Vitoria-Gasteiz Plan against Climate Change 2010-2020. Executive Summary.
This document presents a strategy to achieve by 2020 a reduction in the emissions of precursors of greenhouse gases (GhG) and a mitigation of the effects caused by climate change through actions on energy efficiency and production. The starting point is the Covenant of Mayors.
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Framework and Objectives
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges humanity has to face in the XXI century. This document presents a strategy to achieve by 2020 a reduction in the emissions of precursors of greenhouse gases (GhG) and a mitigation of the effects caused by climate change through actions on energy efficiency and production.
The starting point is the Covenant of Mayors and the objectives to achieve are:
- Reduction of CO2eq emissions at least a 20% by 2020 compared to 2006 city emissions.
- Reduction of CO2eq emissions of municipal services and equipments at least a 30% compared to 2006 emissions.
General valuation of the actions
The Municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz currently emits 841.068 t CO2 per year regardless of the industry. Considering a trend scenario, in 2020 the municipality would emit 925.421 t CO2. If the proposed mitigation measures were implemented, 280.838 t CO2 per year would not be delivered. Also, if the actions to produce renewable energy are considered, 19.855 t CO2 would be saved. Sinks increase the CO2 sequestration in 2.558 tonnes, achieving storage of 163.104 t CO2. In short, even not considering the uptake of sinks, the full implementation of the plan would achieve savings of 463.797 t CO2in the 2020 T scenario, which means that in the 2020 R+P scenario GhG emissions would be reduced by 25,7% over the base scenario (BEI). Emissions per capita would reduce from 3,65 in the 2006 scenario to 2,44 t CO2/hab.
If Vitoria-Gasteiz focuses on the municipal competence areas, the reduction and production actions would save up to 56.0% of CO2 emissions.
Related Information on the Regions 202020 Website:
- Sustainable Energy Theme(s): Energy services (ESCOs, Building Performance Contracts, etc) : Renewable energy sources (RES) : Sustainable / Energy Efficient Buildings : Sustainable transport and mobility management
- Region(s)/Community(ies): ES: Euskadi - Basque Country : ES: Vitoria-Gasteiz
- Country(ies): Spain
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