São Paulo’s goal for 2012 was to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 30% as measured by the 2003 GHG inventory. The inventory is part of the municipal policy to fight climate change and is important to illustrate detailed knowledge on emission sources, monitoring and planning of policies to reduce municipal emissions of these gases, and must undergo constant updating.

Ekos Brasil prepared the new inventory of anthropic emission and removal of greenhouse gases in the Municipality of São Paulo.


Objective: The new inventory shows the evolution of the municipality’s emissions, allowing climate change policy monitoring.

Activities: The basic methodology for the new inventory is approved by the United Nation’s intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which will allow a comparison of results with other cities in the world.

Partners: The activities were financed by the World Bank in favour of the Green Secretariat of the Municipality of São Paulo, with exclusive participation of Geolock and professors of the Astronomical and Geophysical Institute and the Polytechnic School of USP.

Results: In addition to data analysis of many kinds, the study contributed to the development of strategies that aimed to reduce greenhouse gas concentrations within the municipality. During this period, an increase in emissions was noted in São Paulo. In order for the city to comply with the current legislation, efforts will be needed to reduce the impacts caused mainly by the Energy sector, and seconded by the Waste Management sector.