INSIDE STORY: Assessing carbon and water footprints in Andean cities: Comparative study of La Paz, Quito and Lima

Abstract

The first phase of the project ‘Carbon and water footprinting in three Andean Cities: La Paz, Quito, Lima’ (the Cities Footprint Project) was co-sponsored by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), facilitated by Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano and implemented by the Bolivian consultancy Servicios Ambientales. Once the footprints of the three cities and their municipal governments were assessed during the project, the municipalities prepared action plans and pilot projects to tackle the most critical issues. This comparative Inside Story illustrates the challenges, enabling factors, lessons learned and implications for climate compatible development derived from the implementation of the Cities Footprint Project, emphasising the common aspects and main differences of the experience in these Andean cities. The project is continuing into a second phase.

Citation

Rodríguez Tejerina, M. INSIDE STORY: Assessing carbon and water footprints in Andean cities: Comparative study of La Paz, Quito and Lima. CDKN, UK (2015) 12 pp.

INSIDE STORY: Assessing carbon and water footprints in Andean cities: Comparative study of La Paz, Quito and Lima

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