Climate change is also a change in employment opportunities

(Estimated reading time: 3,42 minutes) – Audio version of article available. According to the United Nations, the planet is moving toward a 2.5º Celsius temperature increase by the end of the century, much higher than the 1.5 degrees set as the maximum objective in 2015’s Paris Accord. If we wish to meet this objective, this…

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Climate Migration: When It’s Everyone’s Problem

(Estimated reading time: : 4,35 minutes) – Audio version of article available.. In 2014, the organisation Climate Outreach and Information Network published a report telling the stories of people who are suffering from the effects of climate change. In one of them, Lucía, a Bolivian woman, stated: “I’m very worried. The snow and ice are disappearing…

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The importance of economic incentives to reach climate goals

(Estimated reading time: 3,42 minutes) – Audio version of article available. To reach carbon neutrality by 2050, the European Union has set the mid-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% in 2030 in comparison with our levels in 1990, which means a huge effort at all levels. The European Green Deal was launched…

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Water, At the Heart of Adaptation to Climate Change

(Estimated reading time: 3,05 minutes) – Audio version of article available. The changes brought about by climate change will affect the availability, quality, and quantity of water for human needs and will complicate sustainable management of water resources. Rising sea levels and melting glaciers are two of the consequences of global warming that possibly best…

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Greater Energy Independence Means Freedom

(Estimated reading time: 2,58 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Energy is an essential part of life. It meets human needs all while creating industrial, commercial, and social wealth. However, producing energy from fossil fuels increases climate change and degrades air quality, which deteriorates ecosystems and is harmful to health. Spain’s current energy model…

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Water-Energy Nexus

(Estimated reading time: 4,30 minutes) – Audio version of article available. As the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE, 2018) acknowledges, there is a natural link between water and energy production. For this reason, climate-change adaptation strategies must seek solutions that consider this nexus. It has bearing on one of the main effects of…

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Blockchain and Energy

(Estimated reading time: 3,13 minutes) – Audio version of article available. According to European Union guidelines, which our country follows with different strategies and directives, the energy transition must be ecological and digital. At first sight, it might appear that these two things have nothing to do with each other. However, the truth is that,…

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Reusing Water

(Estimated reading time: 2,48 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Proper management of water-cycle services is inextricably linked to reuse. This is mandatory to sustainably administer our available reserves. It is also mandatory to tackle challenges such as drought and water stress, which are forecasted to increase in upcoming years as a result of…

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Green and Smart Cities

(Estimated reading time: 4 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Climate-change mitigation and resilience measures are especially important in cities. Firstly, because urban hubs generate 70% of carbon emissions caused by humans and consume 65% of global energy use. Secondly, because it is predicted that city-dwelling populations will grow 13% worldwide by 2050, and…

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How can we reduce CO2 emissions?

Tour the city with Adela Úcar and find out how to reduce everyday CO2 emissions to help improve the quality of air and your quality of life. “Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world” is the slogan for World Habitat Day, which we celebrated 4 October 2021. #WorldHabitatDay  #UrbanOctober #COP26 Find out about it in our vblog…

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