Presentation on theme: "Montevideo Towards territorial climate change and sustainability strategies “ International Symposium on Sustainable Cities” Incheon, Republic of Korea."— Presentation transcript:
Montevideo Towards territorial climate change and sustainability strategies “ International Symposium on Sustainable Cities” Incheon, Republic of Korea 26-28 September 2013
Montevideo (Uruguay) Area: Uruguay 176.215 Km 2 Montevideo 530 Km 2 (0.3% of total area) Population: Uruguay 3.163.700 inhab. Montevideo 1.344.800 inhab. (43% of the national population) Altitude and geography: maximum 134 m and 30 km of urban coast
High vulnerability to Climate Change Informal settlements in risk areas. Vulnerable population affected by extreme events. Coastal vulnerability (sea level rise, extreme events, salt- water intrusion). Infrastructure damages and sand-beach erosion, heavy storms. Water resource vulnerability. Increasing social fragmentation and concentration of high vulnerability agriculture producers in peripheral rural areas. Vulnerability in food security. Wetlands and other ecosystems with high vulnerability. GHG emissions profile different from country (70% of Uruguay’s CO2 emissions)
Participation in the Territorial Approach to Climate Change Initiative (TACC Uruguay) Territorial scope: Metropolitan Region Departments of Canelones, Montevideo and San José 1st project of the UNDP - UNEP global initiative called “Towards Carbon Neutral and Climate Change Resilient Territories”. Project Period: 2009 - 2012
The Metropolitan Climate Action Plan is the first experience of climate change planning at the subnational level in Uruguay. Participatory process Multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral Territorial approach Capacity building The methodological approach used addresses climate change as a sustainable development issue. The Plan synthesizes a 3-years process of participatory planning with experts, citizens and local stakeholders.
2. Preparation of Climate Change Profiles & Scenarios Local GHG Emission Inventory Downscaled 10 IPCC Models at SRES A2 and B1 present, 2046-2065 and 2081- 2100
3. Identification of Mitigation & Adaptation Options. Montevideo Working Group + 500 identified actions 80 actions 25 strategies 6 development sectors
Impact maps as a tool for identification of strategic guidelines & projects.
4. Prioritizing actions and climate financing needs
5. Prepare comprehensive low-carbon & climate change resilient roadmap Montevideo Climate Plan & Metropolitan Climate Plan
Example of strategies applied to Built Environment & Health Sector HS1 Sustainable management of the urban hidrologic cycle. HS2 Sustainable sanitation system for prevention of waterborne diseases. HS3 Community strategies for risk management. HS4Reduction of GHG emissions from waste management. HS5Reduction of residential and commercial GHG emissions. HS6Increased control of vector borne diseases. HS7 Reduction of human health threats due to temperature variability. HS8 Local capacity- building in human health care.
Montevideo Sustainable Program Participation in the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (IADB) Rapid assessment of Montevideo ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE CHANGE URBAN SUSTAINABILITY FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY & GOVERNANCE WATER SANITATION SOLID WASTES ENERGY AIR QUALITY GREENHOUSE GASES NOISE VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS LAND USE URBAN INEQUALITY TRANSPORTATION COMPETITIVENESS EMPLOYMENT CONNECTIVITY EDUCATION SECURITY HEALTH PARTICIPATORY MANAGEMENT MODERN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT TRANSPARENCY TAX AND FINANCIAL AUTONOMY EXPENDITURE MANAGEMENT DEBT
Priority areas for intervention Floods and Climate Change Montevideo Sustainable Program Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative
Poverty and informal settlements (slums) Montevideo Sustainable Program Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative
Main Challenges in Montevideo Indicators in critical areas of Montevideo URBAN INEQUALIITY SECURITY SOLID WASTES TRANSPORTATION EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT WATER AND SANITATION URBAN INEQUALITY SECURITY SOLID WASTES TRANSPORTATION EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT WATER AND SANITATION Rapid territorial assessment “City within a City”: critical social areas with high infraestructure deficiencies, socio-spatial fragmentation and poverty.
Identifying solutions: Integrated actions Montevideo Sustainable Program Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (IADB) Example: Casavalle (VIDEO)
Building a sustainable Montevideo Multidisciplinary Integrated Strategic Actions with a Territorial Approach
Thank you for your attention! GABRIELLA FEOLA Director Environmental Quality and Control Services Government of Montevideo firstname.lastname@example.org