At the national meeting of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy hosted by the Pamplona City Council in Pamplona on 30 November 2022, Enrique Maya, the mayor of Pamplona, announced Pamplona’s ambitions to reduce emissions by 64% by 2030.
Sharing experiences and working together in the fight against climate change and adaptation to the new climate reality was one of the objectives of the National Meeting of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, which was held in Pamplona in November 2022.
The mayor of the city, Enrique Maya, was responsible for opening the day, along with the Councillor of Rural Development and Environment of the Government of Navarra, Itziar Gomez. In his speech, before more than 200 municipal and regional representatives from all over Spain, Maya stressed the need to “create synergies and take advantage of the experiences of others to continue advancing towards the common goal of reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and the emission of greenhouse gases”.
In this line, the mayor insisted that the public administrations, from the central and regional governments to the city councils, councils and associations of municipalities, all have the responsibility to communicate this environmental awareness both to the companies and to the citizens. To this end, Pamplona launched the Go Green strategy in March 2020, combining all municipal actions in the field of climate change to make Pamplona a more sustainable and environmentally friendly city.
In partnership with the Covenant of Mayors, Pamplona has committed to reducing carbon emissions in 2030 by 64% compared to 2005, something that will be achieved through the implementation of clean energy not only in municipal spaces but also in neighbourhoods of the city, thanks to initiatives such as the Mendillorri energy community. The oPEN Lab project was also presented at the event.
Please find more information on the event here (in Spanish)