The Interuniversity Chair of New Green Transition focuses on the Polytechnic University of Valencia in addressing the challenge of the systemic and transversal adoption of the principles of ecological transition in the field of public policies. As part of its activity in 2021, the Chair organizes between June 22 and July 7 the course Design Tools and System Thinking for Ecological Transition, which deals with the concepts of ecological transition and fair transition, and the its potential application to university training and research activities.

Within the framework of this course took place last Wednesday 23 June the round table Ecological Transition in the Valencian Community and the Polytechnic University of Valencia – Multiactor vision, which has provided participants in the course the vision on the ecological transition of various actors from institutions of the Valencian Community and the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

The debate was attended by Alberto Rubio, Director General of Quality, Rehabilitation and Energy Efficiency in the Second Vice-Presidency and the Department of Housing and Bioclimatic Architecture; Jordi Peris, general coordinator of Urban Strategies and Sustainable Agenda at Valencia City Council; Jose Pedro García Sabater, Vice-Rector for Planning, Academic Offer and Digital Transformation, as well as Professor in the Department of Business Organization at the UPV; Dionisio Ortiz, professor in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences and director of the Chair at the UPV; and Jaume Merino, student representative at this university.

The round table allowed us to explore, from different areas of public administration and the university community, the urgent need to incorporate the principles of ecological transition at all levels, the various social challenges involved in this incorporation, and some innovative and transformative initiatives that are being developed or can be developed in the future on the ecological transition in the Valencian Community and the UPV.

After this debate, in the next sessions the participants in the course will develop in a participatory way and using the methodology of Design and System Thinking, their proposals to respond to the following challenge: How could the principles of an ecological transition be incorporated to training and research activities at the university so that it can contribute more effectively to this transition both locally and globally?