Quito’s Green Urban Network:         a local adaptation initiative              Carolina Zambrano-BarragánMetropolitan Dir...
Why Quito?
CC Impacts In Quito’s Metropolitan District                          Infrastructure                           Infrastructu...
Decisio-making under uncertainty• Flexible socio-institutional process• Knowledge generation and management• Portfolio of ...
Quito’s Environmental Agenda 2011-2016• Reduce vulnerability to CC by 20%• Reduce GHG emissions by 15%, in relation to  BA...
GREEN URBAN NETWORK- Projects                             2. Pichincha1. Green Corridors                            Volcan...
Green Urban Network    1.   Green Corridors       3. Urban Agriculture2. Pichincha´s Volcano Route   4. Green Roofs and   ...
Breakthroughs 2011Green corridors• 22 linear km reforested• 5000 citizens mobilized• 35 institutions participatedPichincha...
5-year planGreen corridors• Reforestation of 80 km of streets/avenues• Restoration of 10 km of ravines• Revitalization of ...
Total 5-year InvestmentTotal new investment: $ 12 056 000(Invested so far by MDMQ: $ 4 000 000)
Final considerations• Policy innovation• Basis for a new regulatory framework  (building code- incentives)• Local Environm...
Thank you! / Gracias!czambrano@quitoambiente.gob.ecwww.quitoambiente.gob.ec
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Quito Urban Green Network

  1. 1. Quito’s Green Urban Network: a local adaptation initiative Carolina Zambrano-BarragánMetropolitan Director of Environmental Policy and Planning Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito
  2. 2. Why Quito?
  3. 3. CC Impacts In Quito’s Metropolitan District Infrastructure Infrastructure Ecosystems and Energy Energy biodiversity More frequent More frequentGlacier retreat/ Glacier retreat/ Temperature Temperature Precipitation Precipitation and intense and intenseloss of paramos loss of paramos rise (+1.2°C) rise (+1.2°C) decrease (-8%) decrease (-8%) extreme weather extreme weather events events Health Drinking water provision Productive systems
  4. 4. Decisio-making under uncertainty• Flexible socio-institutional process• Knowledge generation and management• Portfolio of measures and options (including progressive investments and pilot projects)• Periodic monitoring of results and changes
  5. 5. Quito’s Environmental Agenda 2011-2016• Reduce vulnerability to CC by 20%• Reduce GHG emissions by 15%, in relation to BAU• Reach an urban green space index of 9m2/inhabitant• Reduce the ecological footprint by 20%, in relation to projected growth Quito’s Climate Change Strategy (2009) Quito’s Climate Action Plan (5 yr horizon)
  6. 6. GREEN URBAN NETWORK- Projects 2. Pichincha1. Green Corridors Volcano’s Route 4. Sustainable 3. Urban buildings and Green Agriculture Roofs
  7. 7. Green Urban Network 1. Green Corridors 3. Urban Agriculture2. Pichincha´s Volcano Route 4. Green Roofs and solar panels
  8. 8. Breakthroughs 2011Green corridors• 22 linear km reforested• 5000 citizens mobilized• 35 institutions participatedPichincha Volcano Route• Freedom and Humboldt Routes identified• 3 ha for camping and picnics• 20 km of paths marked• 3 buildings rescued for education purposesUrban agriculture (since 2005)• 65 microenterprises created/ 48 popular investment companies• 992 urban orchards/ 263 microgreenhouses• 16200 people trained• 13 biofairsGreen roofs and sustainable buildings• 1400 m2 of green roofs• 260 houses with solar water-heating systems• 8 municipal buildings w/ green roofs; 1 municipal pool w/ solar heating system
  9. 9. 5-year planGreen corridors• Reforestation of 80 km of streets/avenues• Restoration of 10 km of ravines• Revitalization of 20 neighborhood parksPichincha Volcano Route• Humboldt Route• Freedom Route• Urban agroforestry schoolUrban agriculture• Germoplasm and Seed Bank• 100 urban orchards• Micro-business and inclusive fairsGreen roofs and sustainable building• 30.000 m2 of green terraces, 220 solar panels• 3.000 water-heating solar panels and rainwater collection systems in public housing projects• Alternative energy in Transportation System’s Stations
  10. 10. Total 5-year InvestmentTotal new investment: $ 12 056 000(Invested so far by MDMQ: $ 4 000 000)
  11. 11. Final considerations• Policy innovation• Basis for a new regulatory framework (building code- incentives)• Local Environmental Trust fund for project funding• Replication potential (social housing projects)- basis for future development• Multiple benefits- green+ resilience+ social mobilization (Green volunteer program)
  12. 12. Thank you! / Gracias!czambrano@quitoambiente.gob.ecwww.quitoambiente.gob.ec
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