This is Murcia’s second nomination to Globe Award. Last year the city was acknowledged for the Sustainable Strategy in the municipality.
With the adoption of the General Urban Plan in 2001 important measures were introduced to promote their conservation throughout the county and identify valuable areas which should be preserved. The plan protects 63% of the municipality land, which means that it cannot be urbanized.
Murcia has a waste treatment plant that recovers 100% of the biogas generated by the waste and is used to produce electricity in 3MW power plant.
There have been also shown a major improvement in economic and social environment. Murcia focuses on sustainable transport and developed the comprehensive infrastructure for cyclists.
The city’s main objective is to reach -40% CO2 emissions by 2020. Taking such advancing and miscellaneous actions, Murcia has proven its significant, sustainable orientation.