The Xunta and the Citizen Assembly for Climate exchanged experiences about mitigating the effects of climate change during a meeting held by the general director of Environmental Quality, Sustainability and Climate Change, Sagrario Pérez, with representatives of this organization.
During the meeting, Sagrario Pérez offered this Assembly the Galician Climate Alliance as a platform from which to complete the socialization plan of the report on its recommendations, because the mentioned Alliance aims to join forces to put the Community at the forefront of the European region of the fight. against global warming and which now has more than 30 partner entities, such as universities, companies, port authorities and sports entities.
For their part, the representatives of the Citizen Assembly for Climate presented the conclusions of the report they prepared on 172 recommendations to address the fight against this phenomenon in Spain. In this sense, it should be remembered that this entity was created under Law 7/2021 on climate change and energy transition to contribute to the decision-making process by bringing the citizens’ perspective closer.
In fact, this organization is configured as a participation forum to create reflection, collective knowledge and that allows citizens to inform themselves, deliberate and create consensus on possible solutions to major issues. change that must be made to achieve climate neutrality before the year. 2050 and to make a country more resilient to the effects of global warming in a fair and supportive way.
At the meeting they also addressed other actions taken by the Government of Galicia to reduce the effects of climate change. Along these lines, the general director emphasized that the Galician Climate Law is being prepared, whose submission to the Parliament is scheduled at the beginning of the next year 2023 with the aim of submitting it for approval before the summer and where the recommendations of the Citizen Assembly Report are considered.
Sagrario Pérez recalled that Galicia accepted Europe’s commitment to reduce gas emissions by 57% by 2030 and move towards a neutral, green and sustainable Community.