On 31 March, a workshop was held in Peñalén (Guadalajara), an activity framed within the evaluation of the impact that the project will have on the ecosystem services of the environment, and the 3rd meeting of the project’s External Advisory Panel.

From left to right: Javier de la Villa, Head of the Mining Service of the JCCM; Esther Rubio, Mayoress of Peñalén; Fernando Marchán, Vice-Minister of the Environment; Carmen Marchán, MITECO.

The workshop consisted of a group dynamic, the purpose of which was to identify and assess the ecosystem services by experts and local people. It brought together a heterogeneous group of participants, composed of residents of Peñalén and public administration staff from MITECO and the Mining Service of the Junta de Comunidades Castilla-La Mancha, GEACAM, the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as members of the External Advisory Board formed by staff from the Molina de Aragón-Alto Tajo Geopark, the Micorrizas Association, mining companies such as Cobre las Cruces, Eiffage, SAMCA, Lafarge-Holcim and professional associations such as ANEFA.

Participants of the workshop in Peñalén.

The event was also attended by Fernando Marchán, Vice-Minister for the Environment, who pointed out the importance of valuing ecosystem services, Esther Rubio, the Mayoress of Peñalén and Jose Luis Tenorio, Guadalajara Delegate of the Regional Ministry for Sustainable Development.

Working groups.

After the workshop, the action areas were visited where the restoration work carried out during the development of the project was explained.

Visit to the restored areas.