The Ministry of Environment and Nature has started working on the preparation of the Action and Mitigation Plan for Climate and Sustainable Energy (PACES), a key tool for municipal preparation to face the challenges posed by climate change in European cities. Among the goals are reducing emissions by 40 percent by 2030.
This initiative is part of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, a global movement of local governments in the European Union, which seeks to reduce energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels promoting and increasing the use of alternative renewable energy.
The project, which started in March and has a planned implementation period of 12 months, has technical advice from the technology company NTT DATA, a benchmark in the IT sector, and has a line specializing in climate change inside the area. Green Deal or European Green Pact.
In addition to the aforementioned objectives, A climate projection study is ongoing that evaluates the vulnerability and risks of the municipality in the face of various climate impacts. and plan to adapt to future climate changes, which are already being experienced (longer periods of drought, lower amounts of rain, etc.).
These two phases of work will end with the creation of an action and mitigation plan, with measures that allow for design. a strategy against climate change that marks 2030 with the goal.
Within the phases of this project, the technical participation sessions, which will take place on October 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and on October 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in room 10 of the center associated with the University National Distance Education (UNED) in Melilla.
These participatory technical workshops have a presence in different areas of administration, public and private entities, and organizations, which put special attention on public participation, to advance the next planned phases, referring to the first results obtained from the mitigation study and adaptation, as well as the inclusion of the proposal and definition of action measures that must be included in the plan, as required by the PACES procedure.
With this project, the Autonomous City of Melilla confirms that it is taking another step in the fight against climate change, starting with the Declaration of Climate Emergency in 2020, and It is placed among the European cities entrusted with the future of the citizens.