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About Porto Alegre

About the City

Land area (km2)



1,409,351 (2010

Population growth rate

Percentage of the city's territory which is urban

Population density (hab / km2)

Rate of population density change over last decade




Main economic activity

Sector 2: Services

Community type

City municipality

About the Local Government

Official name

Prefeitura Municipal de Porto Alegre

Official name in English

Municipality of Porto Alegre

Number of municipal employees

Annual income in USD

Annual expenditure in USD

Mayor or senior elected representative

Municipal Commissioner or senior appointed representative

City vision and mission statement




Urban systems, infrastructures and services managed by the Local Government

ICLEI Membership


Member of regional/national/global initiatives

Original vision and practise

Description of relevant existing development policies

Current sustainability strategy and/or action plan


Description of sustainability policies in the local community

Case studies

Relevant past and current projects



Current review process of existing policies , plans, strategies and activities

At a glance

% with access to electricity

% with access to district heating

% with access to district cooling

% served by municipal water system

Water consumption per inhabitant

% served by municipal wastewater drainage system

% served by municipal solid waste collection system

Solid waste generation per inhabitant

% of municipal area served by separate waste collection for recycling

% living in informal settlements

Public transportation modes available

Modal split

Public transportation network coverage of urban area

Energy profile

Community's final energy consumption by economic sector according to GPC

Energy consumption per inhabitant

Percentage of local government operations of community final energy consumption

Local government operations of final energy consumption by sector of activity according to IEAP

Community final energy consumption evolution through time

Further information on energy profile

For more information on the city's GHG emission reporting, visit their profile on the carbonn Climate Registry.

Development of Porto Alegre's first Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) inventory

The City of Porto Alegre is in the process of completing its first GHG inventory in accordance with the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) under the Urban-LEDS project. This project is being implemented by ICLEI with the technical support of a consulting company and the Department of the Environment, which is responsible for assisting in the capacity building among all the actors involved.

Currently, the data collection phase is nearly complete. Following, this information including results, will be compiled, calculated and disseminated to relevant stakeholders.

For more information on the city's mitigation action reporting, visit their profile (page 2) on the carbonClimate Registry.



GCC tracking for Porto Alegre
Step I
Step II
Step III

GreenClimateCities methodology - Legend

GreenClimateCities Methodology - Porto Alegre