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Area: 202 km organized in building, expanding both the BRT and the subway network, encouraging sustainable
48 neighborhoods in mobility as defning pedestrian priority streets and promoting the use of bicycles.
15 communities The city is also working hard on measures to reduce municipal solid waste disposal
by promoting responsible consumption, strengthening separate collection while
Stable Population: 2,891,082 increasing the capacity of waste treatment and recovery recyclables.
Commuters: 3,200,000
In terms of Adaptation, the biggest challenge for the city now lies in the increase of
Number of Vehicles 1,022,000 cars temperature levels as well as the increased frequency and intensity of extreme storms
in the City: and rain events.
Bus Fleet: 9,700
To reduce vulnerability and risk of its inhabitants, the strategy includes the addition
Subway Network: 6 lines, 55 km of a permanent meteorological monitoring network, the maintenance of the rainfall
BRT Network: 12.5 km ( 25.5 km in drainage system, the increase of green space, the use of lakes as food buffers, the
construction stage) relocation of settlements in vulnerable areas, and an important Hydraulic Plan in order
Bike Lane Extension: 100 km to prevent foods on the largest basin of the city; as well as the recent creation of an
Emergency Response Center, designed with the latest technology allowing the city to
MSW: 1,3kg/inhabitant/day coordinate a rapid and integrated response in case of a disaster situation.
International Networking
Bearing in mind the importance of local initiatives to tackle climate change, while
understanding the need to go beyond this frst step, the government strongly believes
that the City has passed the Climate Change Act in in the strength of city networking.
September 2011, an action that confrms the decision of
this government to grant climate change the importance In this framework, the city is a member of the C40 group, encourages information
it deserves, thus transforming it into a real and disclosure and transparency through the Carbon Disclosure Project and Carbonn
crossdisciplinary state policy”. registry and is part of the group testing the Global Protocol for Communities. Stressing
the importance of fostering city partnerships, in June 2012 during the Rio+20
Adaptation and mitigation conference, the Mayor signed along with their counterparts from Mexico City and San
The city is currently undertaking different actions in Pablo a joint statement showing the commitment of its leaders towards the challenges
order to reduce GHG emissions and reduce risk and of global change. The city also participated in a preliminary stage of the World Bank
vulnerability. Mayors Task Force initiative so as to strengthen the Urban Risk Assessment.
In this framework, the government is measuring the way
we use the energy in public buildings, introducing more
effcient street lighting technology, promoting effcient
design and construction, incorporating renewable
energy sources in the Environmental Protection Agency

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