Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza

Mexico Mayor: Claudia Rivera Vivanco
Summary
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    Population 1539819
  • km 2
    Area 534.32
  • MXN
    GDP 5
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

Targets by Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza

Renewable energy target

 

  • The Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza committed to increase its share of renewable energy in final energy mix in Local Government by 15% by 2030
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity sector.
Energy efficiency target

 

14% Energy efficiency improvement by 2022

  • The Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Local Government energy consumption by 14% by 2022 compared to 2014 levels.
  • This target will be achieved in Electricity sectors
Actions
Waste-To-Energy Project Feasibility Study - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

A technical and economic feasibility study was carried out
for the Waste-to-Energy project; favorable findings indicate
the viability of constructing and operating an energy generation
plant in the Puebla local area. The incinerator would
be capable of processing from 1350 to 1700 metric tons
daily to generate between 30 and 40 Mw/Hr of electricity.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Methane gas emissions reductions in landfill - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The Landfill "Chiltepeque" the Municipality of Puebla has conducted "Landfill Gas to Energy Project", whose main objective is the optimization of biogas generated at the Landfill. It was registered at the UN to obtain the Certificate of Carbon in November 2012.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Public Lighting System Infrastructure Modernization - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Twelve thousand magnetic induction lamps featuring an average
lifespan of 20 years were acquired.

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
local action
Reforestation and soil conservation programs with the planting of appropriate species. - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

Continue with the reforestation and soil conservation programs (hillside) with the planting of appropriate species and resistant to cold fronts and temperature changes in order to prevent soil erosion and reduce runoff. Promote citizen participation in the reforestation programs. Identification of potential areas to be reforested by using satellite images of the areas with less than 20% forest cover.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
Chiltepeque Sanitary Landfill Use-Life Expansion - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Approval has been granted for Sanitary Landfill Cell B construction,
outfitting and operation including excavation,
grading and internal roadway installation. Cell B can receive
1600 metric tons of urban solid wastes daily. The upgrade
guarantees their proper containment in the coming four
years and expand the landfill’s use-life.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Programa de Eficiencia energetica - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2015
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The Municipal Energy Efficiency Program of Municipality of Puebla (El Programa de Eficiencia Energetica de Municipio de Puebla).
The local government of Puebla City is designing the Municipal Energy Efficiency Program based on the observations made by the international analytic tool “TRACE” of World Bank and the National Energy Efficiency Program. The purpose of this Program is to measure, regulate and promote the efficient use of energy in the community of the Municipality of Puebla. The mentioned above initiative of local government is expected to start operating in the year 2015 as the first Municipal Energy Efficiency Program in the territory of Mexico.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Other Emissions
local action
Restricted-Lane (BRT) Bus System - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

In conjunction with Puebla State Government, Line 1
Metrobus construction continues in Puebla, designed to
promote public transportation via a system of restricted lane
buses that reduce travel times as well as the release
of pollutants into the atmosphere. It is estimated that the
BRT system’s implementation will prevent the emission of
44,496 metric tons of atmospheric pollutants annually.
Participating Organizations: Puebla State and Local Governments

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Non-motorized transport. Bicycle-Use Program - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The city of Puebla continues to implement the Gran Vía
Recorre Puebla program through its Municipal Sporting Institute
as a way to promote green transit among Puebla residents.
The program features three service and bike rental
stations; due to popular demand, the program route has
been expanded and encompasses approximately five km
from Frailes Fountain to the Main Theater of the City.
Participating Organizations: The Municipal Sports Institute and
the Ministry of the Environment and Public Services.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Eficiencia energetica en Edificios Municipales - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2015
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The City Hall of Puebla – the first sustainable governmental building (El Palacio Municipal – el primer edificio municipal sustentable)
The local government of Puebla City chose to transform the City Hall into the first governmental building that uses the solar energy. The modification of this specific building will trigger the following stages of the Municipal Energy Efficiency Program in the Municipality of Puebla as well as will raise the awareness of the environment problems and will make the solving them a common cause. The project is to start and be completed in the year 2015.

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Programa de Renovación de luminarias por las de tecnologia led - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2015
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Preventive and corrective maintenance and extension of public lighting in the Municipality of Puebla City (Mantenimiento preventivo - correctivo y su ampliación del Alumbrado Público en el Municipio de Puebla).
In May of the year 2014, the local government of Puebla City approved Citelum Mexico delegation Puebla the service contract for preventive and corrective Public lighting of the city of Puebla maintenance, having the objective of serving 81,000 points of light, of which 5400 will be renovated installing luminaires with magnetic induction technology. The contract mentioned above is a succession of the previous prosperous synergy between the community of Puebla City and the organization of Citelum.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
Environmental Awareness of Climate Change Conditions - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

Considering the environmental characteristics of the Municipality of Puebla, the climate change risk and that the Secretariat of the Environment and Public Services serves a wide range of audience including children, youth and adults living in urban, suburban and rural, it has various training and dissemination strategies.
This aims to inform, raise awareness and develop skills that enable people to know and understand causes of climate change, as well as identify and implement mitigation and adaptation measures according to their socio-cultural conditions.

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Sectors:
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Manage resources and implement prevention programs for cleaning and dredging of ravines in order to decrease the risk of overflow - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

This program will cover a total of 24 areas throughout the Municipality. In a first step, we will cover the 14 points identified as the most vulnerable, because there are human settlements, with the aim of reducing the risk of a contingency and ensure the physical integrity of the poblanos, then to gradually address the remaining ten. According to the project the focus will be on the dredging and cleaning of gullies to prevent clogging and will also work on strengthening containment walls, building protective fences and increased height in them.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Restrain city growht - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Puebla has been addressing efforts against climate change. With a population over one million five hundred habitants and being the fifth largest municipality in area in México, Puebla is facing the consequences of climatological phenomena, such as water flooding, strong winds, water shortage, temperatures of about 30°C, among others. Vulnerability to these impacts has increased due to urban and industrial growth, becoming an important problem since the decade of the seventies. Therefore, Municipality of Puebla has identified the need to take action and restrain city growth while preserving biodiversity through conservation schemes such as natural protected area decrees.

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Promote urban agriculture that contributes to combat heat islands. - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status:

promoting a program of urban agriculture to expand anda share knowledge about the techniques in that activity

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Expansion of rainwater catchment. Promoting storage and preservation techniques, efficient use of water and irrigation - Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

San Jose Xacxamayo faces water scarcity due to its remote location and the high costs to transport water. The project focuses on the collection of rainwater from roofs and is stored in tanks of 10,000 liters in each home. The objective of this project is to increase knowledge, skills and values ​​of collecting rainwater to the residents as a long-term sustainable and economic solution while conserving its water resources in order to face their problem of water scarcity and mainly in climate change conditions.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Inventories
Community inventories

The Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2010, the Transport, Waste management, Stationary energy, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
GHG inventory in 2010
Government operations inventory

The Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Waste management, Transport, Other and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza
GHG inventory in 2012

Mayor Claudia Rivera Vivanco
Municipality of Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

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Initiative

Durban Adaptation Charter
MXCP Signatories
Compact of Mayors - ICLEI

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
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