The plenary session of the Cabildo of La Palma unanimously approved the motion of the Socialist Group to address the adaptation of the public education centers of Isla Bonita to climate change, with the development of a plan led by the institution of the island in collaboration with fourteen. town councils, the Department of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands, and the education community.
Socialist advisor Jordana Rodríguez thanked the support of all the political groups of the Insular Corporation and the contributions made to develop this plan to adapt educational centers to environmental challenges.
“We know that, despite not having the power of education to carry out these tasks, it seems important for us to lead as an institution a plan that notices the needs that each municipality provides for adapting the areas and guaranteeing a safe and sustainable environment for our and future generations,” commented the advisor.
“This Cabildo is always on the side of the educational community of La Palma, whether with power or not, because we know that quality public education is the greatest guarantee of the growth of a sustainable and fair way to build a more prosperous island with opportunities for our youth,” said the counselor.
Jordana Rodríguez indicated that “in the last mandate, without progress, the Council of La Palma focused on the educational infrastructure that it had never done in its history, with decisive actions such as the current headquarters of the School of Nursing at ULL or at UNED headquarters in Los Llanos de Aridane. “There is no one better than my co-advisor Susana Machín, who witnessed the effort made in the last four years.”
However, he explained that we must continue to take measures, with preventive but urgent measures, “to protect the health of the educational community against this phenomenon.” In this sense, he emphasized that “The Canary Islands is the only autonomous community in the territory of Spain that was forced last year to cancel classes due to a heat wave. If this increase in temperature is often repeated outside the summer months, as scientists warn, the solution to solve this situation includes the rehabilitation and adaptation of educational centers with isolation systems, shade, green areas, and so on.