Iberdrola and the G2020 platform analyse the consequences of climate change
The G2020 platform, which collaborates with Iberdrola through its Foundation, has held a seminar on Climate Change. The aim of this meeting was to analyse the consequences of climate change from different standpoints, tackling crucial topics such as transport, energy, food and health.
They also discussed the need to foster regulatory and business initiatives to encourage compliance with emission reduction goals under the Paris Agreement, which Spain endorsed last January. According to attendants, it is important for these initiatives to be backed by the engagement of civil society.
The meeting on “Climate Change. How it Affects You and What You Can Do” was attended by different experts in the field, who were introduced by the chairman of the G2020 Platform, Salvador Sánchez-Terán.
Víctor Viñuales, the CEO of Ecodes, explained how citizens are affected by climate change in their everyday lives. Ana Belén Sánchez, the coordinator of the Sustainability Department at Fundación Alternativas, then analysed the issue from an energy and transport perspective, as both sectors are directly linked to the global rise in temperature.
The third topic on the table was health. The head of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department of the National School of Health, Julio Díaz, described the effects of extreme temperatures on people’s health.
To round off the meeting, journalist Manuel Planelles from El País, who specialises in environment, climate change and energy, offered his point of view on the role governments should play in the problem. A debate ensued, moderated by journalist María Rey, about how each individual can put forward solutions.