “playbook” of tried-and-tested EE measures and helps select locally appropriate EE interventions."

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    • Waste
    • Other Emissions
    Recolhimento de pneus - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2007
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Used tires have the right place to be discharged in Belo Horizonte. Voluntary Delivery Site for scrap tires is located at the Solid Waste Central Treatment Plant - CTRS-BR040. It is available to the population, free of charges and occupies a covered area of ​​200 m2, where up to four thousand tires can be stored. It is the ideal place to prevent illegal dumping of scrap tires as well as dengue’s transmission, since the Aedes Aegypti mosquito can breed in served water accumulated in those tires. The National Tire Industry Association ( ANIP ) is responsible for the adequate destination.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    • Transport
    Usina Solar - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    In June 2012 was announced the edict of internacional bidding for the project, construction and commissioning of photovoltaic solar plant of stadium Governador Magalhães Pinto - Mineirão. Will be installed about 1,5 MW of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the host the 2014 World Cup, an estimated investiment of R$ 10 million. The project has the support of the state government, the concessionaire of the stadium, and the German agency KFW. Further initiatives are planned, such as the stadium roof Mineirinho, and the international airport of Confins, the investiment could reach R$ 30 million.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    Programa de Conservação de Energia na Administração Pública Municipal de Belo Horizonte (PLAMGE) - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Organizational / Governance
    • Status: In operation

    Created by Municipal Decree No 13 743 of 05 October 2009, the program is based on the management of electricity consumption and the potential for economies of consumption (kWh) and expenditure (£), with the awareness of electricity consumption sectors managed by the municipal government. In a preliminary assessment to be possible to obtain further reduction of consumption of the Municipality, by replacing several outdated equipment with more efficient system of public lighting and public buildings in the city, in addition to actions for education and habit changes.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    Política Municipal de Mitigação dos Efeitos da Mudança Climática por meio do Plano Municipal de Redução das Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa. - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    The Municipal Policy Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change, established by Law No. 10,175, of May 6, 2011, will be implemented through the development of the Municipal Plan for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases. The Municipal Plan for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases is engaged in urban planning and environmental oriented towards the reduction and mitigation of greenhouse gases, offering so purposeful, a set of initiatives to adapt the environment to climate change promoting improvements in its infrastructure in order to improve the quality of life of the citizen-horizontino beautiful.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    • Waste
    • Other Emissions
    Certificação em Sustentabilidade - Selo BH Sustentável - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status:

    The seal is a municipal certification awarded to public and private
    residential, commercial and/or industrial establishments
    that take measures to reduce water and energy consumption,
    direct greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce/recycle solid
    wastes. Compliance is voluntary and following appropriate
    analyses and audits, gold, silver or bronze seals are possible.
    To date nine certifications and three official approvals have
    been awarded.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    • Waste
    Programa de Eficiência Energética - (PEE) - CEMIG - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2006
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    In line with the National Energy Efficiency Program, Cemig's Energy Efficiency Program Energia Inteligente (Intelligent Energy) - El - complies with Federal Law No. 9991/00, which establishes that 1% of the Company's net operating income must be invested in projects and research with this goal. By means of the Energia Inteligente Program, Cemig undertakes several energy efficiency initiatives aimed at impressing upon society the importance of and the right ways to use electric energy, thus reducing wastage.

