Municipality of Sorocaba

Brazil Mayor: José Crespo
Summary
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    Population 652481
  • km 2
    Area 449.0
  • BRL
    GDP 19 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by Reduce 20% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Municipality of Sorocaba

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

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  • The Municipality of Sorocaba has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 20% by 2030 compared to 2012 emission level.

 

    Actions
    FEIRA ORGÂNICA E DE TRANSIÇÃO AGROECOLÓGICA DE SOROCABA - Municipality of Sorocaba
    • Start year:
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

    Espaço promovido pelo poder público, por meio da capacitação de produtores de produtos orgânicos da região para a venda direta ao consumidor, permitindo melhores condições de venda ao produtor e disponibilizando espaços para a venda de ogânicos. Iniciada em 2013, foi reestruturada em 2016, como Feira do Produtor.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Transport
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    Encouraging the use of vehicles with an alternative energy source - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Under construction / set up

    LAW No. 11.493, OF MARCH 1, 2017, establishes a Municipal Policy of Incentive to the use of electric cars or moved to hydrogen, and gives other measures. According to this policy, the Municipality of Sorocaba will encourage the use of automotive vehicles powered by electric power or hydrogen, vehicles powered by electric power or hydrogen powered exclusively by fuels and also so-called "hybrid vehicles" driven with combustion engines and also with electric motors or hydrogen. The incentive to use the vehicles can be conferred by the Municipal Government for the return of the freight quota of the IPVA, collected by the Municipality due to the taxation on the vehicles. The benefit of full return of the IPVA freight quota in respect of the Municipality according to restricted to the 05 (five) first years of taxation incident on the good (vehicle). Urbes, a public company that manages Transit and Transports, publishes semi-annually listing of vehicle models and using them from the benefits provided in this Law. This law is in regulation.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    Plantios Sociais - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: Completed

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    • Transport
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    Master Plan for Urban Transport and Mobility - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Strategy / Policy
    • Status: Completed

    The Sorocaba Urban Transport and Mobility Master Plan (PDTUM) is a basic tool for planning and managing the city's transportation and circulation system, and should guide, within a medium- and long-term perspective, public investments and public / private partnerships in the urban transportation sector, in order to obtain a better cost / benefit ratio for users.
    Incorporating urban mobility into the Master Plan is to prioritize mobility of people, not just vehicles, in broader transport and circulation policies, broad and democratic access to urban space and non-motorized means of transport.
    The PDTUM defines clearly and based on the scientific methodologies and procedures of urban transport planning the guidelines and principles of sustainable urban mobility, the preliminary conception of immediate, medium and long-term actions that aim to guide the further elaboration of studies and projects aimed at providing broad and democratic access to urban space, through the prioritization of non-motorized and collective modes of transport, in an effective way, focused mainly on people.
    Finally, the major objective will be to prioritize the citizen in the fulfillment of his / her wishes and needs, improving the general conditions of displacement in urban areas.

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    • Transport
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    FEIRA ORGÂNICA E DE TRANSIÇÃO AGROECOLÓGICA DE SOROCABA - Municipality of Sorocaba
    • Start year:
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

    Espaço promovido pelo poder público, por meio da capacitação de produtores de produtos orgânicos da região para a venda direta ao consumidor, permitindo melhores condições de venda ao produtor e disponibilizando espaços para a venda de ogânicos. Iniciada em 2013, foi reestruturada em 2016, como Feira do Produtor.

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    Carona Solidária - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

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    Sectors:
    • Mobility
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    Afforestation - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Afforestarion program. To improve and expand urban planting, Sorocaba City Hall has created new public spaces such as parks and squares, as well as trees that are planted around public facilities. These places integrate in a more harmonious way to the urban landscape, value the neighborhoods and offer spaces of coexistence, leisure and practice of physical activities. It is important to emphasize that the process of afforestation of the municipality is in line with the Master Plan for Territorial Physical Development, established by Law nr. 7.122 / 04, revised by Law nr. 8.181 / 07. This Plan highlights the importance of conservation units as follows. In Chapter 1, Article 2, the main social functions of urban development planning are described

