The Joint Monitoring Committee of the Interuniversity Chair in New Green Transition at the Universitat Jaume I approved today its action plan for the year 2022, through a virtual meeting. Promoted by the Second Vice-Presidency and the Department of Housing and Bioclimatic Architecture of the Generalitat Valenciana, the Chair has the participation of the five Valencian public universities and was created with the main objective of developing research, teaching and dissemination activities on strategies and policies on fair ecological transition and the fight against climate change, within the framework of the concept of sustainable habitat.

The action plan includes carrying out a citizen science project to promote healthy urban environments, through sensors, wearables and data analysis. In collaboration with the UJI Perinatal Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Clinical Research research group, the aim is to measure the air quality of Castelló de la Plana and monitor the health parameters of the participating citizens, to increase scientific culture in STEM subjects. In addition, in June there will be an online session on universities and Sustainable Development Goals, taught by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research). Other actions included are the collaboration in the TreesAI project – on urban tree management – or the organization of workshops along with the five universities participating in the Chair. The plan is completed with dissemination actions and the publication of scientific articles in specialised journals.

Marc Aparisi, Director General of Institutional Coordination of the Generalitat Valenciana, among others, took part in today’s meeting along with Pedro Fresco, Director General of Ecological Transition of the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition; Modesto Fabra, Vice-Rector for Planning, Coordination and Communication at the UJI and Eva Camacho, Director of the Chair at the UJI, as well as Blanca Martínez, Head of the Institutional Coordination and Analysis Service of the Second Vice-Presidency and the Department of Housing and Bioclimatic Architecture. At the meeting, Camacho was re-elected as chair of the Joint Monitoring Committee, while Fresco assumed the secretariat.