“We have an important opportunity because we have been making a change in environmental policies for many years,” said the councillor for Urban Ecology, Sergi Campillo.
Valencia City Council and Vitoria City Council exchanged experiences on 2 February on the possible candidacy of the city of Valencia to be European Green Capital in 2024.
Sergi Campillo, deputy mayor of Valencia and councillor for Urban Ecology, has met telematically with the councillor for Territory and Climate Action of the city of Vitoria, Ana Oregi, which was European Green Capital in 2012, as explained by the Valencian city council in a statement.
Sergi Campillo thanked ” the kindness and willingness to help the City Council of Vitoria when explaining all the keys to make its candidacy a success “.
For Deputy Mayor Campillo, “it is not a question of presenting oneself for the sake of presenting oneself, but of putting together a powerful candidacy that points out the development model of the city of Valencia for the coming years”. According to the councillor, “we have an important opportunity because we have spent many years making a change in environmental policies, sustainable mobility, green infrastructure, water and many other aspects. Now it is a question of highlighting all the work that has been done.”.
According to Campillo, “the virtual meeting with the City Council of Vitoria has been very interesting because they have explained the process by which they obtained the European Green Capital in 2012, what were the strengths of their candidacy, how they developed it and what problems they had to face”.
The deputy mayor emphasised that “this is very valuable information for drawing up the strategy properly, it is about carrying out a process with the citizens, with the residents, with the business sector, with all the political groups in this corporation, and to present what steps Valencia will take in the coming years, in the coming decades”.