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1 “Xarxa” – a Network of Municipalities towards Sustainability Àrea de Medi Ambient Moving from pioneering to mainstream 5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, March 2007) -“Xarxa” is an association of municipalities commited to make progress towards sustainable development -A platform of co-operation, interchange and promotion of projects of common interest -“Xarxa” was constituted in 1997 in Manresa, where 118 municipalities signed their adhesion and approved the Declaration of Manresa – Municipalities towards Sustainability -Now, there are more than 220 local governments from the 4 provinces of Catalonia, which represents 78% of the total population in Catalonia

2 Àrea de Medi Ambient Declaration of Vilafranca (2005) 1- Energy saving 2- Rational use of energy 3- Increase the use of renewable energies 4- Promotion of sustainable mobility 5- Use of mechanisms to neutralize CO2 emissions Moving from pioneering to mainstream 5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, March 2007) Our commitment with the prevention of climate change

3 Forum on Environment & Local World (Barcelona, Feb 2007) 11 proposals: - A new water culture - An integral management of waste - Protection of the atmosphere and prevention of climate change - A new energy culture - Participative public policies for an integral and sustainable territory development - Sustainable mobility Moving from pioneering to mainstream Àrea de Medi Ambient 5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, March 2007)

4 Forum on Environment & Local World (Barcelona, Feb 2007) 11 proposals: - Conservation and improvement of biodiversity - Responsible consumption and ecological production - Information and education for change towards sustainability - Citizen participation and involvement, basic elements to achieve a sustainable development General recommendation – More responsabilities and more funding for local governments Àrea de Medi Ambient 5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, March 2007) Moving from pioneering to mainstream

5 Clic para editar estilo título patrón Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel 29 Municipalities (3,5 Million inhabitants) Sustainability Evaluation Report (Oct 2006)

6 Clic para editar estilo título patrón Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel “Xarxa”’s tools for sustainability Strategic framework of the local administration to prevent climate change


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