Success stories

Celsia reinforces its commitment to sustainability

Celsia continues to consolidate its commitment to sustainability, seeking a balance between economic profitability, social inclusion and respect for the environment. With the objective of leading sustainability initiatives in the Latin American energy sector, Celsia remains concerned about the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and the availability of natural resources. Celsia, an energy…


The Life Clinomics Project: Improved territorial resilience to climate change

Together, the Montseny Biosphere Reserve and Alt Penedès District Council are working to foster the resilience of local Mediterranean organizations in the Life Clinomics project. To do so, they have calculated their vulnerability indicators and have begun to develop plans to adapt to climate change. These two organizations, together with the Consortium for Environmental Policies of Terres de…


Costa Rica launches actions agreed in the Paris Treaty

The government of Costa Rica is working to put into effect the agreements adopted in the Paris Treaty by means of a roadmap that will lead to the achievement of the goals set out in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This roadmap has been financed by the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), through its NDC Invest programme. NDC Invest enables countries in the IDB’s sphere to…


EnergyMetre: An App to optimise energy efficiency in buildings

Lavola has designed and developed the EnergyMetre App. The application is a prototype aiming to enhance energy efficiency in buildings through user’s behaviour to save energy. This app sits as an interface between the user and the building. Based on the characteristics of the building and the user’s energy demand, the App gathers data aiming at maximising energy efficiency, with a particular…


Urban Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency programme in he southern countries of the Mediterranean region

The objective of the project is to promote the development of a low carbon society through the implementation of energy efficiency projects and renewable energies in the southern Mediterranean countries, particularly: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Gaza / West Bank. In this sense, the study analyzes the need and feasibility of implementing a technical and financial…


“We share a common future” - Barcelona's Metropolitan Area Educating for Sustainability Programme

“We share a common future” is a Barcelona Metro Area initiative that aims to raise environmental awareness among citizens, with a particular interest in students and teachers. The Education for Sustainability Programme has been carried out by Lavola since 1994. Since then, Lavola has participated in the evolution and growth of the programme. In the  2017-2018 edition,  Lavola is managing the…


Innovation prizes in financing for water distribution

Lavola supported the Dreampipe Challenge II by sending its water and environment expert, Aytor Naranjo, to carry out the endline performance verification at two water utilities participating in the competition, namely, Nkana Water & Sewerage Company in Kitwe (Zambia) and Lilongwe Water Board in Malawi. The Dreampipe II Prize Challenge is one of the challenges included within Ideas to Impact…


Sustainable planning of 3 cities of Colombia

Lavola Colombia, in consortium with the Foundation for Climate Research (FIC), has carried out a greenhouse gases inventory, roadmap and mitigation assessment, as well as the vulnerability risk analysis and urban growth planning for the cities of Popayán and Sincelejo-Corozal, Colombia. The project is part of the “Emerging Sustainable Cities” Programme funded  by the Inter-American Development…


The Province of Buenos Aires strengthens its solid waste management

Lavola supported  the Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan of the Municipalities of Matanza-Riachuelo River Basin (ACUMAR) in the Province of Buenos Aires. This project has provided  ACUMAR’s River Basin Authorityan assessment of the current solid waste collection service in 14 municipalities as well as  the design of an improved new collection service. This will serve as the basis for the…


Catalonia and Balearic Islands´ climate change vulnerability assessment

Lavola is leading the Catalonia and Balearic Islands’ climate change vulnerability assessment. The project is funded by Fundación Biodiversidad, a Spanish biodiversity foundation that is part of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The project aims to replicate in the Balearic Islands a methodology developed in collaboration with the Catalan Office of Climate Change. A total…