4.968 (2022)
25 km2
2008: 24.494t
2030: 11.022t

The city of Abrud is situated in Alba County, which is located in the central part of Romania’s Centru Development Region. The municipality spans an area of 25 km2 and is traversed by the Abrud River. It includes five settlements (Abrud, Abrud-Sat, Gura Cornei, and Soharu), with a total population of 4,968 inhabitants according to the 2021 census. This results in a population density of 198 inhabitants per km2.

By joining the Covenant of Mayors, Abrud has expressed its commitment to contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Accordingly, Abrud has set a target of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030, while also increasing resilience to the negative effects of climate change. In pursuit of these goals, the municipality will adopt a rational approach to energy consumption and management at local level. Recognizing the importance of energy efficiency, the municipality will support and implement measures that promote the rational use of energy and adaptation to climate change.

The largest contribution to total CO2 emissions in the municipal area is attributed to the residential buildings sector, accounting for 81% of the emissions. It is followed by the transport sector, which contributes 9.52% to the total emissions. Emissions from the public lighting sector are nearly negligible, representing only 0.68% of the total. In the reference year of 2008, the observed sectors emitted a total of 24,494.00 tCO2.

The implementation of mitigation measures outlined in the SECAP will bring multiple benefits to the municipality. These measures will enhance the municipality’s capacity to address the harmful effects of climate change and seize opportunities for economic and social progress. Additionally, they will facilitate the adoption of new financial mechanisms to implement energy efficiency measures and promote the use of RES, ultimately improving the quality of life for all residents. A total of 38 mitigation measures have been defined with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030. These measures primarily focus on energy efficiency and the utilization 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 – Abrud, 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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