National experts meet in Málaga to discuss sustainable urban development


National experts meet in Málaga to discuss sustainable urban development


"The future is urban and necessarily sustainable or will not be future", said the chairman of Fundación Renovables, Domingo Jiménez Beltrán, at the inauguration of the course "City and energy: proposals for sustainable urban development" that has been developed in Málaga from September 11 to 13. 


In the meeting, organized by the Fundación Renovables in the framework of the Summer Courses of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA), and with the collaboration of the Malaga City Council and ANPIER (National Association of Photovoltaic Energy Producers), the representatives of the city councils of Barcelona, Málaga, Sevilla and Madrid, pioneers in the development of sustainability policies, have exposed the roadmaps that are implementing their municipalities in the energy framework.

All of them have coincided with the need for municipalities, responsible for 75% of energy consumption and 80% of COemissions in Spain, to assume their responsability and initiate their own energy transition at the local level, facing the unfavorable regulatory framework that operates at national level. This transformation, pointed out Janet Sanz, Deputy Mayor of the Barcelona City Council, necessarily passes through a "change in the approach to energy", surpassing an only technology perspective. "We need to work on a new paradigm in which energy is considered a right", he affirmed and emphasized the involvement of citizens as active agents of change.
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