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    Sectors:
    • Other Emissions
    Agente Comunitário de Limpeza Urbana - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    The Urban Cleansing Community Agent of Belo Horizonte city aims providing the slums and shanty-towns with urban cleansing services. It is known that, in these areas, due to their irregular urbanization and poor access conditions, it is necessary to search for alternative solutions. So that, through this Program, local residents are trained and payed for performing the urban cleansing services of the place where they live in . The agents work party time and devote the rest of the day to attend vocational training courses. Currently, 161 km of roads in 22 slums are benefited from this Program.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    Recolhimento de pneus - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Used tires have the right place to be discharged in Belo Horizonte. Voluntary Delivery Site for scrap tires is located at the Solid Waste Central Treatment Plant - CTRS-BR040. It is available to the population, free of charges and occupies a covered area of ​​200 m2, where up to four thousand tires can be stored. It is the ideal place to prevent illegal dumping of scrap tires as well as dengue’s transmission, since the Aedes Aegypti mosquito can breed in served water accumulated in those tires. The National Tire Industry Association ( ANIP ) is responsible for the adequate destination.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    BH mais verde - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    BH + Verde is a tree-planting program for high-visibility public
    spaces and other visual priority public areas that seeks to
    promote environmental and landscape quality upgrades for
    the city. The project was carried out from 2011 to 2015
    via rainy-season planting that takes place from October to
    March yearly for a total of 54,000 units to be planted, divided
    into three 18,000-sapling crops, equally distributed in the city’s nine administrative regions.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    Coleta seletiva de materiais recicláveis - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 1991
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The recycling collection is part of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Model adopted for Belo Horizonte city, which places a strong emphasis on job creation and social inclusion by working in partnership with waste pickers’cooperatives. The recyclables, paper, metal, glass and plastic are collected by a door-to-door or a drop off system, where the recyclables are voluntary taken by the residents to some containers scattered in strategic locations within the city. The cooperatives are responsible for sorting, processing as well as commercializing the recyclables collected by the Municipality. Nearly 14% of the population (354,000 inhabitants) are benefited from this service.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    Reciclagem de resíduos da construção civil - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 1995
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The Construction Waste Recycling Program aims to restore the urban environment harmed by illegal dumpings and to produce low cost material for civil construction. Nowadays, in the city, there are three recycling plants and 32 “Voluntary Delivery Sites”, which receives up to 1 m3 of construction waste from small generators. The recycling plants are provided of water spray points, in order to reduce dust. The crusher is coated with rubber and the loaders have special accessories in order to reduce the noise. The recycled material can be used as underlayer for street’s pavement or as brickets for sidewalks.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
    • Waste
    Programa Nacional de Iluminação Pública - PROCEL RELUZ - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2004
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    The program was established in 2000 by ELETROBRÁS, with the support of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and implemented by electric utilities with the participation of state and local governments. The goal is to promote the development of efficient public lighting and traffic lights; valuation of urban public spaces. The main objective of this project is based on three fundamental pillars: awareness of electricity consumption, improved cost benefit (consumer / dealer) and consumer education in the future.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Transport
    Sustainable Civil Construction and High-Volume Wastes Management System (SGRCC) and Integrated Municipal Civil Construction and High-Volume Wastes Administration Plan (PMRCC) - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Municipal code 10,522, enacted 25 August 2012, instituted
    the SGRCC and PMRCC. The former is package of actions,
    services, infrastructure and operative installations that aim
    at proper management of civil construction and high-volume
    wastes. PMRCC objectives include stakeholder discipline
    and proper environmental disposal of such wastes. To
    contribute to full adoption, municipal code 10,522 was enacted
    on 10 September 2012 to deal with urban cleanliness,
    services and solid waste management.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    Usina Solar - Estádio Mineirão - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    In June 2012 was announced the edict of internacional bidding for the project, construction and commissioning of photovoltaic solar plant of stadium Governador Magalhães Pinto - Mineirão. Will be installed about 1,5 MW of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the host the 2014 World Cup, an estimated investiment of R$ 10 million. The project has the support of the state government, the concessionaire of the stadium, and the German agency KFW. Further initiatives are planned, such as the stadium roof Mineirinho, and the international airport of Confins, the investiment could reach R$ 30 million.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    Compostagem - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Considering the high organic content of the domestic waste, the Composting Program was established. The organic waste generated at markets, streetfairs, greengroceries is segregated at source and collected by the Municipality . Then, the organic waste is taken to the composting site where it is mixed with waste of yard pruning to form the windrows. It should be highlighted that the simplified technology adopted (windrow method) has an strict operational control in order to guarantee the quality of the compost produced, which has been used at school vegetable gardens, on parks and on squares of the city.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    Programa de Eficiência Energética - (PEE) - CEMIG - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    In line with the National Energy Efficiency Program, Cemig's Energy Efficiency Program Energia Inteligente (Intelligent Energy) - El - complies with Federal Law No. 9991/00, which establishes that 1% of the Company's net operating income must be invested in projects and research with this goal. By means of the Energia Inteligente Program, Cemig undertakes several energy efficiency initiatives aimed at impressing upon society the importance of and the right ways to use electric energy, thus reducing wastage.

