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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan in Salvador

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Promoting entity

Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador



Type of experience:

Participatory planning / Workshop/meeting for diagnosis, monitoring, etc. / Citizen initiative

Objective of the experience

The PMAMC has the following macro objectives:

- Mitigate the impacts of climate change in the relevant sectors of Salvador;

- Promote actions to control and reduce GHG emissions equitably;

- Map paths to neutralize GHG emissions by 2049;

- Share technology and information with the local technical staff to enable the implementation of the proposed actions;

- Encourage public and private investments to adopt sustainable practices;

- Incorporate the lens of resilience and climate justice into the Municipality's initiatives, programs and projects;

- Integrate issues related to climate change into economic and social development.

Territorial scope

The municipal territory

Thematic area

  • Environment/Climate change and/or urban agriculture
  • Governance
  • Urban management

The construction and publication of the Salvador Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan represents one of the facets of Salvador's commitment to climate change and its impacts. Since 2012, the city has been developing and implementing plans, policies and actions related to the climate vision. In this context, the PMAMC was founded, taking into account the existing planning and vision in Salvador. The creation of the Plan is part of initiative 46 of the Resilience Strategy of Salvador. For this reason, the creation of a solid mitigation and adaptation plan represents an important step towards promoting climate justice and social equity, by ensuring that the burden of climate change does not fall further on the population that is already in a situation of greater vulnerability and that notoriously contributes less to the climatic imbalance. The plan addresses the climate issue and, at the same time, advances issues of fairness and protection of human rights.

The creation of the Climate Action Plan had the macro objectives of promoting actions and measures to control and reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in an equitable manner, incorporating the lenses of resilience and climate justice in the initiatives, programs and projects implemented in the municipality and also integrate climate change issues in the economic and social development of the municipality, among other considerations of climate resilience, equitable development and climate justice. In Front 3, of Commitment and Participation, more than 1300 participations were made, which gave rise to more than 500 contributions. In order to design an adequate strategy, the mobilization objectives of each target audience were established (technicians from the secretariats of Salvador, the scientific community, organized civil society, the private sector, the population of Salvador, deputy mayors, and community leaders). The consultation process with society focused on building and detailing the structure of the guidelines. These guidelines determine the pillars of the Plan and, as its name indicates, guide the direction of actions and initiatives.

Regarding the monitoring and evaluation stage, with the aim of guaranteeing transparency, accessibility and the measurement of impacts in the different sectors, Salvador intends to establish a Management System for the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Policy, which It is directly related to the follow-up of the PMAMC and the mobilization of the main actors that will be responsible for its follow-up. The follow-up of the PMAMC will be carried out by a Committee defined in the legal instrument and through the follow-up of the implementation of the actions, they may be redefined and others created according to the progress obtained during the review. This balance will be systematized and published in the communication media of the Municipal Prefecture of Salvador so that it is accessible to the population of Salvador.

Regarding the results of the publication of the Plan, it began to guide new projects, priorities and associations for the public administration. Some have already been completed or are underway, defining the vision of the city's resilience based on a process of popular participation.

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