The climate change policies developed by the Andalusian Government have achieved recognition from the European Union and the proof of this is the visit made by the representatives of the regions of Italy, Poland, France and Finland in Andalusia in the content of Nacao European cooperation project (Nature-based Carbon Offsets).
The Ministry of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy is leading it The European project for the exchange of good practices in emission compensation between EU regions. This delegation will go to Andalusia to find out firsthand what the emission compensation projects are.
This program, made up of six countries, aims to exchange good practices and policies with other European governments in the development of environment-based solutions to offset diffuse greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, it contributes to the European Union’s Cohesion Policy by responding to development of climate change policies in the regiona touchstone for continuity.
In this regard, the Minister of Sustainability, Ramón Fernández-Pacheco, highlighted the commitment of the Andalusian Government, which works to reduce climate change in which Andalusia is particularly vulnerable. “The autonomous government is convinced that the only way is through green revolutionthe main axis of our political action”, he continued.
Likewise, Fernández-Pacheco detailed that the community has Andalusian Climate Plan, which was approved by Decree 234/2021 on October 13 and where among its goals is the reduction of 41% of greenhouse gases. So far, 119 actions have been carried out by all the departments of the Board with a total budget of 1,738 million euros and several lines of work, including mitigating emissions for the energy transition, adapting to this new model, as well as communication and participation. .
These are measures that cover the entire management of the Andalusian Administration, including the sustainable construction of housing, the adaptation of public buildings to save energy and the development of the railway map.
“It’s not only about ecological awareness, but we also intend to boost the economy of a sector committed to balancing carbon dioxide emissions by also providing jobs and wealth”emphasized the Minister of Sustainability.
Visiting European partners in Andalusia has a rich program of work and knowledge exchange. The conference in Seville began with a seminar inaugurated by the general director of Sustainability and Climate Change, María López Sanchís.
On the other hand, this Wednesday, June 21, they visited the Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park with the Department of Biology of the University of Cádiz to learn about the blue carbon compensation project in the tidal marshes and on Thursday the th -22 there will be a meeting where various points of the said project will be discussed and will end with an executive committee.
“From Andalusia we want to stay ahead of Europe, so One of the objectives of these conferences is the exchange of best practices in European regions in terms of compensation and environmentally-based solutions.said the counselor.
The Nacao project
The Interreg Europe Nacao (Nature-based Carbon Offsets) project is made up of the Department of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy of the Government of Andalusia and five European partners from the departments of environment and/or climate change in Regional Government of Marche (Italy), the Regional Government of Świętokrzyskie (Poland), the Regional Government of Central Finland, the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen Government (Germany) and the Environment and Energy Agency of the Auvergne-Rhône region – Alps (France).
The issue addressed in this project is the need for regions to develop carbon offset measures through nature-based solutions, which restore, protect or sustainably manage natural ecosystems, protect their biodiversity and increasing their resilience and being able to reduce the goals of climate neutrality for 2030 and 2050.
The field of carbon offsetting is a growing topic with significant development expected in the regional environmental and climate change policies, so the importance and positioning of Andalusia gained great relevance. However, the different project partners will exchange good practices and import the experiences of their territories and knowledge of their public policies.