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    Sectors:
    • Other Emissions
    PROJETO ÁGUA BRASIL - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

    "In March 2010, the Bank of Brazil (BB), the Foundation Bank Brazil (FBB), the National Water Agency (ANA) and WWF- Brazil signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote biodiversity conservation and development sustainable in Brazilian cities, and seek improvements in lending practices, strengthening the bank's role in promoting sustainable development.
    The partnership consists of financial support from the Bank of Brazil and Foundation Bank of Brazil's actions to WWF development of sustainable practices in the field and city​​, focusing on agriculture, consumer awareness, waste recycling and engagement actions and affiliations."

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    • Waste
    Energia solar para aquecimento de água - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

    Mandatory use of solar energy for water heating in new residential and commercial buildings in Belo Horizonte: review of the bill proposition nº 10.175/11. For the contribution of this new bill it is estimated a greenhouse gas emission reduction of 3.905,5 tonCO2e/year, considering only residential buildings. Despite the fact that this is not a noticeable number compared to the total amount emmited by the city, it is a great reduction of electric energy consumption which impacts on the energy demand peak period. With the approval of this bill the amount of energy saved would be 1.024,8 MWh/month or 12.297,6 MWh/year, again considering only the residential buildings.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    Agente comunitário de limpeza urbana - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    This program aims to increase the ability to provide cleaning services and home collection routes in slums in the city of Belo Horizonte. Program participants are the residents of the slums, who receive training and remuneration to perform the cleaning of the slums in which they reside. The agents work for half time and devote the rest of the time to receive classes offered on various topics through partnerships.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    The Belo Horizonte Sustainable Seal - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

    The seal is a municipal certification awarded to public and private
    residential, commercial and/or industrial establishments
    that take measures to reduce water and energy consumption,
    direct greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce/recycle solid
    wastes. Compliance is voluntary and following appropriate
    analyses and audits, gold, silver or bronze seals are possible.
    To date nine certifications and three official approvals have
    been awarded

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
    • Waste
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    • Other Emissions
    Projeto de Eficiência Energética da Sinalização Semafórica de BH - PROJETO LED - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Acquisition of 22,600 lighting modules based on - LED (Light Emitting Diode) 200 mm diameter and average power of 8 W for replacement of incandescent and halogen lamps 60 W in 809 traffic intersections of Belo Horizonte .

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    Sectors:
    • Facilities
    • Transport
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    Central de Aproveitamento Energético do Biogás do Aterro da CTRS da BR 040 - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The Biogas Energy Use Center, is the major project to mitigate the greenhouse gases in the city. Processes and burns the methane gas produced from the decomposition of garbage dumped at the old landfill at Superintendent of Garbage Collection: Superintendência de Limpeza Urbana (SLU) to produce electricity that the energy company of Minas Gerais State (Cemig) purchases and distributes in its network.
    With the Center, SLU contributes to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere, reaching almost 4.000,000 tons of CO2 over 15 years. Biogas is also used as fuel to run 3 engines that generate electricity of 1.426MW each.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    • Waste
    Captação dos Gases da Estação de Tratamento do Arrudas - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    COPASA MG has been implementing and participating in other initiatives that and/or dealing with the impacts of climate change, such as power cogeneration in the power plant of the Arrudas STP Sewage Treatment Station, preventing greenhouse gases from being released to the environment seek to further discuss the issue, to mitigate the production of greenhouse gases

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    Programa Operação Oxigênio - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 1990
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

    The initiatives for the preservation of air quality in Belo Horizonte are prominently featured in the Operation Oxygen Program, created in 1988 under an agreement of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte with the Government of Minas Gerais state. Its goal is to control the black smoke emission by motor vehicles run on diesel. The daily and uninterrupted monitoring, is accomplished thanks to the supervision of licensed vehicles in traffic lanes, final stops and bus stations. The Operation Oxygen Program aligns itself strictly to legal and technical advances established by the Conselho Nacional de Meio Ambiente (National Environment Council - CONAMA) through the Programa Nacional de Controle da Poluição por Veículos Automotores (National Program for Control of Pollution from Motor Vehicles - Proconve).

