Project co-financed by the LIFE Program
EU financial contribution 55%
LIFE20 CCA / ES / 001641

Public and private institutions are committed to models that offer innovative solutions that adapt to the 2030 Agenda

The need to guarantee a sustainable future where the growth of nations is respectful of the planet and the environment that surrounds us became a priority for the world when the effects of the climate change They began to be palpable. Floods, droughts or adverse weather events are just some of the manifestations that indicate that living conditions are changing, which is why in 2015 the so-called Sustainable Development Goals -the famous SDG everyone is talking about - through the United Nations General Assembly. In total, the document includes 17 points in what is known colloquially as Agenda 2030, and range from the end of poverty and the eradication of hunger to the creation of sustainable cities and communities, passing through an obligatory alliance to achieve these goals.

With a complicated road ahead, public and private institutions have made a firm commitment to the innovational projects and with environmental perspective, which is why, today, you can find a large number of proposals that aim to generate a positive impact on the environments in which they work. The common bias shared by all these actions is that they try to answer a simple question while taking special care that the results are useful to society.

In this context, the role of agents such as Sustainia, an international association that presents a guide to more than one hundred ecological and sustainable solutions that are developed throughout the world. First published in 2012, this map of projects includes works on waste management and reuse, water saving, sustainable food production, the development of green technology or new models of community construction, to mention just a few examples. . In addition, to continue promoting these initiatives, there are global meetings such as the Startup Weekends Sustainable Revolution, where more than 500 green proposals are offered that are valued and voted by experts from different countries.

The objective of all these initiatives is that the development of projects does not take place in an isolated manner, but involves agents from different regions to seek novel solutions to common problems. An example of this is the project LIFE Garachico, which seeks formulas for resilience to the effects of climate change through innovative solutions that involve the community and which, in addition to being developed on the island of Tenerife (Garachico and Puerto de la Cruz), its methodology will be exported to Praia de Vitória , Portugal, to propose a system for early detection and response to floods caused by adverse coastal phenomena.

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