3.654 (2021)
79 km2
2008: 17.749t
2030: 7.987t

Baia de Arieș is located in Alba County, which is situated in the central part of Romania’s ‘Centru’ Development Region. The municipality spans an area of 79 km2 and is traversed by the Arieș River. It comprises 6 settlements (Baia de Arieș, Brăzești, Cioara de Sus, Muncelu, Sartăș, and Simulești) with a total of 3,654 inhabitants according to the 2021 census. This results in a population density of 46 inhabitants per km2.

By becoming a part of the Covenant of Mayors, Baia de Arieș has shown its dedication to making substantial contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Considering this resolute commitment, the Municipality of Baia de Arieș has established a strong objective: the reduction of CO2 emissions by no less than 40% by the year 2030, concurrently fighting against the adverse impacts of climate change. According to these aspirations, the municipality will rationally use and manage energy consumption at local level. Furthermore, recognizing the importance of energy efficiency, the municipality will execute comprehensive measures such as rational use of energy, adaptation to climate change.

The residential buildings sector accounts for the largest share of total CO2 emissions in the municipal area, contributing 88.75% of the emissions. It is followed by the transport sector with 6.16% and the public lighting sector with a negligible 0.94% of the total emissions. In the reference year of 2008, the observed sectors emitted a total of 17,749 tCO2.

The implementation of mitigation measures outlined in the SECAP will bring multiple benefits. These measures will strengthen the municipality’s capacity to address the harmful effects of climate change and capitalize on opportunities for economic and social progress. 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 47 mitigation measures have been defined with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030. These measures 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 – Baia de Aries, 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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