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    Comitê Municipal sobre Mudanças Climáticas e Ecoeficiência - CMMCE - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The Municipal Committee on Climate Changes and Eco-Efficiency (MCCCEF) initiated the Municipal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change Effects in Belo Horizonte in 2006. It Works on the articulation of public policy and private iniciative to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and to enhance the environmental awareness of the society. Representatives of the municipal government and the state, citizens, nongovernmental, the private sector and academic groups are working on the projects of Sanitation (Urban Water and Solid Waste), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Mobility and Buildings and Adaptation.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
    • Waste
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    Plano de Redução das Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa - PREGEE - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The Municipality of Belo Horizonte, by means of its Climate Change Policy, intends to reduce its emissions without harming economic development. With this objective, guidelines for environmental management in the city were formulated as well as actions to the short, medium and long term for implementing a low carbon economy. This group of measures constitutes the city's GHG Emissions Reductions Plan (GHG-ERP), which shall be implemented in accordance with the city's Strategic Planning. Proposal under GHG-ERP were developed considering the four strategic axes pointed by the 2º Municipal GHG Inventory and the Climate Change Policy: Transportation, Energy, Sanitation and Adaptation to Climate Change. The process had broad participation of different sectors of society and private companies, besides municipal and state government agencies.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
    • Waste
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    Fórum das secretaria de Meio Ambiente das Capitais Brasileiras (CB27) - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

    "CB27, the Capital Environment Secretaries Forum, was launched during Rio+20 Conference, and aims to establish a platform that provides exchanges between the heads of the Brazilian capitals about environmental management – mainly related to climate changes.
    Brazilian capitals have now the opportunity to exchange experiences not only about the challenges of environmental policy, but also on good practices and measures that have been implemented successfully. The communication of departments towards greater visibility will also be the focus of the initiative."g."

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    BH + Verde Tree-Planting Program - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    BH + Verde is a tree-planting program for high-visibility public
    spaces and other visual priority public areas that seeks to
    promote environmental and landscape quality upgrades for
    the city. The project was carried out from 2011 to 2015
    via rainy-season planting that takes place from October to
    March yearly for a total of 54,000 units to be planted, divided
    into three 18,000-sapling crops, equally distributed in the city’s nine administrative regions.

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    Sectors:
    • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
    local action
    DRENURBS - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2004
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    DRENURBS Program proposes the environmental remediation that involves reversing the degradation in streams that are not channeled in the city. The proposal to reorganize the valley bottoms means to fight the causes of water pollution, this originated not only in the valleys but also and mainly in their drainage basins.

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    Sectors:
    • Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
    • Infrastructure
    • Insurance
    • Terrestrial Ecosystems
    • Human health
    Fórum das Capitais Brasileiras (CB27) - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2013
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    CB27, the Capital Environment Secretaries Forum, was launched during Rio+20 Conference, and aims to establish a platform that provides exchanges between the heads of the Brazilian capitals about environmental management – mainly related to climate changes.
    Brazilian capitals have now the opportunity to exchange experiences not only about the challenges of environmental policy, but also on good practices and measures that have been implemented successfully. The communication of departments towards greater visibility will also be the focus of the initiative.

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    Sectors:
    • Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
    • Energy
    • Infrastructure
    • Terrestrial Ecosystems
    • Human health
    Gestão Sustentável das Águas Urbanas - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2004
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    "DRENURBS Program proposes the environmental remediation that involves reversing the degradation in streams that are not channeled in the city. The proposal to reorganize the valley bottoms means to fight the causes of water pollution, this originated not only in the valleys but also and mainly in their drainage basins.

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    Sectors:
    • Land use regulations
    • Human security and emergency response
    • Insurance and investment
    • Mobility
    • Urban risks associated with housing
    Gestão de Áreas Verdes - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Belo Horizonte has 74 municipal parks, 790 squares and other 209 green areas, apart from areas designated as Environmental Conservation Zone by the urban laws, 2 state parks and private areas decreed as Private Ecological Reserves. There are 18,22 m2 of green area per person, 13.07% of the territory of the city, or 43,28 km2. To these percentages of green areas it is also added, still, the relevant contingent of tree vegetation spreading through streets, avenues and squares in the city, containing around 480,000 trees

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    Sectors:
    • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
    • Land use regulations
    • Mobility
    Public-Space Tree Inventory - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Assessment/Research
    • Status: In operation

