The CEA - Environmental Studies Centre is a municipal autonomous entity whose mission is to look out for the sustainability in Vitoria-Gasteiz, fostering our municipality’s sustainable development not only as an isolated unit, but linked to our bioregion, the Alava Plains. With the aim of enhancing Vitoria-Gasteiz municipality’s sustainability, the aims of CEA are the following:
- Guide the gathering, management, and use and analysis of the best information available for the formulation of more efficient urban and territorial policies.
- Analyse the operation of the municipality (and its bioregion) as an environmental, social, and economic system, and utilize this knowledge for more efficient local and regional planning.
- Strengthen the municipal plans and programs directed towards the proposal and planning of new more sustainable scenarios in the city and territory.
- Promote the education, information, awareness and participation of citizens on the subject of urban and territorial sustainability, ensuring the participation of all social and economic agents involved.