29/09/2022 :
Gernika-Lumo opens the citizen participation process for its Integrated Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan

In person: Kultur Etxea de Gernika-Lumo

Gernika-Lumo Town Hall, in collaboration with the consultancy firm, Global Factor, is working on the drafting of the Integrated Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan (PIMACC) with a horizon of 2050. The Town Hall is opening the participation process by holding a participatory session on 29th September, which will enable citizens and groups to learn about the diagnosis that has been carried out and contribute proposals to define the actions to be included in the PIMACC.

Having completed the diagnosis, in which the level of greenhouse gas emissions in Gernika-Lumo has been analysed, as well as the climate risks that the municipality would face, the citizen participation process is now open to raise awareness of the diagnosis carried out and to gather the views and possible contributions of citizens on this issue. In this way, the aim is to develop a Plan adapted to the reality of the municipality that includes the perspective of the social and economic actors of Gernika-Lumo.

During the participatory session, the main conclusions of the diagnosis will be presented in order to set out the municipality’s starting point. This will be followed by a space to comment on this situation and to make proposals for action. After this brainstorming, the project’s next steps will be presented.

The in-person participatory session will be held at the Kultur Etxea on 29th September, from 5.30 pm to 8 pm. Possibility of receiving technical information and registering for the session by filling in the following form.

The agenda for the participatory session is:

Duration             Activity

5.30 - 5.40 pm  Welcome, acknowledgments and introduction to the session

5.40 - 6.10 pm  Presentation of the climate change diagnosis for Gernika-Lumo

6.10 - 6.20 pm  Presentation of the group dynamics

6.20 - 7.20 pm  Group work: Brainstorming - Input

7.20 - 7.40 pm  Pooling of views

7.20 - 7.50 pm  Next steps

7.50 - 8 pm       Close and acknowledgments 

Gernika-Lumo aligned with global climate goals

The Town Hall has been working on sustainability for years through the Agenda 2030. In 2019, it declared a climate emergency and thus showed its commitment to climate action policies. Through this project, the Town Hall aims to study the municipality’s diagnosis in depth and establish a series of strategic lines and key actions to reduce its contribution to climate change and increase its resilience. In this context, it should be noted that the Town Hall is part of LIFE IP Urban Klima, one of the largest climate action projects in the Basque Country for the coming years, through which it will be able to work on adapting to climate change in its territory.