Work Areas

Diagnostics and Baselines

SASA develops inventories and baselines:

Carbon Footprint, or the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere     over a period.
Water Footprint, indicator of appropriation of freshwater resources
Ecological Footprint, indicator of environmental impact related to the ecological
    capacity of the Earth to regenerate its resources.

At different levels:

    1. Geographic (in countries, cities, districts/neighborhoods)
    2. Organizational (in public/private companies, organizations, associations, sectors)
    3. Processes and products (productive chains, lifecycle of materials and products)
    4. Events

With internationally recognized methodologies:

    Global Protocol for Community-Scale Green House Emmisions (GPC)
    International Standard ISO 14064. For Greenhouse Gases
    Evaluation Handbook of Water Footprint (Water Footprint Network)
    International Standard ISO 14046. Water Footprint. Principles, Requirements
       and Guidance
    Ecological Footprint Standards (Global Footprint Network)

Strategic Planification

The SASA teams designs and elaborates strategic plans:

    Reduction of Greenhouse gases emissions, or Carbon Footprint (mitigation)
    Better water resources management and reduction of the Water Footprint (adaptation)
    Risk management and vulnerability reduction

    Municipal Governments

Action Plans are developed in coordination with the direct beneficiary and are generally composed:

Implementation of projects

SASA supports the implementation of mitigation and adaptation projects through:

    The design of CDM (Clean Development Mechanisms) projects
    The elaboration of pre-feasibility and final design studies of sustainable management and efficient use of natural
       resources projects in the following areas:
            - Integrated water management
            - Energetic efficiency
            - Integrated solid waste management
            - Green corridors
            - Urban movility – ecoefficient transport
    The design of REDD+ projects in the region and advice on the issue of forests and climate change to countries that
       require it.
    Facilitating technology transfer and innovation among countries of the region and the world

Communication and diffusion

SASA develops strategies and communication and diffusion projects aimed at promoting active participation in the various sectors of society on issues related to climate change and sustainable development and resilient through:

    The design of online tools and applications for cell for measuring carbon footprint and water footprint at the level
            - Individuals
            - Schools
            - Municipal Governments
            - Cities by sector (industrial, residential, commercial)
            - Products and processes
    Creating opportunities for exchange of information, learned lessons and successful experiences among decision
       makers and key players in cities of LAC, service companies, technology providers, and funding sources

Creating capabilities

SASA Works creating and strengthening capabilities in National, Municipal Governments, and Private Sector in issues related to:

    Climate change and international context (negotiations between countries, role of cities and private sector,
        financing mechanisms, among others)
    Measurement of the Carbon Footprint, Water Footprint and Ecological Footprint.
    Estimation of potential emission reduction and efficient use of water in development projects in priority sectors
        (transport, water and sanitation, energy, waste, etc.)

Climate financing

    SASA takes steps to create synergies and links between institutions that require to implement projects of
        mitigation and / or adaptation and potential funders (private and international organizations)
    Provides advice to public and private institutions in terms of climate financing and implementation of innovative
        financing instruments
    Implements studies and academic publications on issues of climate finance
    Designs and develops compensation mechanisms for the Carbon Footprint and Water Footprint reduction, and
        supports its implementation

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