Advisers from the German Agency for Sustainable Development Cooperation (GIZ), headed by Marita Brömmelmeier as resident director, recognized the leadership of Puerto Vallarta’s Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, and his team of collaborators, to position the city as the first climate-resilient destination in the country.
In the meeting, Marita Brömmelmeier, congratulated the mayor for the initiative to incorporate into the public policies of his administration, the care of the environment, not as another issue, but as something crucial that will set the tone for a truly sustainable development, which will allow the following generations to also enjoy the natural environment of Puerto Vallarta.
Although Puerto Vallarta is working with other regions of Mexico, the city is distinguished by the commitment shown by its government and the different actors of the public and private sector, who participate in the municipal program and in projects such as Adaptur, with whom GIZ collaborates.
“Let this experience be discussed, which is something unique, it is a capital that sets an example of how to do sustainable development in a destination, in a locality and that can set an example for the development of a country and even internationally, because processes, reforms and developments are manifested here, then it is extremely important to know that they are doing such a job,” she said.
The employees of GIZ, stressed that they are at the ideal time to take actions that reduce the risks of Climate Change, where acting from the local level is of great relevance. They also referred to the different workshops that have been held, where it has also been possible to have the interest of the private sector to be an active part of these actions, so it will seek to sign collaboration agreements with them in the future.
They indicated that in this process, the team effort is of great value and the leadership exercised by the municipal president Arturo Dávalos is fundamental, since he has managed to address this issue as part of the Conurbation Zone with Banderas Bay, which has also been integrated to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, which speaks of the impact this work is having.
Mayor Arturo Dávalos endorsed the commitment that his government maintains with the preservation of the environment of this destination, that is why within the Municipal Development Plan there is an axis for its protection and its responsible inclusion within the tourist activity, and assured that Puerto Vallarta will continue contributing its part in the fight against climate change for the care of our planet.