Vilagarcía will become part of the list of European councils included in the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy through which local governments voluntarily commit to implementing the objectives established by the European Union in terms of climate care and use of environmentally sustainable energies. The local government, through the Department of the Environment, raises the proposal to join the pact to the plenary session held this Thursday.
Once it has the approval of the municipal corporation, it will materialize by signing the Letter of Adhesion. From there, the council will have a period of 2 years to prepare and approve an action plan for the climate and sustainable energy that, following the guidelines established by European regulations and the 20/30 Agenda, will have the objectives of identifying and assess the existing climate and energy challenges and priorities in the municipality, monitor and report on progress towards the commitments made, inform and support decision-makers, communicate the results to the general public, allow self-assessment, facilitate exchange of experiences with peers, and demonstrate local achievements to the Pact coordinating body. The plan must be reviewed by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.
PACES currently has 7,000 affiliated local entities throughout Europe. In Galicia 237 councils are attached.