Emission inventory for GHG Rome
Topic of the practice
The City of Rome drew up an Action Plan, defining the actions to be implemented in order to reach the goal of a 6.5% reduction in CO2 emissions (as set for Italy by Kyoto Protocol ) by the year 2012, as compared to the quantity of emissions in the year 1990. This plan was based on: 1. Creating the City Action Plan on CO2 emission cuts, by assessing GHG emissions inventory from 1990 to 2012 2. Public awareness advertising to inform citizens. Involvement of the of the other EU Regions.
Good Practice Information
For “Italian Cities for Climate Protection” Campaign Rome realised emission balance of GHG for years 1994-2001, evaluating energy consumption and waste production through definition methods of emissions evaluating indicated by Kyoto Protocol. In 2004 Municipality of Rome subscribed new commitments (“Aalborg commitment”) that identify specific obligations and ways aimed to achieve the goals for a sustainable policies of territory; Municipality of Rome was engaged in realisation of an Action Plan for Municipality of Rome in order to achieve, during the period 2008-2012, a GHG emission reduction of 6,5% in comparison with those of 1990, where the Mobility Agency took care of the CO2 contribution from mobility sector.
The amount of energetic use and the GHG emission of the City of Rome for the period 1990-2012, was carried out using historic data and allowing identification of a reference scenario for 2012, through technical and normative information. It has to take into account both national and local laws and rules and company decisions, already activated or in activation. The evaluation of GHG emission reductions to achieve Kyoto goals for the City of Rome, 6,5% in comparison with the emissions of the City of Rome in 1990.The definition of an Action Plan for GHG emission reduction for achievement of Kyoto Protocol goals for the City of Rome was carried out and adopted by Rome City Council with Deliberation N° 72/09.
Evidence of success
As mentioned before, the GHG inventory methodology and the Action Plan to reach Kyoto Goals in the City of Rome was adopted by the City Council in 2009 and it is now operational with commitments to all Municipal sectors and controlled companies to be fulfilled. The cities of Bruxelles, Budapest, Dublin South, Helsinki, La Valletta, Ljubliana, Roma, Barcelona, Milano, Modena agreed this methodology and that the strategies of CO2 mitigation include an integrated approach to town planning, mobility, land use and environmental protection policies as well as the use of sustainable mobility (traffic reduction, public transport development, use of low emission fuels and vehicles), the sustainable building methods, techniques and materials and to develop the use and production of renewable energy, the adoption of good practices and sustainable lifestyles and education
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Roma Servizi per la Mobility - Rome Mobility Service
Annex completed on: 03-23-2011