Creating Capacities

During the whole process of implementation of the project, there was a transversal component of COMMUNICATION, which included creating and/or strengthening knowledge exchange networks between the municipal governments and other actors involved at local and regional levels, contributing to the process of public awareness-raising on mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Equally, the objective of the project was to create capacities in the municipal government staff in order for them to be able to continue with the carbon footprint and water footprint evaluations for the cities and municipal governments. To this end, the project trained the personnel that will be responsible for this evaluation in future years.

These trainings were carried out by the carbon and water footprint specialists of Servicios Ambientales S.A., with support material prepared by the same technical team.

Evaluation Manuals

These manuals describe how each of the footprint calculation tools works in a simple and easy-to-understand way, and also include a description of the information gathering and processing procedure.


Evaluation Tools



Training Workshops

Lima Training Workshop

The workshop was given to the staff of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, in the installations of the institution. The training was given to the staff of the Environment Office, SERPAR, Green Schools and other municipal entities that will be responsible for evaluating the footprints in future years.

Quito Training Workshop

The training sessions were carried out in the offices of FONAG in Quito, with the attendance of municipal staff from the metropolitan district of Quito, TESALIA, Quito Electrical Company, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment and Water and other organisations that will be involved in the footprint studies in future years.

La Paz Training Workshop

The workshop was carried out with staff of the environmental management and general administration areas of the Municipal Government of La Paz, given that they will form the team for the evaluation of the city and municipal government footprints. During the training, the information collection process was explained in detail and doubts around the use of the tools were resolved.