The respect for the environment, flora and fauna or the defense of the nature are essential in fighting climate change. Iberdrola group promotes the biodiversity in ecosystems by supporting the cultural heritage development, apart from encouraging cultural and social awareness in this regard.
Bioethics, which promotes a set of principles to guide the interaction between the human race and living things — both fellow human beings and other forms of life — must now more than ever be linked to environmental protection. Because only the cohesion of citizens' moral and ethical values with respect and care for the environment will guarantee the mitigation of climate change and the survival of future generations.
A study in Nature magazine shows that in 2020 the volume of materials made by mankind outweighed the volume of all the living beings for the first time in history. Which is why some scientists are suggesting that we have entered the anthropocene, a new geological era marked by the impact of mankind. Here are its characteristics and its effects on the environment.
2019 was the end of a decennium horribilis for the planet's climate. The verdict of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) during COP25 was unequivocal: the warmest decade since records began (1850). The consequences of the increase in the average temperature of the Earth range from the rise in the oceans to the proliferation of extreme meteorological phenomena.
Desertification, or loss of fertile, productive soil, is a problem which is exacerbating climate change, because the diminishing number of trees on the planet is worsening the greenhouse effect. One solution to this is reforestation. Despite its drawbacks, it is still an option for regreening thousands of hectares.
Iberdrola is launching the Trees programme to promote the planting of 20 million trees in this decade, in line with the main international biodiversity commitments. The plan's first goal is to have planted 2.5 million trees by 2022, and 8 million by 2025. Between them, they will capture approximately 6 million tonnes of CO2 over 30 years.