The Councilor for the Environment of the City of Totana, Antonia Camacho, has raised a motion for debate at the regular plenary session in December to request the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Environment a Mobile Unit of the Atmospheric Surveillance Network, to evaluate systematically the air quality in this municipality from the year 2018.
This system aims to assess air pollution in application of the European directives for the different pollutants subject to air evaluation, for which reason the establishment of said mobile unit is requested during the period of time considered necessary and taking into account the particularities of the different sectors of the municipality for the purposes of emissions.
This initiative is proposed with the aim of establishing, in the future, municipal guidelines for action in the field of atmosphere in order to avoid, prevent and reduce the possible annoying or harmful effects on the health of people and the environment related to the state of the air quality in Totana.
The City Council has developed in recent years guidelines on the atmosphere, joining in March 2005 the "Spanish Network of Cities for Climate" that promotes sustainable development policies and the promotion of local policies to combat climate change that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and compliance with the Kyoto Protocol.
In addition, the totanero Consistory approved in March 2011 its adhesion, also, to the Covenant of Mayors, an initiative of the European Commission in which cities assume the formal commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% in 2020.