Climate change is one of the most important challenges that humanity is facing in the 21st century. The electricity sector plays a key role in achieving the purpose set by the Paris agreement to limit the rise in the planet's temperature and the greenhouse effects.
Human action is causing an increase in global temperature — since 1977 every month but one has been warmer than the 20th century average (Global Climate Report, NOAA, 2018) —, this means that the greenhouse effect, far from being our great ally as was the case in the past, is now a risk to our survival.
Climate change is having a negative impact on the environment, the economy and people's health and is now considered one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. The Iberdrola group is actively and decisively contributing to a sustainable and low-carbon future to fight against this global phenomenon.
Thanks to the significant degree of alignment between our strategy and the objectives of the historic Paris Agreement and the documentation provided by the company, Iberdrola is one of the six companies selected by the United Nations to participate in the Talanoa Dialogue in Bonn.
Fulfilling the environmental commitments assumed in the Paris Agreement (COP21) requires profound changes in production processes and consumption patterns throughout all sectors of the economy.
The proliferation of plastics and their impact on the environment is a pressing problem for the planet. Iberdrola, in line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, is launching the Catch Lord Plastik, an initiative to raise awareness of this problem.