Estimates of the Carbon Capture Potential in Urban Parks and Vehicle CO2 Emissions in Cuenca, Ecuador

María Elisa Muñoz, Edison Vásquez, Fredi Portilla

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Nowadays, the adverse effects of global warming are evident due to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, with urban areas being one of the areas that emits large amounts of CO2; however, urban trees act as an important sink for carbon within the city; so in this work, the estimates of the potential of carbon capture in 28 urban parks and vehicular CO2 emissions in Cuenca, in a study area comprising 64.51 ha. The non-destructive method is applied which, from the diameter to the chest height (DAP) and tree height, estimates carbon sequestration. The capture potential is 11,418.88 t and an average capture of 8.81 kg CO2/m2/year. On the other hand, the estimated CO2 emissions from fuel consumption in Cuenca were a total of 828.81 Gg of CO2. In reference to the economic valuation, in the compliance market, the SENDECO2 entity that pays $ 24.81 per ton of CO2 would generate an income of $ 283,302.5 and in the voluntary market an income of $ 229,176.93 with the CDM Gold Standard entity that pay $ 20.07 per ton. It is concluded that the 28 sampled parks can mitigate 1.37% of the total CO2 emissions emitted by the car park, demonstrating the importance of this environmental service and that the sale of carbon generates a relevant benefit, demonstrating the feasibility of carbon markets.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaCommunication, Smart Technologies and Innovation for Society - Proceedings of CITIS 2021
EditoresÁlvaro Rocha, Paulo Carlos López-López, Juan Pablo Salgado-Guerrero
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Páginas405-417
Número de páginas13
ISBN (versión impresa)9789811641251
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2022
Evento7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duración: 26 may. 202128 may. 2021

Serie de la publicación

NombreSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volumen252
ISSN (versión impresa)2190-3018
ISSN (versión digital)2190-3026

Conferencia

Conferencia7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021
CiudadVirtual, Online
Período26/05/2128/05/21

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