Footprint Management

The City Footprints Project has developed the “Footprints Management Cycle” that starts with the diagnosis of the current situation of the municipal governments and the cities through the evaluation of the carbon and water footprints, which then serve as a base from which to predict short, medium and long term emissions scenarios both without reductions and with reductions. A portfolio of projects for reducing both footprints at city level is subsequently developed, including a cost-benefit analysis of the planned measures, thus enabling a range of reduction goals to be defined. This in turn helps promote the transition to the implementation phase under the responsibility of the relevant organisations of each city.

This cycle returns to the diagnosis stage with the aim of periodically evaluating the effectiveness of the footprint reductions of the implemented projects as well as proposing new reduction scenarios and goals.