Municipality of Santiago de Cali

Colombia Mayor: Maurice Armitage Cadavid
Summary
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    Population 2394925
  • km 2
    Area 564.0
  • COP
    GDP 29 Trillion
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

Targets by Municipality of Santiago de Cali

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

 

    Local Government
     

  • The Municipality of Santiago de Cali has committed to reduce its Local Government emissions by 5211542% by 2017 compared to Baseline scenario (BAU) reduction target emission level.
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Transport sector.
Adaptation and resilience target

 

Transform the strategic neighborhoods of the city, picked before, in Eco-neighborhoods.

Define productive schemes in Cali accord with the environmental suistainability, looking to reducie the GHG emissions and in that way, have a city with more capacity to afront the climate change.

Actions
Protection and restoration of water producing areas under the Pay-for-Service scheme Environmental (PSA). - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year:
  • Type: Organizational / Governance
  • Status: Planning phase

It is a short-term measure that seeks to recover, protect, conserve and ensure water regulation in order to avoid shortages of the water resource or the reduction of the ecological flow in the dry seasons in the urban zone and rural of the municipality of Santiago de Cali, through a scheme of payment for environmental services.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The objective of this action plan is to develop different activities for the mitigation and adaptation to climate change of the city of Cali. The city will establish the plan for mitigation and adaptation to climate change for the city of Cali, also it will develop the inventory of GHG emissions and developing proposals for the management of the urban heat island effect and generating a map of climate micro-zonification.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
  • Other Emissions
local action
Transformation to Eco neighborhoods - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

achieve the transformation of previously defined strategic neighborhoods in Ecobarrios. according to the DAPM (2014) in urban and suburban soil a way to make the tools of
landscape management in the neighborhoods and parcels is through Ecobarrios. Ecobarrios have a management of the
environmental elements that enhance sustainability, ecological connectivity, biodiversity and the elements of the ecosystem base, thus reducing the ecological footprint of the inhabited areas.
Therefore, with the implementation of this line of action, we seek to consolidate, in a first stage, San Antonio, the Aguacatal and Salomia, like Eco-neighborhoods, not only to guarantee the tranquility of its inhabitants due to the process of architectural and social reconversion generated in recent years by the construction of commercial establishments, but also to make them more sensitive on environmental issues with implementation of technologies to save energy, recycle materials and / or waste, use of rainwater, food security and accessible public spaces among others, in such a way that it can become a model to be followed throughout the city, according to criteria established by the UPU (Urban Planning Units).

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Efficient public lighting - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

establish an efficient public lighting system, characterized by a lower energy consumption than presents the current system that allows it to meet the municipality with the minimum efficiency requirements and life of the sources reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in this subsector. the most effective technologies have the potential to reduce the negative effect of the fact to provide street lighting on the environment. The energy savings generated by the adoption of less carbon intensive technologies reduces emissions of greenhouse gases that, by themselves, could to generate income from the sale of carbon credits. For example, with a lifetime of more than 20 years, LED lights can consume up to 80 percent less energy than traditional lighting, which represents a saving and mitigating climate change.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Carbon Neutral Organizational Seal - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year:
  • Type: Audit / Assessment
  • Status: In operation

The carbon neutral organizational seal was designed as a volunteer scheme of inscription with an auditory process based on the filosophy of measure, definition of targets, acquisition of commitments, reduction, emissions compensation and review. Following The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHP) and the ISO 14064 related with the Greenhouse gases Part 1.

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
Cali Carbon Neutral - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The project seeks to measure, reduce and offset the carbon footprint generated by urban dynamics of Santiago de Cali. This effort includes the support of productive, institutional, academic sectors and also the community, in order to develop an advanced, competitive and intelligent Latin American city. With a production scheme and planning based on environmental sustainability, with strategies and policies of adaptation and mitigation to climate change, to establish a line of development drive for a low carbon economy.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Waste
Bicycle Route Plan - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The master plan of bicycle routes for Santiago de Cali, seeks to improve the quality of life of the citizens, with a project that integrates the cyclists to the transport system of the city, which because of its size and population requires of urban tools, allowing the project to advance in its process of transforming Cali in a modern, nice and economic city for its citizens, which counts with 125 projects, which are estimated to be executed in the next 15 years, in short (1-5 years) in medium (6-10 years) and in long term (11-15 years), according to the hierarchy and priority established. The basic net of bicycle routes is made of 343,2 km with direct benefits to 22 areas of the Municipality of Cali.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
Electricity cogenaration and Methan combustion in Cañaveralejo Waste Water Treatment Plant - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year: 1998
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

Part 1: Switching from connection to national grid to self-generation electricity, using the biogas product of the sludge digestion (The biogas is used as fuel in energy generators, allowing the generated energy to be used for the internal consumption of the Cañaveralejo Waste Water Plant itself) Part 2: Installing a system to capture and controlled combustion of the biogas produced.

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
  • Waste
Thermal Districts - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The THERMAL DISTRICTS project in Colombia is led by the Technical Ozone Unit (UTO) of the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development (MADS), locally the Administrative Department of Environmental Management (DAGMA) has led interagency coordination for this project for the city of Santiago de Cali which has the active participation of Cali Municipal Enterprises (EMCALI) and Gases de Occidente.

