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5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, 21-24 March 2007). “Xarxa” – a Network of Municipalities towards Sustainability. Moving from pioneering to mainstream. “Xarxa” is an association of municipalities commited to make progress towards sustainable development

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Xarxa a network of municipalities towards sustainability

5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, 21-24 March 2007)

“Xarxa” – a Network of Municipalities towards Sustainability

Moving from pioneering to mainstream

  • “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

Àrea de Medi Ambient


Declaration of vilafranca 2005

5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, 21-24 March 2007)

Declaration of Vilafranca (2005)

Moving from pioneering to mainstream

Our commitment with the prevention of climate change

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

Àrea de Medi Ambient


Forum on environment local world barcelona feb 2007

5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, 21-24 March 2007)

Forum on Environment & Local World (Barcelona, Feb 2007)

Moving from pioneering to mainstream

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

Àrea de Medi Ambient


Forum on environment local world barcelona feb 20071

5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (Sevilla, 21-24 March 2007)

Forum on Environment & Local World (Barcelona, Feb 2007)

Moving from pioneering to mainstream

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


Xarxa a network of municipalities towards sustainability

Sustainability Evaluation Report (Oct 2006)

29 Municipalities (3,5 Million inhabitants)


Xarxa a network of municipalities towards sustainability

“Xarxa”’s tools for sustainability

Strategic framework of the local administration to prevent climate change

www.diba.cat/mediambient


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