Conservación y gestión de humedales frente al cambio climático

14 al 16 de Febrero de 2024

Valencia (España) - Complejo “La Petxina”

Session 6: Wetlands, Green Jobs, and Eco-entrepreneurship

Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 15:30 – 17:00 | Auditorium. La Petxina

Moderator: José Ignacio Lacomba, City Council of Valencia.

  • The Empleaverde Programme and the Emprendeverde Network: promoting training for ecological transition through entrepreneurship and green employment. Sonia Castañeda Subdirectora para la Transición Verde. Fundación Biodiversidad (MITECO).
  • Wetlands and green jobs. Paloma López-Izquierdo Botín. Directora de Coordinación y Acciones Institucionales.  Grupo Tragsa
  • La Albufera as a driving force for the economy and tourism. David Gómez. Product Manager. Visit València
  • Horizon EU Project. SOTERIA. Insurance innovation and the natural value of wetlands. Ciro Pascual. Technician, Council for the Environment, Water, Infrastructure and Territory of the Generalitat Valenciana.
  • The challenge of citizen participation in wetland conservation. Sales Tomás Pons, Director, Fundación LIMNE.
  • Roundtable


Natural spaces and biodiversity together form a source of resources and environmental services that support our quality of life. Mediterranean wetlands are also a sign of identity in our territory. Their preservation and good conservation status concern us all, and finding new business and employment opportunities linked to good practices in their management is a social objective in which all actors involved, the so-called five helixes: the public sector, the private sector, academia, civil society, and the media, can participate,

The conservation of biodiversity, society’s orderly access to nature and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies offer new employment opportunities linked to a sustainable economy and a change in the production model through the promotion of activities with a high environmental content.

This session will analyse, in addition to the evolution of jobs traditionally related to environmental care, other emerging sectors derived from the implementation of environmental policies and sustainability strategies, with special attention given to the employability related to the conservation and management of Mediterranean wetlands. Consolidated institutions in the field of green job creation will participate and innovative projects in green entrepreneurship and eco-innovation will also be included.


14 de febrero de 2024

9.00 – 10:15

Sesión de apertura

10:15 – 11:00



Sesión 1: La Albufera, evolución de su estado de conservación basado en indicadores



12:35 – 14:00

Sesión 2:  Gestión y restauración de humedales mediterráneos para la mitigación del cambio climático. LIFE Wetlands4Climate

14:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 17.00

Sesión de presentación de comunicaciones: “Humedales y Cambio climático”


Pausa café y visita a pósters científicos

17:45 – 19:15

Sesión de presentación de comunicaciones: “Humedales y Biodiversidad”

15 de febrero de 2024


Sesión 3: Restauración de humedales en la práctica: implementación, barreras, problemas y solucioness

10:30 – 11:00

Pausa café


Sesión 4: Amenazas y presiones sobre los humedales

12:25 – 12:35


12:35 – 14:00

Sesión 5: Gobernanza y dimensión social



15:30 – 17:00

Sesión 6: Humedales, Empleo Verde y Ecoemprendimiento

17:00 – 18:30


16 de febrero de 2024

9:00 – 17:00

Visita al Parque Natural de l’Albufera