More than 1,000 people learn about Valenciaport’s commitment to sustainability, equality and the end of poverty during the first week of the event

Discover this weekend “Un món a bon port” and make visible the commitment of the port community to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The free exhibition in the Clock Building will be open until 21 October from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibition has a section for children with various activities to learn about the SDGs such as drawing materials or taking a photo with the planet

València, October 8th, 2021.- More than a thousand people have visited the first week of “Un món a bon port. Navegant amb els ODS” which is being held these days in the Clock Building of the Port of Valencia, an exhibition which makes visible the commitment of the port community of the Port of Valencia to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations. The fight against climate change, equality plans, the end of poverty, decent work and economic growth, non-polluting energy or sustainable cities are some of these Goals which can be seen this weekend at the exhibition through a series of panels, videos and games explaining the work being carried out by Valenciaport.

“Un mòn a bon port. Navegant amb els ODS”, which will be open free of charge until 21 October from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., takes a tour through different panels and educational materials on the contribution to the SDGs from different perspectives of the port community. Both the texts and the audiovisuals are adapted to Braille and sign language and can also be downloaded by QR code to listen to them on the phone.  In addition, there is a section for children with various activities to learn about the SDGs and the port world, such as materials for drawing or taking a photo with the planet.

Did you know that the lighthouse of the Port of Valencia is self-sufficient and sustainable? Did you know that families of swallows live in the Clock Building of the Port? Did you know that more than 80% of women dockers in Spain work in the Port Employment Centre of Valencia? Did you know that you can take a guided tour of the Port? Or find out about the new north terminal of the Port of Valencia and the seven SDGs included in this action or the new Sagunto Dam. These are some of the contents explained in the Exhibition “Un món a bon port”. The exhibition is divided into different sections where the Goals are grouped together and explained with audible texts, images, games, models and interactive panels.

Nobody left behind

In the first section “Leave No One Behind”, visitors can see the actions carried out in the SDGs that are centred on people: End Poverty (1), Zero Hunger (2), Health and Well-being, Quality Education (4) and Gender Equality (5). Specifically, it explains the initiative of Aportem-Puerto Solidario, an association in which more than 30 organisations from the port community collaborate, and which helps the most vulnerable people in the neighbourhoods close to the Port to improve their opportunities and favour their living conditions. In addition, this section explains the measures being taken to promote family reconciliation and gender equality.

The Planet in our hands

The exhibition also shows the actions being carried out by the Port of Valencia to tackle climate change and conserve the environment for present and future generations. This block explains the initiatives of the port community in the Objectives: Clean Water and Sanitation (6), Responsible Consumption and Production (12), Climate Action (13), Underwater Life (14) and Life of Terrestrial Ecosystems (15).

Visitors touring the Clock Building during the exhibition can also learn first-hand about the port community’s commitment to economic progress in harmony with nature. This block, which brings together the SDGs Affordable and Clean Energy (7), Decent Work and Economic Growth (8), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (9), Reducing Inequalities (10) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (11) also shows the contribution of Valenciaport to the generation of employment and wealth for its area of influence, the city-port relationship with the work carried out by the advisory committees of the Ports of Valencia, Sagunt and Gandia to coordinate sustainable spaces for citizens.

The exhibition also refers to the SDGs: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (16) and Partnerships to achieve the Goals (17), which reflect the commitment to transparency, inclusive and solidarity policies, and the role of Valenciaport as a strategic ally with institutions and companies to achieve economic, social and sustainable development.