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1 THE ENVIRONMENTAL BALANCE As Aalborg commitments monitoring tool Paola Poggipollini Comune di Ferrara UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

2 132.471 inhabitants 404.35 km 2 :13% urbanised-52% protected The economy is made up with: 64% Business and services 18% Industries and SME: 4 EMAS, 15 ISO14001 18% agriculture 17.000 students at university Citizens’ actions for the environment: 26% of journeys by bicycle - 3% by bus 5.3ha is the ecological footprint of her inhabitants 7.19 ton/year is the CO 2 -emission for inhabitant (assessment 2002) 25.000 eq./in. heat by renewable energy Public Administration: 1.300 workers are employed in the Local Authority Ferrara: General Overview

3 CLEAR eco Budget Method Environmental Accounting Accountability and Reporting System ecoBudget Method Environmental Budgeting Contents Identification of environmental competences Definition of policies Integration with the Action Plan - Agenda21 (wishes of stakeholders) Physical Accounts Plan (Financial Accounts) Contents Matching between natural resources and environmental competences Definition of indicators / short term and medium term targets Master Budget and the Budget Balance (Investments Plan) The heritage “environment” (the indicators that show the environmental richness of the municipality) Benefits / interests of environmental policies Integration Clear/Ecobudget

4 Environmen- tal Competence Natural Resources IndicatorsDefinitionUnit Reference Value (2004) Short Term Target 2005 Value 2005 Middle Term Target (year) Situation (population 2004 131.907) Green Public Areas Soil Green surface per inhabitants Public Green Areas in square metres per inhabitants (total) SM/in.32,5932,4236,40 32,38 (2005) A new Municipal Structural Plan is going to be ratified Distance to middle term target +0,6%+0,1%+12,4% Sustainable Mobility Air Quality Concentration of benzene in the air Annual Average of Benzene Concentration μg/Nm34,24,93,7 5,0 (2010) Legal attention thresholds (10 μg/Nm3) are fully met Distance to middle term target +16 %+2%+26% Urban Development Soil Speed trend of urban growth Urbanised areas in square metres per year SM/year 169.577 (average 2001-04) 270.000164.741 (average 2001/05) 270.000 (average 2001-2005) The General Regulatory Plan does not allow an annual programme Distance to medium term target +37,2%-0%+39% Water Resources Water Drawing of drinking water Cubic meter of spring and surface water for making it drinkable CM/in.145,12150,00144,56 132 (2010) The trend of water consumption and drawings are decreasing Distance to medium term target -10 %-13,6 %-9,5 % Waste Raw Materials Waste Production Kg of Undifferentiat -ed Waste every week per inhabitants Kg/in./ week 8,999,078,67 9,76 (2005) The production of undifferentiated waste is decreasing. The total waste production is increasing Distance to middle term target +7,8%+7%+11%

5 1. Green Public Areas - Promote and increase biodiversity, and extend and care for designated nature areas and green spaces. (AC 3.3) - Improve soil quality, preserve ecologically productive land and promote sustainable agriculture and forestry.(AC 3.4) 2. Sustainable Mobility - Reduce the necessity for private motorised transport and promote attractive alternatives accessible to all. (AC 6.1) - Increase the share of journeys made by public transport, on foot and by bicycle. (AC 6.2) - Encourage transition to low-emission vehicles (AC 6.3) - Develop an integrated and sustainable urban mobility plan (AC 6.4 - Reduce the impact of transport on the environment and public health (AC 6.5) 3. Urban Development - Deliver integrated management towards sustainability, based on the precautionary principle and with regard to the forthcoming EU Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment (AC 2.2) - Re-use and regenerate derelict or disadvantaged areas. (AC 5.1) - Avoid urban sprawl by achieving appropriate urban densities and prioritising brownfield site over greenfield site development (AC 5.2) - Ensure the mixed use of buildings and developments with a good balance of jobs, housing and services, giving priority to residential use in city centres (AC 5.3) - Ensure appropriate conservation, renovation and use/re-use of our urban cultural heritage. (AC 5.4) - Apply requirements for sustainable design and construction and promote high quality architecture and building technologies (AC 5.5) - Develop and implement sustainability principles for the location of businesses.(AC 8.3) 4. Water Resources - Improve water quality, save water, and use water more efficiently (AC 3.2) 5. Waste- Avoid and reduce waste, and increase re-use and recycling (AC 4.1) - Manage and treat waste in accordance with best practice standards.(AC 4.2) Environmental budget as Aalborg Commitments monitoring tool

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