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Picassent Council joins the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (CMCE)

CMCE is a global movement that brings together thousands of city councils from 60 different countries with the aim of curbing climate change, reducing pollution in municipalities and implementing access to renewable and sustainable energy. With this adhesion, Picassent Town Council commits itself to carry out different actions that support the European objective of reducing greenhouse gases by 40% by 2030. Within two years, the municipality will have to present a project with the initiatives it intends to carry out, as well as an inventory of emissions and an assessment of the climate risks to which we are exposed, specifically the people of Picassent.

In yesterday’s plenary session, all the political groups that make up the municipal corporation unanimously approved this adhesion and this commitment, with the common objective of helping the planet in this climatic emergency in which we live. The Councillor of Urbanism and Environment Lola Albert explained the reasons and proposals to reduce C02 emissions in our municipality, noting that “only 2% of emissions are the direct responsibility of municipal spaces: public buildings, lighting, police vehicles and the construction brigade …”. Even so, it is also the responsibility of the municipality to implement “educational measures and environmental awareness in the population of Picasso and, above all, in large companies in our industrial estates.

For this reason, this morning the consistory of Picassent has called a rally in the square of the City Council for a duration of 4 minutes and 15 as a sign of adherence to this global protest. A demand that coincides with the celebration in New York of the Climate Summit convened by the UN. In statements by the mayoress of Picassent, Conxa Garcia, “We are aware of the emergency situation and it is necessary that we all begin to change habits in our personal lives, taking action to reduce the environmental impact. But also from the public administrations we have to get involved and work day by day to achieve a more accessible and sustainable municipality”.