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ALICCIA - Integrated Management System: an innovative strategy at the municipal level for the policy and governance of climate change

LIFE08 ENV/E/000109


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Contact details:

Contact person: Agustín COSANO PRIETO
Tel: +34 954 552446
Fax: +34 954 550611
Email: esperanzasierraruiz@dipusevilla.es



Project description:

Background

Active policies are required in order to meet the new Kyoto Protocol targets (i.e., as of January 2009, EU countries have agreed to reduce their collective greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 8% from 1990 levels). In Spain, while there is overall consensus on the global need for action to combat change, there is less evidence yet that it has become a priority for action at a local level. This is set to change, following the creation of a Spanish ‘strategy against climate change’. City councils will play a leading role in changing priorities by implementing targeted measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change locally, and by raising awareness among citizens of the need for concerted action.


Objectives

The project’s overall aim was to help comply with the Kyoto Protocol targets by easing the management of all related climate change policies at a local level. Specifically, the project team would design and implement a provincial strategy for climate change. A control centre for climate change would be created. The centre would be responsible for capacity-building among relevant technicians and decision makers. It would be supported by an advisory board providing consultancy and assessment services throughout the project. A series of action plans to reduce greenhouse gases would also be implemented in four pilot municipalities, where a warning system (SAK) would be developed as a tool to control and manage the different variables that influence climate change locally. Data would be collected through fixed and mobile stations analysing air quality (including CO2 emissions). In parallel, public meetings, workshops and various awareness-raising activities would be organised. The project results would be disseminated to relevant organisations and administrators.


Results

Due to the austerity measures taken in Spain, the budget of the beneficiary (a local administration) was drastically cut. The beneficiary tried to find some alternative co-funding, but without success. For this reason, co-funding could not be ensured and the project was abandoned. As this happened at the very beginning of the project, there are no results to be reported.


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Environmental issues addressed:

Themes

Climate change Mitigation - GHG reduction in non EU ETS sectors
Climate change Adaptation - Resilient communities


Keywords

emission reduction‚  climate protection‚  greenhouse gas‚  air quality monitoring


Target EU Legislation

  • Climate Change & Energy efficicency
  • "Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Declaration Offici ...

Natura 2000 sites

Not applicable


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Beneficiaries:

Coordinator DIPUTACIÓN PROVINCIAL DE SEVILLA
Type of organisation Local authority
Description The Diputación Provincial de Sevilla is the regional authority responsible for Seville province with specific responsibility for environmental issues.
Partners None

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Project reference LIFE08 ENV/E/000109
Duration 01-JAN-2010 to 31-DEC -2012
Total budget 2,325,160.00 €
EU contribution 1,021,080.00 €
Project location Andalucía(España)

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