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Urban-LEDS project implementation: Brazil

The project Urban-LEDS is being implemented by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) in partnership with UN-Habitat. The responsible ICLEI Office dealing with Brazil is the ICLEI South America Secretariat (ICLEI SAMS).

After a call for Expression of Interest (EOIs) in which a total of fourteen cities in Brazil participated two Model Cities – Fortaleza and Recife and six Satellite Cities were selected to participate in the Urban-LEDS project. 

  • The national project launch took place at the II Meeting of Cities with Sustainable Development, organized by the Brazilian National Front of Mayors in Brasilia, Brazil in 23-25 April 2013, where the first agreements were signed by the city Mayors in the presence of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and several Ministers of State: mayors from the Brazilian Model Cities of Fortaleza and Recife, and the Satellite Cities of Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Sorocaba and Betim. [read more]
  • Agreements were signed with the eight cities selected.
  • Currently, the cities are updating their energy consumption inventories in order to prepare the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions profile and to analyse the potential low carbon actions to be integrated into city level activities.

National Project Advisory Group

A National Project Advisory Group (PAG) is being created to gather key national partners. Invited institutions include relevant national ministries, universities, partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private and financial sectors representatives and regional and national branches of international organizations.

The role of the PAG is to bring together relevant stakeholders as an expert group that provides practical and strategic advice to the Country Project team, for the effective implementation of the Urban-LEDS project.  Further, the intention is also to explore and optimize synergies with existing other initiatives, and to identify additional opportunities that through partnership can accelerate the urban low-emission growth paradigm.

National Project Advisory Group composition:

  • UN-Habitat – Latin America and Caribbean Office
  • European Union Delegation to Brazil (to be confirmed)
  • CB27
  • ANAMMA
  • National Front of Mayors (to be confirmed)
  • Brazilian Forum on Climate Change
  • Climate Change and Environmental Quality / Ministry of Environment
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • National Institute for Space Research / Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Department of Environment and Special Themes – Ministry for External Relations (to be confirmed)
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • WRI Brazil
  • Climate Observatory
  • WWF Brazil
  • Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development – CEBDS

Project resources

2015

Urban-LEDS Exhibition Poster of Belo Horizonte (2015)

Published: April 2015

Poster detailing the status of Low Emission Development progress in the project city as of March 2015. Exhibited at the ICLEI World Congress (Seoul, R. of Korea, 8-12 April 2015), and at the 2nd Urban-LEDS International City Networking Seminar (Bogor, Indonesia, May 2015).

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Urban-LEDS Exhibition Poster of Fortaleza (2015)

Published: April 2015

Poster detailing the status of Low Emission Development progress in the project city as of March 2015. Exhibited at the ICLEI World Congress (Seoul, R. of Korea, 8-12 April 2015), and at the 2nd Urban-LEDS International City Networking Seminar (Bogor, Indonesia, May 2015).

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Urban-LEDS Exhibition Poster of Porto Alegre (2015)

Published: April 2015

Poster detailing the status of Low Emission Development progress in the project city as of March 2015. Exhibited at the ICLEI World Congress (Seoul, R. of Korea, 8-12 April 2015), and at the 2nd Urban-LEDS International City Networking Seminar (Bogor, Indonesia, May 2015).

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Urban-LEDS Exhibition Poster of Recife (2015)

Published: April 2015

Poster detailing the status of Low Emission Development progress in the project city as of March 2015. Exhibited at the ICLEI World Congress (Seoul, R. of Korea, 8-12 April 2015), and at the 2nd Urban-LEDS International City Networking Seminar (Bogor, Indonesia, May 2015).

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Urban-LEDS Exhibition Poster of Rio de Janeiro (2015)

Published: April 2015

Poster detailing the status of Low Emission Development progress in the project city as of March 2015. Exhibited at the ICLEI World Congress (Seoul, R. of Korea, 8-12 April 2015), and at the 2nd Urban-LEDS International City Networking Seminar (Bogor, Indonesia, May 2015).

