Valenciaport shows society the port community’s commitment to sustainability, equality or the eradication of poverty

The exhibition “Un món a bon port. Navegant amb els ODS ”inaugurated today can be visited free of charge until October 21 from 11am to 7pm in the Clock Building.

It has panels and audiovisuals adapted to braille and the downloading of audios on mobile phones. The exhibition has a space for the youngest with various activities to bring them closer to the ODS.

The Clock Building has become a cultural icon for the city. After “Un món a bon port”, the Port of València will close the year and welcome 2022 with Mafalda.

The Clock Building of the Port of València hosts from today the exhibition “Un món a bon port. Navegant amb els ODS ”, an exhibition where Valenciaport and the port community of the Valencian site show society the commitment to sustainability, decarbonisation, the city-port relationship, social justice or the eradication of poverty, among others. In this sample, a tour is made to teach citizens some of the many projects that are being carried out from the ports of València, Sagunto and Gandia in a simple and accessible way so that they can verify the impact of the port community on the Development Goals Sustainable.

The president of the Valencia Port Authority (PAV), Aurelio Martínez, opened the exhibition accompanied by Francisco Prado, president of Aportem-Puerto Solidario and Pilar Blaya, director of CSR and Human Capital of the Valenciaport Foundation. The PAV and the port community have been working with the SDGs since they were approved and this exhibition shows with real examples to visualize the effort and commitment in the ports of València, Sagunto and Gandia the contribution to the ODSs. The PAV has a structured strategy that allows it in a very capillary way, through different instruments, to achieve its objectives in each of its commitments to the 2030 agenda.

In the exhibition “Un mòn a bon port. Navegant amb els ODS ”, which will be open for free until October 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., a tour is made through different panels and didactic materials of the contribution to the SDGs from different perspectives of the port community in the Port of València. 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, it has a part for the little ones with various activities to learn about the SDGs and port activity. This commitment is addressed with concrete actions that benefit society as a whole to advance in the necessary transformation of our world through global involvement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed in the 2030 Agenda by the United Nations.
In the first block “Let no one be left behind”, visitors can see the actions that are carried out in the SDGs that have their epicenter in people: End of Poverty (1), Zero Hunger (2), Health and Well-being, Quality Education (4) and, Gender Equality (5). Specifically, the initiative of Aportem-Puerto Solidario is explained, an association in which more than 30 organizations from the port community collaborate, and which helps the most vulnerable people in the neighborhoods near the Port to improve their opportunities and favor conditions of life. An association that works with minors and families to improve access to education, training and job search, eye examinations or the supply of food and essential materials, among others. Through Aportem, in collaboration with Visió Sense Fronteres, ophthalmological examinations are carried out and lenses are provided to minors from schools in the port environment.

In addition, this block explains the measures that are being carried out to promote family reconciliation and gender equality. In fact, 80% of women stevedores in Spain work at the Valencia Port Employment Center.

The planet in our hands

The exhibition also shows the actions that are being carried out from the Port of València to face climate change and preserve the environment for present and future generations. This block explains the initiatives of the port community in the Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation (6), Responsible Production and Consumption (12), Climate Action (13), Underwater Life (14) and, Life of Terrestrial Ecosystems (fifteen). In this section, campaigns such as No Plàstic are exposed to eliminate one million plastic bottles in the Port facilities, the work of the “Limpiamar” boat to clean sheltered waters, the cultivation of chlorine inside the Port or the protection of protected species of birds, especially during their reproduction period to facilitate nesting.

Thrive with nature

Visitors who visit the Clock Building during the exhibition can also see first-hand the commitment that the port community is making for economic progress in harmony with nature. Thus, through the panels of the sample, the use of clean energies such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Hydrogen or photovoltaic and wind energy projects are explained. The Port of València is a pioneer in the use of these energies and is the first port area in Europe to incorporate hydrogen to propel part of the machinery used in the Terminals.

In this block, which brings together the SDGs Affordable and Clean Energy (7), Decent Work and Economic Growth (8), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (9), Reduction of 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 València, Sagunt and Gandia to coordinate sustainable spaces for citizens . In this section, there is a video where the future pier of the Port of Sagunto is recreated.

The exhibition also refers to the SDGs: Peace, Justice and Solid Institutions (16) and Alliances to achieve the Goals (17), which reflects the commitment to transparency, inclusive and supportive policies, and the role of Valenciaport as an ally strategic with institutions and companies to achieve economic, social and sustainable development.

The Clock Building, cultural reference

This year, the Clock will be the Mafalda Building. Its creator, the humorist and cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, known under the pseudonym “Quino”, will be the artist who will host the emblematic building of the Port of València to close the year and welcome 2022. In recent years, this An iconic place has developed extensive exhibition work which has reflected, mainly, issues related to port activity and which has had a notable influx of public.

The “Casal del Port” (as the Clock Building is also known) has paid tribute to three other references of graphic humor in Spain, with exhibitions by Peridis, Forges and Ortifus, which were enjoyed by 7,000, 12,000 and 10,500 visitors, respectively. . Some of these samples have also been transferred to Sagunto and Gandia after passing through València within the framework of the PAV’s commitment to culture and port activity to citizens.

The Clock Building has hosted other exhibitions in recent months such as “Imborrable Images”, on the view of Valencian society of Covid-19 and made thanks to the photographs sent by citizens, which hosted the face-to-face and virtual visit of more of 7,000 people. An example of commitment among the citizens who sent for that event more than 2,000 photographs taken by the residents of the municipalities related to the Valencian ports.

During this time, the exhibitions “Plànols, Maquetes i Mestres d’Aixà del Port de València”, “La Dàrsena Històrica del Port de València: Progrés i Modernitat” or “Això és TEU – 5,000,000” have also been organized. of the aforementioned “Ortifus al mar-intim” and “El Puerto de Forges”.