IBERDROLA AND THE CLIMATE SUMMIT 2019

"It is now time for action: it is now time to deliver results and accelerate the execution of plans to reduce emissions"

Iberdrola group chairman, Ignacio Galán, considers that the energy transition to achieve zero emissions is possible, but time is running out. He said this during his speech at the Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September, while underlining that the company's emissions are just a quarter of the average of the European electricity sector.

The Climate Action Summit took place on 23 September in New York, the first day of Climate Week. The event, organised by the United Nations, was attended by politicians, entrepreneurs and global organisations to discuss new solutions against global warming.
 

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IBERDROLA AT THE CLIMATE SUMMIT

 

  • sub INTERVIEW ON BLOOMBERG TV

    Renewable energy, key to tackling climate change

    In an interview with Bloomberg, Galán explained that young people are demanding that urgent action be taken against climate change, "which is reinforcing the general awareness and encouraging companies like Iberdrola to accelerate their investment in renewable energy". FIND OUT MORE

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  • sub SPAIN LATAM FORUM

    "For Iberdrola, the energy transition started 20 years ago"

    The group's chairman participated in the Latin America, United States and Spain forum on the global economy, where he said that Iberdrola has shown that “doing things while respecting the environment is not counter to the interests of shareholders or workers, but it does benefit society". READ MORE

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  • sub GALÁN SPEAKS AT THE SUMMIT

    "Fighting climate change is far from a problem for us, it's an opportunity"

    Galán, one of the few major corporate executives and the only Spanish CEO invited to speak at the forum, used the Summit to draw attention to the need to put words into action: "Each agent and each country must measure what it is doing, how it is doing it and the results achieved".

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  • sub STATEMENT TO ANTENA 3

    "It is possible to transition to far more sustainable, clean and efficient energy and still be a success in business"

    Gálan answered questions from Antena 3, pointing out how Iberdrola has been world's most deeply committed utility at this Summit.

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  • sub RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ACTIVITY UN Global Compact.

    LEAD company in the United Nations Global Compact

    Iberdrola has been announced as a Global Compact LEAD participant for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business. MORE INFORMATION

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  • sub EV100 INITIATIVE Electric car.

    We move towards the electrification of our fleet of vehicles

    We are the first Spanish company to sign up to The Climate Group's EV100 initiative, by which we commit ourselves to have a fleet of more than 3,500 vehicles completely electrified in Spain and the United Kingdom by 2030. READ MORE

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OUR COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE ACTION

 

  • sub CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION Against climate change.

    World leaders in the fight against climate change

    Fully aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 — climate action —, Iberdrola group has committed to reducing the intensity of its CO2 emissions in the coming decades, aiming to become carbon neutral by 2050. FIND OUT MORE

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  • sub ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL TRANSITION Wikinger wind farm.

    Pioneering the energy transition

    The group is committed to a clean, reliable and smart business model which replaces production with polluting energy sources with clean energies. By 2022, we plan to invest 34 billion euros in the decarbonisation and electrification of the economy. FURTHER INFORMATION

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  • sub ENERGY EFFICIENCY Lightbulb.

    Encouraging responsible energy use

    We work to optimise the use of energy during its production, transmission and distribution. We also contribute to more efficient use of energy by consumers. FIND OUT MORE

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  • sub SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY PLAN Electric car.

    Driving sustainable mobility

    Through our Sustainable Mobility Plan, we plan to reduce CO2, promote energy efficiency, improve quality of life in the countries we operate in, and raise awareness among our employees. KNOW IT

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  • sub RESILIENCE AND ADAPTATION Climate change risk.

    Committed to managing climate change risk

    We are working on incorporating the climate risks into our decision-making by implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCD). READ MORE

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  • sub CLIMATE FUNDING Solar energy.

    World leaders in green bonds issuance

    Iberdrola has issued a total of 11 green bonds, a credit instrument issued to finance sustainable and socially responsible projects. LEARN MORE

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OTHER SUBJECTS ADDRESSED AT THE SUMMIT

 

Desigualdades.

Health, equality and justice

Climate action should focus on improving people's health, reducing inequality and promoting social justice.
Alimentación sostenible.

Nature-based measures

The Summit focused on recovering land and sea ecosystems, smart farming and sustainable food.
Juventud.

Rallying the public and young people

This event dealt with the role of young people and climate activism, prominent proponents of which are Greta Thunberg and 'Fridays for Future'.

 

STRENGTHENING OUR COMMITMENT TO THE SDGs
 

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