The Ministry of Justice will implement the Forest of Justice in new judicial buildings.

Dec 24, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Post, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

This pilot project for the implementation of green areas that offset CO2 emissions and ensure sustainability will begin in Valladolid, Cartagena (Murcia) and Palma (Balearic Islands).

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The Ministry of Justice, headed by Pilar Llop, has included the Forest of Justice in its plan for new judicial buildings. The aim is to set up a pilot project for the implementation of green areas to offset CO2 emissions and ensure sustainability.

The Minister of Justice pointed out that this project “is a necessary initiative because our sector must also contribute to caring for the environment and curbing the negative effects of climate change”.

The creation of this pilot project, which will be included in the new buildings to be developed by Llop’s department – initially in Valladolid, Cartagena and Palma – follows the model approved at the Justice Sector Conference last March, which included aspects of the fight against climate change, energy production, micro-efficiency, compensation of the CO2 footprint and sustainability, in commitment to the urban agenda, accessibility and sustainable design.

In the case of the new City of Justice of Valladolid, which will put an end to the dispersion of judicial headquarters in the city, it will be built on the 31,560 m2 of the two plots ceded by the City Council, according to the protocol signed this week by its mayor, Óscar Puente, with the Ministry of Justice. This new space will be built on the basis of criteria of accessibility to citizens and sustainability.

In the case of Cartagena, the project is based on a large plot of 25,700 m2, with green areas in which the Minister of Justice herself announced in her meeting last September with the Mayoress of Cartagena that they would have the Forest of Justice, “which will allow the planting of a set of trees and plants that will help to minimise the carbon footprint and offset CO2 emissions”.

As for Palma de Mallorca, in the area around Son Pardo, the construction area exceeds 220,000 m2, which will represent a new area of new centrality in the city model of the new General Plan.

The Forest of Justice is in line with the European Green Pact, within the framework of decarbonisation in the European Union (EU) and the goals set for the coming years, which are specified in the recent Law 7/2021 on Climate Change and Energy Transition.