WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2019

Ignacio Galán: "The cost of decarbonisation is significantly lower than the risk of inaction"

Galán, a regular at the Forum's annual meeting, said "the good news is that the necessary technologies to deliver this transformation — renewable energy sources — are readily available at a competitive cost."

Galán takes part in one of the panels of the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019.#RRSSGalán takes part in one of the panels of the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019.
 

IBERDROLA IN DAVOS 2019

Rosa Kariger.

AN INTERVIEW WITH ROSA KARIGER
Rosa Kariger is Iberdrola group's global cyber security director and is responsible for global governance, intelligence and oversight of IT and OT cyber security in all the countries where the company operates. She had a leading role in the development of the guide about cyber resilience that was presented in the last edition of the World Economic Forum.
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DAVOS 2019: SUMMARY
This year the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos has coincided with major turbulent political events in just about every corner of the world. Events unfolding across the globe will change the way that countries work with each other.
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Ignacio Galán, chairman of Iberdrola, in Bloomberg TV.

IGNACIO GALÁN IN BLOOMBERG
Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán speaks to Bloomberg from Davos, discussing the main topics emerging from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting and the company's global investment plans.
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IGNACIO GALÁN IN REUTERS
Galán said returns on oil investment still far exceeded those typical of wind and solar projects and he doubted major oil companies would make a meaningful shift until that changed.
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Ignacio Galán, chairman of Iberdrola.

Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola.

IGNACIO GALÁN IN ABC
Galán is one of the Spanish businessmen that best knows Davos: for more than 10 years he has been taking part in the World Economic Forum, where he has served as chairman of the electricity companies group. He has further reported that "Iberdrola will make significant investments to promote energy transition in Spain".
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DAVOS 2019: REFLECTIONS AND HOPES
Iberdrola is a longstanding member of the World Economic Forum, and Ignacio Galán, the chairman of the company, is a key voice in promoting the energy and climate change agenda every year at the Annual Meeting in Davos.
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Christine Lagarde and Ignacio Galán.

Global 100.

2019 GLOBAL 100
As the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos got underway, The Corporate Knights 2019 Global 100 list was released at the same time. Iberdrola has secured its place on the list, but to be ranked as one of the world's 100 most sustainable companies is no easy task.
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DAVOS 2019: RELATED CONTENTS

European Investment Bank.

DO YOU THINK THAT FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BE GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY?
A recent study by the European Investment Bank assessed citizens' perception of climate change and their expectations in terms of political action to mitigate or adapt to it. The study revealed some very interesting insights.
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EVENTS ON JANUARY 24th
Ignacio Galán, chairman of Iberdrola, participated in the CNBC interview and panel discussion A just energy transition for the world. Other sessions included, Europe after Brexit, which focused on the future of relationships across the EU, once the UK has secured its exit from the bloc.
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Flag of the World Economic Forum and of other countries.

Annual Meeting 2019.

EVENTS ON JANUARY 23rd
The day opened with the Building a Sustainable Crypto-Arquitecture session, which outlined how Bitcoin's valuation has plunged over 70% since its 2017 heights, but technological and regulatory innovations keep advancing rapidly. To conclude the day Pedro Sánchez, President of Spain, started his speech by warning that the world is in danger of forgetting the lessons learnt from the 2008 financial crisis.
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WHAT IS DRIVING CORPORATE CLIMATE ACTION?
Companies around the world are taking the lead in efforts to slow global warming. By demonstrating that the bottom line is not in conflict with resource efficiency and carbon management, the business community is demonstrating the potential impact and positive effects of social responsibility.
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The Sun and the Earth.

EVENTS ON JANUARY 22nd
The day opened with the Strategic Outlook on Energy session, which outlined how the energy sector should adapt to the technological, social and political shifts that are taking place globally. To conclude the day, the session on Building sustainable markets was focused on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, covering areas from human health, to gender equality and climate change.
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AMBITION LOOPS - THE KEY TO UNLOCKING CLIMATE ACTION POTENTIAL?
A recently published paper, produced by United Nations Global Compact, We Mean Business and World Resources Institute, has examined the role that "Ambition Loops" can play in driving forward positive action on climate change. But what is an “Ambition Loop”? It is actually a straightforward principle.
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How business and government can fast track zero carbon economic growth.

We mean business.

INTRODUCING YOU TO... WE MEAN BUSINESS
We Mean Business is a global nonprofit coalition working with the world's most influential businesses to take action on climate change. The coalition catalyses business leadership to drive policy ambition and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Here we meet the We Mean Business coalition CEO, Nigel Topping.
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CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE PRIMARY CONCERN AHEAD OF DAVOS
Ahead of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, the Global Risk Report 2019 shows clearly that environmental crises are among the likeliest and highest-impact risks that the world faces over the next decade. So will Globalization 4.0 help us to tackle climate change?
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Tackle.

For the planet.

MEET THE ALLIANCE OF CEO CLIMATE LEADERS
The Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders is a group of chief executive officers who believe the private sector has a responsibility to get involved in cutting greenhouse gas emissions. This includes leading the way towards a low-carbon economy, which helps people and communities stand up to the effects of climate change.
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PRINCIPLES OF DAVOS 2019

In pursuit of its objective, the summit will be based on five principles:

  • Dialogue is critical and must include all stakeholders.
  • Globalization must be responsible and sensitive to regional and national concerns.
  • International coordination must improve in the absence of multilateral cooperation.
  • Solving the greatest global challenges requires the joint efforts of business, government and civil society.
  • Global growth must be inclusive and sustainable.

 

 Galán in Davos 2019

 Davos 2019 Global Agenda

 Chairman's profile

 Iberdrola in Davos 2018