IFEMA Madrid hosts the National Environmental Congress (Conama) 2020 this week. It is the most important environmental event in Spain which addresses issues related to climate change and sustainable development. LIFE Vía de la Plata has been presented at the event, a project in which the BISITE research group participates together with the Municipal Housing and Urban Planning Board of the Salamanca Town Council, the Geosciences Group, and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), through its UNESCO Chair, with the aim of turning Salamanca into a green and sustainable city.

The LIFE Vía de la Plata is an initiative that receives a major European subsidy, exceeding 50% of the total cost of the project (over 2.8 million euros). Over the next three years, the project is to create a green corridor along the 6.9 kilometers of the Vía de la Plata as it passes through the town. Six areas of action and 41 standard actions will introduce new ecosystem services to help mitigate climate change in Salamanca.

"Salamanca is very proud that the experts participating in the main sustainability meeting in Spain recognize two initiatives such as Savia and LIFE Vía de la Plata as examples of ecological transition in urban areas. In addition, congresses of this type allow us to promote networking actions with projects in other Spanish cities," said the PMVU.

CONAMA will end this Thursday, June 3, in the middle of Savia Week, a program full of activities that aims to involve citizens in the construction of a greener and healthier town.

LIFE Vía de la Plata (LIFE19 CCA/ES/001188)

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