Ihobe presents in Santiago de Compostela its programme to support for Basque local administrations in their energy and climate transition


Ihobe’s Director of Climate Action, Mari Mar Alonso Martín, took part on Monday 13 November in the conference “Which regions are leading climate and energy action in Spain?.

On Monday 13 November in Santiago de Compostela, Mari Mar Alonso Martín, Ihobe’s Director of Climate Action, took part in the “Which regions are leading climate and energy action in Spain?” conference, organised by the International Institute for Law and the Environment (IIDMA) in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Environmental Quality, Sustainability and Climate Change of the Second Vice-Presidency and Regional Ministry for the Environment, Territory and Housing of the Government of Galicia.

The event was divided into two parts with a dual purpose: to strengthen local climate action through strong multilevel governance between autonomous regions and towns; and to promote land and biodiversity protection when implementing onshore and offshore renewables in Spain.

Mari Mar Alonso Martín took part in the first part of the conference which was about multilevel climate governance and analysed intergovernmental collaboration between towns and regions to achieve climate neutrality.

During her speech, Ihobe’s Director of Climate Action presented the work being carried out in this area in collaboration with Udalsarea 2030 and the Basque Energy Agency (EVE) to promote the climate and energy transition of Basque towns. Specifically, actions are being carried out focusing on capability building, technical support, assistance and recognition. The aim of these initiatives is to establish a roadmap for the towns and counties in the Basque Country to facilitate the adoption of energy and climate policies, and to make visible the commitment and leadership of local entities in this area.