The deputy of IU Aragón, Álvaro Sanz, stated on Tuesday that “A government cannot govern by denying climate change, one of the biggest problems facing humanity.”
Sanz presented in the press conference the non-legal proposal that he will defend in the next plenary session of the Cortes, this Thursday, where he urged the regional Government to change the organizational structure of the Department of Environment and Tourism. create a General Directorate of Climate Change “with specific skills and the ability to coordinate the transversal policies of the different departments involved.”
It will also ask the Executive to initiate procedures to approve the Aragon Climate Change Law Project and that it will be registered in the Cortes within one year, as well as that it prepares an impact analysis and a strategy for adapting the economic sectors to the consequences of climate change in Aragon , especially those most exposed to environmental conditions. .
Finally, Sanz called on the regional government to “Designing public policies with future resilience criteria in the context of climate emergency.”
The IU parliamentarian emphasized that “human activity plays a fundamental role” in climate change, which has created “a global crisis” that requires action. He criticized the first vice president of the regional Executive, Alejandro Nolasco, because of “minimize the recommendations to get the least possible commitments” against climate change.
“For us it seems very irresponsible” that the Minister of the Environment and Tourism, Manuel Blasco, “assumes this surveillance of Vox and accepts that climate change has left the institutional political agenda of the Government of Aragon.”
Sanz warns of “increasingly recurring severe episodes associated with droughts, heat waves, floods and forest fireswhich hits us with increasing frequency”, adding that climate change influences the health of many people.
He also discussed the impact of climate change on productive sectors, such as agriculture and livestock, because there are less pastures and drought, while “other sectors are affected by the lack of productive resources.”
Besides, “Inequalities also play a role in climatic conditions”continued the IU deputy, who called for the completion of the Aragonese Strategy 2030 and the measures to be implemented such as the reduction of greenhouse gases by 40 percent compared to 1990 data, also in emissions from diffuse sectors. , increasing the production of renewable energy and “integrating climate change policies at all levels of management.”