A consortium led by everis has recently been chosen within the framework contract Green Cities Action Plan, an ambitious program of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD for its acronym in English) that aims to identify, prioritize and face environmental challenges of cities through investments in infrastructure and sustainable policy measures.
The consulting firm is the only Spanish company to lead one of the consortiums within the entity's plan. Thus, the consortium, which also includes the Spanish companies Applus +, Sici Dominus and Typsa, the British Buro Happold, and the Danish NTU International, is one of the six selected to help more than 40 cities participating in the program to develop strategies and sustainability, emission reduction and circular economy measures to become more efficient and environmentally friendly cities.
As explained by Alonso Domínguez, partner at everis, being selected by the EBRD for this project is ‘a very important milestone for everis since we are going to contribute to the development of one of the most relevant initiatives that exist today in the world for the transformation of cities in much more sustainable environments that improve the quality of life of their residents ‘.
To achieve these objectives, the chosen consortia will accompany the cities in two-year processes during which they will work on the development, implementation, and monitoring of a strategic plan of action. This plan, in which civil society, the private sector, and municipal and national authorities will be involved, will begin with an analysis of the city's performance to evaluate environmental assets, resource efficiency, and the risks they face derived from change. climate.
Once the plan has been established, in which the actions in the short, medium, and long term will be collected, possible sources of financing for the planned investments will be identified and the most appropriate political measures to achieve the objectives will be defined. In this context, the EBRD will also support cities, providing them with access to financing on favorable terms.
Finally, to achieve the established objectives, the actions proposed in the roadmap and their impact on the environment will be regularly monitored.
With this project, the EBRD, the cities, and consortiums involved demonstrate their commitment to the sustainable advancement of society and contribute to the fulfillment of the international goals set in the Paris Agreement.