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    Integrabike - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Integrabike is the bicycle sharing system of the city of Sorocaba. Available to anyone who has any of the Municipal Transportation Cards, it allows the integration of modalities. The user, over 18 years of age, can register through the website, in the units of the Citizens' Homes and in Urbes Attendance Terminals. An initiative of the Municipality of Sorocaba through Urbes - Transit and Transport to facilitate their movement from one point to another of the city and increase their quality of life. To get access is easy: just use the Transport Card to remove your bike WITHOUT PAYING NOTHING. The card continues to operate normally on buses. Sorocaba reached more than 120 kilometers of cycle path that cut the city from East to West and from North to South, with predominance in the North Zone of the city. The system has 25 stations spread throughout the city, adding 200 bicycles available to the population.

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    Sectors:
    • Mobility
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    Intermodal Chalenge - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Assessment/Research
    • Status: Completed

    What is the most efficient way to travel around the city? This is the reflection that proposes the Intermodal Challenge, an event held annually in Sorocaba. The activity proposes a reflection on society regarding urban mobility and is carried out by the Municipality of Sorocaba, through Urbes - Transit and Transportation. The event is not a competition. It serves as a research to evaluate the performance of the six types of modes of travel (walking, cycling, motorcycle, automobile, taxi and public transport), which will leave four points of the city to measure which one can move more efficiently in the city and reach the final meeting point of this action. The proposal of the challenge, as it happens in several cities of the world, is to awaken in the people the interest by means of transport that are not the motorized individual. In this challenge is compared the efficiency of the modalities considering time of displacement, financial cost, energy consumption and emission of pollutants of the different modes of transportation. In the last edition, which took place in November 2016, the bicycle was the first means of transportation to fulfill the 3.5 kilometer route proposed by the Intermodal Challenge 2016. In this way, the bicycle showed for the fourth consecutive time to be the most efficient mode in the city . The second participant to arrive at the meeting point of the Challenge was a motorcyclist. Already the third volunteer to arrive was a frequent cyclist. The time computed in the Intermodal Challenge takes into account the complete displacement of the person, including the time used for modal parking, in the case of motorcycle and car, for example. All traffic rules (Brazilian Traffic Code - CTB) must be respected on the commutes. All 36 people will be committed to this challenge, distributed as follows: 4 elderly pedestrians; 4 pedestrians walking frequently; 4 pedestrians walking eventually; 4 motorcyclists; 4 car drivers; 4 passengers to taxi; 4 passengers for urban public transportation; 4 occasional cyclists; and 4 frequent cyclists.

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    Sectors:
    • Mobility
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    A3P Sorocaba - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    Implantation in Sorocaba, of the Federal Government's Environmental Agenda in Public Administration (A3P), aiming to incorporate sustainability issues into the city's own functioning. It includes actions related to energy efficiency, rational use of water, sustainable purchases, among others.

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    Hibrid Taxis - Municipality of Sorocaba
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The Municipality of Sorocaba, through Urbes - Trânsito and Transportes, presented in this in 2016 part of the new fleet of taxis to the city, which now has, for the first time in history, hybrid electric vehicles to attend passengers. This is the second fleet of taxis of this type in the country, pointing to Sorocaba as a city once again a pioneer in seeking sustainability. The rate charged for the service is the same as the regular taxi.
    Of the total number of new vehicles in the fleet of taxis, nine are electric hybrids. Sorocaba currently has a fleet of 333 taxis available to the population.
    The new taxis were included in the fleet in the first quarter of 2016 through a call for proposals open to the interested population. There were lots of vacancies for individuals and companies. The entire procedure for drawing lots, both for individuals and for legal entities, took place transparently and efficiently.

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    Inventories
    Community inventories

    The Municipality of Sorocaba has reported 3 Community emission inventories, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Transport, Stationary energy and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Municipality of Sorocaba
    GHG inventory in 2015
    Government operations inventory

    The Municipality of Sorocaba has reported 2 government operational inventories, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Transport, Waste management and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Municipality of Sorocaba
    GHG inventory in 2012

    Mayor José Crespo
    Municipality of Sorocaba, Brazil

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    Initiative

    Urban-LEDS
    Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
    Transformative Action Program
    Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
    Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016
    OPCC 2017 Registered Cities
    Earth Hour City Challenge

    Status of compliance

    Compact of Mayors
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