• With the project ‘Sustainable Cities 2030’, Forética seeks to enhance the business contribution to the development of sustainable cities in Spain and highlight the importance of public-private collaboration to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in urban environments (specifically, SDG 11)
  • Forética intends to contribute with this project to the promotion of a model of a resilient, safe, inclusive and sustainable city, together with 15 companies and entities, and in alliance with leading organizations at the international and national level

Forética launches the project ‘Sustainable Cities 2030’ that seeks to enhance the business contribution to the development of sustainable cities in Spain and highlight the importance of public-private collaboration to achieve a model of a resilient, safe, inclusive and sustainable city, in in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11.

With the support of 15 companies and entities and in alliance with leading organizations at the international and national level, Forética will focus ‘Sustainable Cities 2030’ in three areas of work for this year: Sustainable construction; sustainable urban development; and public-private collaboration to achieve sustainability goals in urban settings.

For this, from C40 Cities, Pamela Jouven, Head of City-Business Climate Alliance, conveys the importance of cities as key agents in promoting global sustainability. This Climate Leadership Group – known as C40 Cities – is made up of a group of cities that join forces to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere and adapt to climate change.

Cities, the epicenter of sustainability challenges and solutions

The ‘Sustainable Cities 2030’ project is led by Forética and made up of a total of 15 companies and entities, led by ASPRIMA, CEMEX, ENGIE and Sanitas. Accenture, AECLU, Banco Santander, Correos, Endesa, Ferrovial, Fundación Juan XXIII, HEINEKEN, Metro Ligero Oeste, Naturgy and OHL also participate in this project.

As allies, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is part of the initiative at the global level, at the national level the National Environment Congress (CONAMA), and at the local level the Castellana Norte Madrid District and the Madrid World Capital Association of Construction, Engineering and Architecture. Likewise, Forética maintains strategic alliances with meetings of international relevance in this field such as the Cities Forum or the Smart City Expo World Congress, in its different editions.

In its trajectory, Forética has projects from the Sustainable Cities area such as the ‘Toolbox for adaptation to climate change in cities’, a project in collaboration with the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, aimed at municipalities at the national level to develop their strategies and actions for adaptation to climate change. Also the project ‘Sustainable Life in Cities’, highlighting the best practices in CSR matters related to urban sustainability, which had the collaboration of the FEMP and the Spanish Office for Climate Change.