Rio de Janeiro

Brazil
Rio de Janeiro was one of the first to carry out an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions at a municipal scale in 2000.
I commit the City of Rio de Janeiro to deliver a GHG emissions neutral city by 2050.
- Mayor Crivella
I commit the City of Rio de Janeiro to begin implementing a climate action plan before 2020.
- Mayor Crivella

Emissions Reduction Target

80%
Baseline: 2005
by 2050

Waste Reduction Target

27%
by 2020

Emissions by Source

Transport 41%
Stationary 46%
Waste 13%

Electricity Mix

The City of Rio de Janeiro is the largest coastal city and the second largest economic center of Brazil, estimated to have 6.5 million inhabitants in 2016. Rio is also the most important and reputed touristic destination in the country, hosting large national and international events and playing a remarkable role in national politics, economy, culture, and institutions. The visual identity of Rio de Janeiro is strongly associated to its natural landscape including bays and forest massifs. For the same reason, the city presents a high degree of temporal and spatial variation in meteorological elements. Reaching heights superior to 1,000m, the massifs are probably the most determinant element in rainfall patterns, as they shape the penetration of sea winds into the hinterland and act as a physical barrier to rain clouds. Always aware about the beauty and challenges the nature brings to the city, Rio de Janeiro was one of the first to carry out an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions at a municipal scale in 2000. Since then, three inventories have already been prepared, and the last one was verified according to the GPC protocol in 2015. Emission reduction targets were defined and consolidated in the Municipal Law of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, approved in January 2011, which establishes a 20% reduction of emissions from 2005 to 2020. Already planning what to do after this period, the City Hall has also signed a commitment to develop a strategy for reducing emissions from 2020, aiming for neutrality by 2050.

Transoeste BRT

Ciclovía

Transcarioca BRT - Via Parque Station

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory of the City of Rio de Janeiro in 2012

The world has been watching the events taking place in Rio de Janeiro. The association of economic, social and historical factors has led to a period of great change. The opportunity to build a future based on sustainability, a priority for both the planet and civilization, must be seized.
Loading...