7.654 (2021)
254 km2
2008: 27.038
2030: 14.871

Zlatna is located in Alba County, which belongs to the central part of Romania’s ‘Centru’ Development Region. The municipality encompasses an area of 254 km2 and is traversed by the Ampoi River. It comprises 19 settlements and has a total population of 7,674 inhabitants as per the 2021 census. This results in a population density of 30 inhabitants per km2.

By joining the ‘Covenant of Mayors’ initiative, the municipality of Zlatna has demonstrated its commitment to mitigating and adapting to climate change. Consequently, the Municipality of Zlatna has set a target of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030, while also enhancing its resilience to the adverse effects of climate change. To achieve these goals, the municipality will adopt measures to promote rational energy consumption and management at the local level. Additionally, the municipality recognizes the significance of energy efficiency and pledges to support and implement measures that facilitate the rational use of energy and adaptation to climate change.

The residential buildings sector is the largest contributor to the total CO2 emissions in the municipal area, accounting for 77.48% of the emissions. The transport sector follows with a share of 14.10%, while emissions from the public lighting sector are minimal, representing only 0.83% of the total. In the reference year of 2008, the observed sectors emitted a total of 27,038 tCO2.

The implementation of mitigation measures outlined in the SECAP will bring numerous benefits to the municipality. These measures will bolster the municipality’s capacity to cope with the adverse impacts of climate change, stimulate economic and social progress, enable the utilization of new financial mechanisms for implementing energy efficiency measures, and promote the use of RES to enhance the quality of life for all residents. To achieve the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030, a total of 53 mitigation measures have been defined. These measures primarily focus on energy efficiency and the use of RES in the buildings, transport, and public lighting sectors within the municipal area.

The SECAP was created by ALEA and supported by CEESEU project.

The entire document is available on the link below in Romanian language.

SECAP – Zlatna, Romania

The SECAP was implemented with the support of the CEESEU project. The CEESEU project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement GA: 892270.
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