Iberdrola, awarded at the Climate Reality Awards 2018

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Our company has been recognised for its work in the fight against climate change in the Climate Reality Awards 2018, the first edition of these awards in Spain. These awards are intended to put the fight against climate change on the front page of the social and political agenda.


This initiative was created in 2006 by Al Gore, the Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States to highlight the risks of climate change and the need to adopt emergency measures to reduce the consequences of global warming.

The Climate Reality Project currently has more than 15,000 climate leaders worldwide — more than 230 in Spain —, and works under the premise that the current generation is the only one with sufficient tools to reverse climate change and the last to have the opportunity to stop it.

The Climate Reality Project.


Madrid was the chosen setting for the delivery of the Climate Reality Project Awards last 7 November. The journalist and president of the Spanish Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Manuel Campo Vidal, acted as master of ceremonies at the event, which was attended by nearly 400 people. During the event the documentary Guardians of the Planet was shown.

Iberdrola was recognised by the jury as the company that has done the most in the last year to fight against climate change.

The 2018 winners, in detail


The jury was chaired by the general coordinator of The Climate Reality Project in Spain, Álvaro Rodríguez, and among its members were Alicia Tórrego, from the Conama Foundation; the expert in sustainable mobility, Antonio Lucio; and Sergio de Otto, from the Renewables Foundation. All are renowned for their commitment to the environment and the fight against climate change.

Those who were awarded in the Climate Reality Awards 2018 were:

  • Carlos Mataix, director of the Centre for Innovation in Technology for Human Development at the University Polytechnic of Madrid (UPM) collected the award in recognition for their research project work.
  • The prize for the most outstanding NGO was awarded to WWF Spain and Juan Carlos del Olmo, its general director collected the award.
  • The media award went to the magazine Ballena Blanca and was collected by its founder, Clemente Álvarez.
  • Carlos Daniel Casares Díaz, general secretary of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) collected the award for Local Government on behalf of Cities for Climate.
  • The best emission reduction project was for ZeroCO2, from the Zaragoza-based Foundation ECODES, and its president, José Ángel Rupérez, received the award.
  • The most outstanding startup was the Valencian Navlandis, whose prize was collected by Gloria Arnandis, its founder.
  • Iberdrola was recognised by the jury as the company that has done the most in the last year to fight climate change. Carlos Sallé, the company's Energy Policies and Climate Change director, and his team picked up the award.
  • Teresa Ribera, the minister for Ecological Transition, received the award for public personality of the year.
  • Finally, the award for the most outstanding young person of the year was for Irina Samy, the person in charge of the Ambassadors Network Plant for the Planet.

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The Iberdrola group is today a clear world leader in the fight against climate change. Active participants in the different Climate Summits, we have incorporated the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the UN in September 2015 into our business strategy and our General Sustainable Development Policy.

Totally aligned with the historic Paris Agreement, the company has set itself the following environmental objectives:

Iberdrolas group objectives to fight against climate change.#RRSSIberdrola's group objectives to fight against climate change.

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  • To reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020 compared to the company's specific emissions in 2007.
  • To reduce those emissions to below 150 grams per kWh in 2030, a figure that would be 50% lower than the company's specific emissions in 2007.
  • And finally, to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Our commitment is to a sustainable, safe and competitive business model that replaces polluting sources of energy with clean energies and intensifies the necessary decarbonisation and electrification of the world economy. Thanks to investments of more than 32 billion euros by 2022, we are able to champion this energy transition towards the electrification of the economy, innovation and technological advances and better consumer connectivity.

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