The Chamber of Commerce of Lanzarote and La Graciosa will lead the ‘Canary Islands Net Zero’ sustainability and zero emissions cluster of the World Economic Forum. Its president, José Valle, signed this commitment last November in New York with Alexandre Crueger, director of Industrial Clusters and Strategic Associations at the World Economic Forum (WEF).


The cluster will be integrated into the recently created Sustainability Commission of the Chamber of Commerce. This is a project sponsored by Luis Alvarado, FEM climate advisor, and Marcos Cohen from PwC, both brokers of the agreement and members of the commission established on December 23, according to the Lanzarote Chamber of Commerce in a press release.


Lanzarote and the Canary Islands will be a tourist laboratory


This is how Lanzarote became part of the sustainability and zero emissions industrial cluster of the World Economic Forum, known for the summit of heads of state and CEOs from around the world in Davos, Switzerland. In Spain, only the Basque Country belongs to this global network of thirteen clusters. Lanzarote, representing the Canary Islands, becomes the second place in the State to join this small group where they work to achieve zero emissions, green technology and sustainability innovation applied to tourism.


Belonging to this cluster means being part of the network of pioneering territories whose mission is to reflect on and build the foundations of a new world economy and a sustainable, zero-emission industrial fabric. In this way, we work to create an ecosystem in which companies and institutions share lessons, knowledge, risks and innovation to advance in the transition more efficiently, faster and at scale. In addition, the network relies on the advice of leading world specialists and leading institutions in the field to design roadmaps capable of attracting financing and public and private support.


Lanzarote, epicenter for low emissions


Lanzarote thus becomes the pioneer island in tourism innovation and sustainability. An opportunity for the entire ecosystem of Canarian companies and their public institutions that become a laboratory for the new global movement of the World Economic Forum. The Canary Islands thus opts to become the first tourist and industrial destination for new zero-emission technology in Spain, Europe and one of the first in the world.


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