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Urban-LEDS Exhibition Poster of Sorocaba (2015)

Published: April 2015

Poster detailing the status of Low Emission Development progress in the project city as of March 2015. Exhibited at the ICLEI World Congress (Seoul, R. of Korea, 8-12 April 2015), and at the 2nd Urban-LEDS International City Networking Seminar (Bogor, Indonesia, May 2015).

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2014

LED actions in Recife

Published: December 2014 as part of the Cities in Action Brochure

Detailing the status of the implementation of LEDS in Recife as of December 2014. Featuring the City's first GHG inventory. 

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LED actions in Fortaleza

Published: December 2014 as part of the Cities in Action Brochure

Detailing the status of the implementation of LEDS in Fortaleza as of December 2014. Featuring the City's first GHG inventory. 

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2013

Urban-LEDS project city poster: Fortaleza

Published: November 2013

Poster detailing the status of the Urban-LEDS project in Fortaleza as of November 2013.  Created for the 1st Urban-LEDS International Networking Seminar, hosted 27-29 November 2013 by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

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Urban-LEDS project city poster: Recife

Published: November 2013

Poster detailing the status of the Urban-LEDS project in Recife as of November 2013.  Created for the 1st Urban-LEDS International Networking Seminar, hosted 27-29 November 2013 by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

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Urban-LEDS country factsheet: Brazil

Published: November 2013

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=33&v=GhmNUtsTFrE

Video from the PCR Sustainability Committee and Climate Change

Published: September 2013

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CcaU7Kf9YI

Flash is required!

Video from FNP TV on II EMDS: Authorities highlight the importance of Local Governments

Published: April 2013

Several authorities comment on the importance of the discussions during the II EMDS (Second Meeting of Municipalities for Sustainable Development), where mayors from all over Brazil met in Brasilia to discuss the key challenges faced by local governments.

Length: 2:02

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CcaU7Kf9YI

Brazil in numbers

Population

198,700,000 (2012)

Population density

23.3 hab/km2

% living in urban areas

74%

% living in poverty

8.5% (2012)

Human Development Index (HDI)

0.73 (2012)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita

11,339 USD (2012)

GINI index

54.7 (2009)

No. ICLEI Member local governments

26 (2013)

Primary energy sources distribution

Annual energy consumption

National GHG emissions

2,136 MtCO2e (2010)

Contribution to global GHG emissions

4.6% (2010)

International ranking as GHG emitter

18th (2009)

Governance structure

Local governments

5570 cities

Regional governments

61 Metropolitan regions, 26 states and 1 federal district (2012)

Key governmental institutes for local governments

Ministry of Cities

National associations for local governments

National Front of Mayors (FNP)

Climate action

Local climate action and energy legislation

National Policy on Climate Change

National climate initiatives for local governments

Climate Fund ( National Funding Program)

National GHG commitments

  • Voluntary target to reduce emissions growth by 36-39% below BAU levels by 2020 (estimated to bring down Brazil's emissions to 1994 levels)
  • Cut deforestation by 80% from historic levels by 2020

UNFCCC status

Signatory (4 June 1992)
Ratified (28 February 1994)

Kyoto Protocol status

Signatory (29 April 1998)
Ratified (23 August 2002)

Cities reporting to carbonn Climate Registry

 

  • Belo Horizonte
  • Betim
  • Contagem
  • Curitiba
  • Diadema
  • Fortaleza
  • Manaus
  • Porto Alegre
  • Recife
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sao Carlos
  • São Paulo
  • Sorocaba 

 

Mexico City Pact signatory cities

  • Belo Horizonte (21 November 2010)
  • Curitiba (21 November 2010)
  • Diadema (21 November 2010)
  • Manaus (21 November 2010)
  • Porto Alegre (21 November 2010)
  • Rio de Janeiro (21 November 2010)
  • Sao Paulo (21 November 2010)
  • Goiania (21 November 2011)
  • Contagem (17 June 2012)
  • Mariana (17 June 2012)
  • Sao Carlos (17 June 2012)
  • Jaboatão dos Guararapes (19 November 2012)

Durban Adaptation Charter signatory cities

  • Mariana (17 June 2012)