The purpose of this project is to implement Thermal Districts in the city to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and replacing cooling systems operating on ozone depleting substances (ODS) and substances of high environmental impact. Defined stages for the project Promotion in Cali Thermal Districts are:

1 Environmental and Energy characterization of the energy sector and local cooling
2 Inventory of air conditioning in the South zone
3 Definition of potential areas for the implementation of Thermal Districts
4 Study of technical and economic feasibility
5 Designing the Business Plan to go to the public or private market

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
local action
Compensation and renovation of the tree coverage - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The main objective of this action is for the city to improve the green urban spaces by compensating and renovating the tree coverage in the total urban and suburban areas of Santiago de Cali. The main expected result is to plant 20.000 trees of different local species by the end of 2015

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
Plan "Lleva" - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
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  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: Completed

This action plan consists of a campaign that has four components: 1) "Llévame", which invites the citizens to share their cars or carpooling, in order to teach citizens to share their cars if they have routes in common and by doing this there will be less cars running and improvement on quality life. 2) "Llévate", which incentives citizens to walk or ride their bicycles as a strategy of transport that is friendly with the environment also improves healthiness and it means less use of the car. 3) "Déjate Llevar", which invites citizens to use as much as possible the mass transport system of the city (MIO) as an option for means of transportation more friendly with the environment. 4) "Llévalo", which promotes the correct maintenance for cars to have them in optimal conditions and by doing this avoiding extra contamination

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Compensation for Environmental Services - CSA - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

The payment initiative for environmental services, which is currently developed by the natural heritage fund in the watershed of the Cali river, through the project of incentives to conservation, in alliance with Emcali, DAGMA, CVC and PNN, seeks improving water regulation and quality. By investing in the watershed, nearly 103 tons of sediments are reduced each year, as well as erosive processes. In one year, Emcali will save around $60 million pesos, keeping the quality of the water, which means that in 2020 there will be about $600 million pesos. With this savings, which will be the incentive for habitants of the high part of the watershed to protect the forests; if the forest in the river basin is conserved, 1296 tons of sediments will be produced each year, but nowadays the sediments are 7 times higher.

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Water Fund - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

The water fund is a financial market tool, which allows private and public users to finance the conservation and protection of providing ecosystems in protected areas, as well as private land. The Santiago de Cali fund, invites the users interested in the quality and quantity of the water they receive, to contribute voluntarily with resources to invest in conservation project of high impact in strategic ecosystems, which at the same time generates financial resources to the city.

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Protected Areas Municipal System - SIMAP - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The Project, in charge of the DAGMA is aimed to give priority to some areas around the city and make people respect the purposes in which they were implemented/built, additionally, prioritize according to the POT (Territorial Order Planning) and the development plan, those areas that need to be protected and taken care of, mainly for its biodiversity purposes, in order to guarantee the well-being of the city in the future. Started in 2006, the project wanted not only to protect the environmentally important green areas, but also to create awareness in the population, because many areas have been damaged with the years and there is lack of green areas in the urban part of the city. The project will be held according to the diagnosis of environmental strategies. It will also include collective participation to determine the objectives and mechanisms of conservation from the technical point of view.

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Improvement of the management of the Complementary Ecological Structure - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
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  • Type: Strategy / Policy
  • Status: Planning phase

implementation of actions to manage the natural components that integrate the urban environment for conservation of biodiversity in the complementary ecological structure of the Municipality. Activities: 1. Studies focused on the identification of the current state and the need for connectivity of the structure
Complementary Ecology with the Principal Ecological Structure; 2. Consolidation of base cartography; 3. Exploration of
the landscape connectivity planning tools; 4. Models of species distribution; 5. identification of intervention actions by coverage and type of ecosystem; 6. Production of plant material with characteristics qualitative and quantitative criteria according to the needs identified for the intervention and the tool of the
landscape to use; 7. Adequacy of land; 8. Sowing plant material; 12. Replacement of dead plant material; 13. Monitoring of the intervened area during 3 years; 14. Monitoring compliance with the action.

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Adoption of green public areas for Maintenance and Recuperation - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year: 2000
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The city of Santiago de Cali, decided to implement more green areas around the city. The project, started in 2005 and is being carried out by the DAGMA (Administrative Department of Environmental Management), along with different private and public institutions and ONG`s, as well as communities. The project has intervened 75 areas and a total of 405.000 m2. It has been effective and beneficial for many sectors, including tax reduction and publicity for a host of companies. These areas also allow entertainment and recreation, and become environmental strategic points, which avoid direct effect of radiation, reduction of CO2 emissions, embellishment of landscapes, provide habitat to fauna, and improve life conditions of the citizens. The initiative contributes to the city safety as well because these areas become places for community integration instead of crime scenarios.

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Protection and restoration of water producing areas under the Pay-for-Service scheme Environmental (PSA). - Municipality of Santiago de Cali
  • Start year:
  • Type: Organizational / Governance
  • Status: Planning phase

It is a short-term measure that seeks to recover, protect, conserve and ensure water regulation in order to avoid shortages of the water resource or the reduction of the ecological flow in the dry seasons in the urban zone and rural of the municipality of Santiago de Cali, through a scheme of payment for environmental services.

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Inventories
Community inventories

The Municipality of Santiago de Cali has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2011. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2011, the are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Municipality of Santiago de Cali
GHG inventory in 2011
Government operations inventory

The Municipality of Santiago de Cali has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Transport and Industrial process and product use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Municipality of Santiago de Cali
GHG inventory in 2012

Mayor Maurice Armitage Cadavid
Municipality of Santiago de Cali, Colombia

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Initiative

Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016
Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-2015
Earth Hour City Challenge

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
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