CONFERENCE TOPICS – Integration of climate change in EIA, SEA, environmental and social management plans, and regional and project planning – Revised IA baselines integrating climate change data, uncertainties, and impacts – Adaptation and resilience from developed and developing countries – Climate finance and risk management – Major infrastructures adaptation measures and risk assessment – Capacity building transfer and communication about climate change to decision makers and different stakeholders – Climate change impact on policies, legislation, regulations, and “climate justice” – Climate change compensation and reduction/carbon capture and storage, market, and pricing – IAIA’s role in “climate smart(er)” impact assessment and the future – Climate change, extreme events, and impact assessment
IAIA 2017 – Paper
Monitoring System of Greenhouse Gases Emissions Project in Rio de Janeiro Municipality
Presenting Author: Ivan Carlos Maglio. Coauthor(s): Eduardo Alves Neder, Leonardo Machado Maglio and Iara Verocai
The Rio de Janeiro municipal government has set Climate Change as a priority. The aim is the consideration of global warming issues in the context of urban planning for defining actions and measures to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions in the city.
In 2011 the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Municipal Policy has been implemented by the Municipal Environmental Secretariat (SMAC), which has required every four years updates of the municipal GHG emissions Inventory (2005 has been the monitoring base year) and the definition of emissions reduction targets.
After performing three gas emission inventories, Rio de Janeiro municipal government has developed a project with the support of the World Bank, for designing and operating a Web System on GHG Emission Monitoring and executing the 4th Inventory based on data collected in 2016.
The project also aims at capacity-building and staff training in order to maintain and update inventories of GHG emission, implement measures to reduce them, and elaborate mitigation, adaption and resilience measures on climate change effects.
This paper presents the fundamentals that helped devising the monitoring system framework and the possible system outputs. It also shows the benefits that other cities could obtain by implementing this type solution to help their countries to reach the Paris Agreement reducing targets.