Dolores Municipality, the province of Buenos Aires, has finished with the process of elaboration of greenhouse gas inventories of the years 2014-2016.


The results of the Inventory for 2014 were:

Total emissions in 2014: 457.009,96 tCO2e. These include CO2, CH4, N2O.

They correspond to:

•         70,13% Agriculture, forestry and other land use. Dolores is characterised by intensive agricultural and livestock practices. In 2014 the significant ones were breeding of lactating cows, steers and heifers, bulls and calves, sheep and pigs. In respect to agriculture, its 7.880 cultivated hectares are divided between sunflowers, soybeans, corn and wheat.

•         16,36% Transportation. The emissions of this sector come from the total amount of private vehicles. To calculate this, the method of fuel sales method hasn’t been used.

•         11,20% Stationary Energy. These emissions come from the electric energy, bottled gas, wood and coal in the residential, commercial, municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors. The major part of these emissions, 64%, comes from the residential sector.

•         2,31% Residues. The municipality produced 8736 tonnes of solid residues in 2014 that had been disposed in a not very deep landfill within the limits of the municipality. In Dolores neither biological treatment nor incineration is used, 68% of the population uses sewers that treat their effluents in 2 metre deep ponds, 20% has cesspits with septic tanks and the remaining 12%  count with the cesspits without septic tanks.

In relation to the national and world level, the emissions per capita are significantly above the average range, this is due to the reduced amount of inhabitants in the municipality and high level of breeding activity. The emissions from all of these consumptions are divided between the few and the average emissions per capita increase.

Translator: Victoria Yuzova