Challenge 5: Renaturalisation

Maximising the renaturalisation of the city’s public and private spaces and the use of sustainable, nature-based solutions.

Specific objectives

  • Reduce the island heat effect of the city with solutions based on green or blue infrastructures of any kind.
  • Improve the thermal insulation conditions of public and private buildings, with solutions based on green and blue infrastructures, in order to reduce their energy demand.
  • Deploy new green or blue infrastructures in support of the strategy to promote active mobility.
  • Develop the “sponge city” model in the municipality with effective planning and implementation of SUDS techniques in the city’s stormwater management system.
  • Reduce the vulnerability of the municipal coastline to storms through artificial nourishment, dune regeneration, development of green infrastructures and other actions. Also by redesigning the accesses to the dry beach, so as to prevent flooding of the coastal area.
  • Reduce the energy demand and carbon footprint of the construction, maintenance and management of green or blue spaces and infrastructures.
  • Conserve and regenerate the municipality’s natural and agricultural spaces, integrating them into the life of the city with sustainable management models.
  • Maximise the regeneration of degraded areas and integrate it with a strategy of circular management of the city’s liquid waste, in order to use it as a non-conventional water and nutrient resource.
  • In general, support a comprehensive renaturation strategy for the city in a way that enhances the efficient deployment of its Green and Biodiversity Plan, and strengthens its capacity to achieve the objectives of its Climate Mission València 2030, both in terms of mitigation, adaptation and resilience.