The city of Benidorm has attended this morning in Madrid the XIII General Assembly of the Spanish Network of Cities for Climate. Benidorm joined the Network after approving it in full, unanimously, on 27 January. This network is a section of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) that brings together local entities that have included in their political agenda the protection of the climate.
The Network is aimed at promoting sustainable development policies and boosting local policies to combat and adapt to climate change from four basic points of view: mobility, energy, waste management and building and urban planning. By joining, the City Council committed itself to determining a set of actions that will be incorporated into its Municipal Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change, which will be a pioneer at national level for a tourist destination that, let us remember, the Mayor announced during the Madrid Climate Summit last December. The Plan is directed and tutored by Jorge Olcina, Professor of Regional Geographic Analysis at the University of Alicante, who is also Director of the Laboratory of Climatology at the University of Alicante and one of the most authoritative voices on the subject in Spain.
This membership is in line with what Benidorm is developing in the areas of mobility, energy, urban planning, recycling and urban waste management, among others. After the General Assembly has been held a panel discussion on the Climate Emergency in Cities after the COP25.