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Green and fair transition

In this last month of April, the highest temperatures have been recorded since 1961. According to the data obtained so far by Aemet, the average temperature in Spain has exceeded the monthly average for April by 3 degrees.

High temperatures are an indicator of the need to act in the face of this climate crisis that threatens the health of the planet. Millions of people are falling victim to weather phenomena resulting from climate change. Faced with this global emergency, measures must be taken to steer the planet towards a sustainable future.

The green transition encompasses all measures and strategies in the political, economic, and social spheres aimed at advancing towards a sustainable development model.

The set of political initiatives included in the European Union’s strategy to achieve the goal of climate neutrality is known as the Green Deal. To achieve this goal, EU states have committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 in compliance with the commitments established in the Paris Agreement.

The major commitment to decarbonize the economy and society globally is the Paris Agreement. It is an internationally binding treaty adopted in 2015 on climate change. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions to limit global warming to below 2°C compared to pre-Industrial Revolution levels. Through this policy, the EU and its Member States commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030.

Additionally, the EU and Latin America reinforce their alliance with the launch of the Euroclima project in the Caribbean, a climate action aimed at promoting the green and just transition.

The transition to a more ecological productive and social model also requires social and political institutions to take measures such as those detailed below:

  • Develop a political climate action plan. In Spain, the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITERD).
  • Promote energy transition by reducing the use of fossil fuels and ensuring supply and energy generation based on clean energy sources.
  • Encourage the use of eco-friendly transportation (bicycles, public transportation, electric scooters, etc.).
  • Renovate buildings to ensure energy efficiency.
  • Mobilize research and promote innovation in companies, livestock, agriculture, and science.
  • Strengthen ecological public investments.

If you want to be part of this commitment and integrate sustainability into the structure of your company, find out how to take your first steps here.

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