Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) September 26, 2020 – The president of the Vigo Port Authority, Enrique C. López Veiga, will participate in a virtual event on green cities organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), on the occasion of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The General Director of FAO, various general directors of the United Nations, the president of
the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as several mayors at the international level, such as the mayor of New York (USA); the Mayor of Guangzhou (China); the Mayor of Medellín (Colombia); the Mayor of Milan (Italy); the Mayor of Montreal (Canada); the Mayor of Port-au Prince (Haiti); the Mayor of Quelimane (Mozambique); the Mayor of Sao Paulo (Brazil); and the Mayor of Tunis (Tunisia) will participate. The FAO chose Vigo to give testimony of support for the initiative “Green Cities” for the effort carried out in recent years in its strategy of “Blue Port”, as well as for its initiatives to combat climate change and enhancement of marine biodiversity in its docks. The Port also seeks the integration of the port with the city, improving and building spaces for citizens. The “green” measures that will reduce the port’s environmental impact and enhance its positive impact, will undoubtedly contribute to improving the quality of life of citizens. The president of the port authority will highlight the need to promote not only “Green Cities”, but also “Blue Ports”. For López Veiga, both must define a joint sustainable strategic model aimed at becoming spaces for sustainable growth, with lines of work in harmony, with the ultimate aim of ensuring sustainable socio-economic development and the well-being of citizens. This high-level event will also feature testimonies from metropolitan, intermediate and small cities around the world alienated with the FAO Green Cities Initiative. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo (APV – Port Authority of Vigo)
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