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Mérida becomes a national benchmark for sustainability

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The municipal administration headed by Renán Barrera Concha, aware of the importance of generating programs and actions in favor of the environment and sustainability, will give a broad boost to these issues that directly influence the quality of life of the inhabitants of this municipality.

Mérida’s Municipal Green Infrastructure Plan was presented in Bogotá, Colombia
Mérida will keep pace with the work for sustainable development and the fight against climate change. Topics in which the city already excels nationwide. Mérida recently participated in the International Seminar. “Advances in the Management of Biodiversity and its Ecosystem Services in Urban Planning”, that took place in the city of Bogotá, Colombia.

Before international environmentalists, Eugenia Correa Arce. Holder of the Sustainable Development Unit, presented the Municipal Green Infrastructure Plan (PMIV), in which she exposed the aspects of design, implementation, studies and results in the theme of urban trees that have positioned Mérida as one of the main “green” cities in Mexico.

As part of the strategy to maintain a better quality of life for the inhabitants of Mérida and move towards sustainability, Correa Arce explained that the Municipal Green Infrastructure Plan was recognized by Agenda 21 and the Charter of Cultural Rights as a national benchmark for good practices.

In addition, Mérida won the 2016 ANAC Award in the category of Sustainable Municipality and has been presented as an exemplary program in international summits such as the Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Forum, in which there was a participation as speakers together with other Mexican and Latin American cities . They collaborate with the German cooperation agency GIZ, standing out as an innovative model for other Spanish-speaking countries.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute and the German Cooperation Agency GIZ-Mexico, with which the City of Mérida participates in the Program of Climate Protection in Urban Policy of Mexico (CiClim), with specific projects of ecosystem services, urban planning and sustainable urban mobility.

TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx

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