Altea included in the LOCAL4GREEN + project


February 27, 2021
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The LOCAL4GREEN + project brings together partners from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. In the Valencian Community, nine pilot municipalities will participate: Altea, Quart de Poblet, Pedreguer, Albalat dels Sorells, Burjassot, Denia, Meliana, Monforte del Cid and Rafelguaraf.

The Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FVMP) will contribute to implement policies innovative local taxation aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy in areas
rural areas and islands of the Mediterranean, through the LOCAL4GREEN + project, recently approved by the Interreg Med program.

Together with partners from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Cyprus, the FVMP, through the Pont service to Europe, will lead this project with a budget of almost €500,000 euros. In the
Comunitat Valenciana, nine localities will participate as pilot municipalities: Altea, Quart de Poblet, Pedreguer, Albalat dels Sorells, Burjassot, Dénia, Meliana, Monforte del Cid and
Rafelguaraf. LOCAL4GREEN + will also have the support as an associate partner of the General Directorate of Climate Change, within the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development,

Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition.
The project is the continuation of a previous one, LOCAL4GREEN, also coordinated by the FVMP, which led to the creation of the International Manual of Green Local Tax Policies and the
access of almost 900,000 taxpayers to tax incentives for switching to energy sources more sustainable.

Training and technical support to local administrations
The new LOCAL4GREEN + will apply green fiscal policy models in municipalities created by its predecessor LOCAL4GREEN, through training activities and technical support.
The project will give priority to the municipalities adhering to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, which collaborate in the global objective of mitigating climate change and reducing at least 40% CO2 emissions in 2030.

LOCAL4GREEN + will work with pilot municipalities in its five partner countries. In the Community Valenciana, will have nine municipalities associated with the project. Altea, Quart de Poblet and
Pedreguer, who participated in the previous LOCAL4GREEN, will transfer their experience in the design and implementation of green fiscal policies to Albalat dels Sorells, Burjassot, Dénia,
Meliana, Monforte del Cid and Rafelguaraf.

From this 1st March to 30th June , 2022, the FVMP will work closely together with whom he was also his Spanish partner in the last edition, the Fundación Municipalistas por Solidarity and Institutional Strengthening (MUSOL), and with four international partners more: The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy (BBI, Italy), the Union of Communities of Cyprus (UCC,
Cyprus), the Association of Municipalities of Central Alentejo (AMCAL, Portugal) and EGTC Exfini Poli -Network of European Cities for Sustainable Development (EXFINI POLI, Greece).

Green fiscal policies will also encourage private sector involvement in energy renewable and will be a lever to modify investment behaviors and preferences of taxpayers, increasing the implementation of renewable energy sources in the local scope. In addition, the project focuses on an unexplored public policy niche local, also exploitable to promote other key sectors for the green transition, such asenergy efficiency and sustainable tourism.

LOCAL4GREEN + is based on the experience of the LOCAL4GREEN project (2016-2019), developed by partners from nine Mediterranean countries: Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Slovenia,
Albania, Portugal and Croatia. 78 pilot municipalities participated in the initiative, for which developed a common methodology with which 173 fiscal policies were designed to promote renewable, of which 79 were approved by 34 pilot municipalities. In total, 866,899 taxpayers had access to tax incentives to promote renewable energy or they were driven by tax disincentives to switch to greener energy sources.