    An inventory of trees in public spaces, such as streets, avenues and squares as well as those located in private lots (located at up to five meters it’s frontal distance) is being undertaken via a data harvest of the physical characteristics and phytosanitary status of each tree specimen and also of the features of the built environment of its surroundings in order to get the best results as concerning the use of this green infrastructure and the management of this resource. The inventory has generated, already, a complete information system for each of the trees it encompasses, allowing for ongoing and permanent updates that in turn allow for an advance in urban forestry management. In so far, it has been collected data from 300,000 trees and it´s expected that in 2017 it will be completed with the cadaster of 180,000 other trees.
    Participating organizations: Universidad Federal de Lavras,
    Companhía Energética de Minas Gerais S.A (CEMIG)

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    Sectors:
    • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
    • Land use regulations
    • Human security and emergency response
    local action
    Núcleos de Alerta de Chuvas - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    NAC (Rain alert Groups) have contributed effectively to the reduction of flooding in areas where there is no geological risk. According to City Hall, most areas of flooding is part of the formal city, and this differs from the work done by civil defense centers, the Nudecs, working primarily in the areas of geological risk which are mostly in villages and slums.

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    Sectors:
    • Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
    • Energy
    • Infrastructure
    • Insurance
    • Terrestrial Ecosystems
    • Human health
    Programa estrutural para áreas de risco (PEAR) - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The Program in Structural Risk Area (PEAR) was created in 1993, by which time it was done the first diagnosis of the situation of geological risk (sliding slope and mining of margin stream) of the villages and slums of Belo Horizonte. The program implemented the service to the population living in risk areas, through surveys and targeted interventions. The major purpose of PEAR is to prevent accidents and save lives, ensuring protection for thousands of families who live in areas at risk of landslide, flooding and washouts. When the site presents high or too high risk, which can not be eliminated or controlled by a work technically feasible, the family is removed, was referred to the Municipal Shelter Granja de Freitas. It can also access the Bolsa House until its final resettlement in a housing unit built by the City.

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    Sectors:
    • Land use regulations
    • Human security and emergency response
    • Insurance and investment
    • Urban risks associated with housing
    Vila Viva - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    ´The program Vila Viva promotes urban and environmental upgrading of villages, slums and clusters of Belo Horizonte. Running in the state capital since 2005, the program includes works of sanitation, removal of families from risk areas, housing units, elimination of risk areas, restructuring of the road system, urbanization, alleys, parks and deployment for sports and leisure. The Vila Viva has as one of its foundations popular participation and thus provides a new approach in the recovery process of permanent preservation areas.

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    Sectors:
    • Mobility
    • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
    • Land use regulations
    • Human security and emergency response
    • Insurance and investment
    • Mobility
    • Urban risks associated with housing
    Flood-Zone Mapping and Hydrological Monitoring - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Hydrological and hydraulic molding studies have been carried
    out as part of the Belo Horizonte master drainage plan
    in all local-area basins to identify flood-prone areas and associated
    risks as well as complete flood mapping. In October
    2011, 42 hydro-meteorological monitoring stations
    entered into operation alongside a system that allows realtime
    access to collected data. In the rainy season, the municipal
    government monitors stations 24 hours a day, seven
    days a week.
    Participating organizations: 40 Núcleos de Alerta de Lluvia
    (NAC), volunteer groups that inhabit flood-prone zones and
    assume responsibility for spreading rain and local waterway
    level alerts to neighbors. Local government coordinates
    community flood alert nuclei

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    Sectors:
    • Land use regulations
    • Human security and emergency response
    Núcleos de Alerta de Chuvas - NAC - Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    NAC (Rain alert Groups) have contributed effectively to the reduction of flooding in areas where there is no geological risk. According to City Hall, most areas of flooding is part of the formal city, and this differs from the work done by civil defense centers, the Nudecs, working primarily in the areas of geological risk which are mostly in villages and slums.

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    Sectors:
    • Human security and emergency response
    • Insurance and investment
    Inventories
    Community inventories

    The Municipality of Belo Horizonte has reported 4 Community emission inventories, since 2007. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Transport, Waste management and Stationary energy are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    GHG inventory in 2015
    Government operations inventory

    The Municipality of Belo Horizonte has reported 2 government operational inventories, since 2007. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Waste management is identified as key emission source.

    GHG emission from Municipality of Belo Horizonte
    GHG inventory in 2013

    Mayor Alexandre Kalil
    Municipality of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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    Initiative

    Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
    Transformative Action Program
    Urban-LEDS
    OPCC 2017 Registered Cities
    MXCP Signatories
    EcoMobility Alliance
    Earth Hour City Challenge

    Status of compliance

    Compact of Mayors
    full compliance
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