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The Spanish Network of Cities for the Climate is a section of the FEMP which the councils and branches join voluntarily by full agreement, fulfilling a series of requirements and assuming a general working plan divided into two phases. During the first phase it is considered necessary to incorporate a series of actions that have no important financial implications for municipal budgets but that serve as references for future actions that allow a change in the trend for the emission of greenhouse gases. In the second phase, the measures have greater financial relevance once the institutional and technical framework and the participation of those involved have been settled. The areas of action by the network involve various sectors: transport, energy, building and town planning. The objectives include the supplying of solutions and measures that can be implemented by councils to reduce the climate change and its effects, also working on adaption and promoting strategic environmental planning as a tool to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
Currently, local governments in the Spanish Network of Cities for the Climate have more support tools available to them to start initiatives that contribute to the mitigation of the climate change and to the adapting of their municipalities to it, guaranteeing the quality of life of their publics. These tools have been developed by the network with the experience of the council technicians to cover municipal demands, comparing opinions, experiences and methods, which, with the support of the Ministry for the Environment, has allowed valid solutions to be reached for the greatest possible number of members. It can be seen that the experience of some allows progress to be made on the problems that may affect other municipalities in the future