Fighting against cancer, combating gender violence or violence against women, campaigns to fight childhood maladies... We put on the table social action initiatives to support people who are suffering, having into account their integration and their quality of life.
With the motto Getting it done, Climate Week NYC (20 - 26 September) focused on compliance with the climate objectives and the need to secure more commitments from companies, governments and organisations. Iberdrola group, a global benchmark in the fight against climate change, was once again attending this event, a global opportunity to join forces to accelerate climate action and assess progress before COP26.
At a time when its focus has moved from climate action to how to tackle reconstruction post COVID-19, this year's New York Climate Week (September 21 - 27) was concentrating on the lessons we can learn from the current situation to help us move towards a carbon neutral future by way of a fair transition. Iberdrola group, worldwide benchmark in the fight against climate change, approached this summit convinced that the only way forward with respect to recovery is the green way and committed to developing a more robust, sustainable and resilient economy.
The concept of ecocide is not new, but from 2021 it has a legal definition. Specifically, "any unlawful or arbitrary act perpetrated in the knowledge that it is highly likely to cause serious, extensive or lasting damage to the environment". Its creators, a panel of 12 jurists from civil society, are seeking to have the crime incorporated as the fifth crime against peace in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
More than two decades ago, Iberdrola paved the way towards clean energy and took the first steps towards a more sustainable and responsible energy model. Now, the company is also paving the way to equality through sport. We have been promoting women's sport for years as a way of improving the recognition of women in society and promoting their empowerment and autonomy.
Iberdrola group protects, restores and promotes sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems in all the countries in which it operates, directly contributing to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15: life on land. In this context, the company takes biodiversity conservation into account when planning and developing all its actions.