More than 250 Andalusian town councils with less than 50,000 inhabitants participated on February 6 in a virtual information event organized by the Minister of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy to learn about the procedure and the start of support work from the Junta de Andaluca to the preparation. of Municipal Climate Change Plans (PMCC).
The inauguration of the seminar was made by the general secretary of the Environment, Climate Change and Blue Economy, María López Sanchés, who said that these plans cover more than 95% of the cities of Andalusia, that is, a total of 756 cities. , so the Andalusian Government has taken another step in the strategy to support municipalities in carrying out their climate action, sources from the regional Executive reported in a press release.
During his speech, López Sanchs emphasized the participation and commitment of the local administration in the fight against climate change to fulfill the obligations established in article 15 of Law 8/2018 and the development of actions within framework of its competences which, in addition, must be in line with the Andalusian Climate Action Plan (PAAC).
The general secretary detailed the strategy of the Junta de Andaluca to support the municipalities in developing their climate action through technical, economic and management communication tools; as well as the progress of the Carbon Footprint Report of the Municipalities of Andaluca 2020, published at the end of 2023.
Regarding the technical tools, López Sanchs reviewed the municipal carbon footprint applications, the climate scenario viewer, the Climate Map, the climate risk assessment guide or the guide and template for Municipal Climate Change Plan.
At the economic level, the general secretary promoted the PIMA Climate Change Environmental Promotion Plan, which is given to municipalities with between 50,000 and 100,000 registered inhabitants; as well as the tender for the preparation of technical bases of municipal climate change plans for cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants with an investment of 3.5 million euros.