Category: Spain News Brief and Action Alert

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Spain Have Decreased by 30% Since 1990
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Spain Have Decreased by 30% Since 1990

Recently Reported CO2 Emissions Level: 339.2 MtCO2e in 2019, a Decrease of 30% from 1990 (Source: Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge) Spain’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge issued a report on current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and estimated 2018’s gross emissions of 334.3 million tons of CO2.1...

Spain Shuts Down 30 Coal Mines
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Spain Shuts Down 30 Coal Mines

In July 2020, the government of Spain announced the closure of 15 coal-fired power plants, arguing the production of electricity was no longer profitable due to a combination of market conditions and political decisions by the European Commission. Coal emission prices make it so that it is more profitable for countries to produce green energy...

Spotlight Report: BC3, The Climate Change Mitigation Research Organization in Spain
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Spotlight Report: BC3, The Climate Change Mitigation Research Organization in Spain

In Spain, over 90% of Spaniards are aware that climate change is happening. Whether it’s a rural farmer’s agricultural business struggles, a coastal resident’s hurricane scare, or a city dweller’s new requirements to buy a car with a cleaner engine, climate change affects most, if not all, Spaniards today. Naturally, the academic field concerning climate...

Spanish Climate Migrants Strongly Correlated with Climate Justice
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Spanish Climate Migrants Strongly Correlated with Climate Justice

Much of Spain is at risk for climate disasters and changing landscapes over the coming decades, yet most of their climate justice efforts still focus on emerging economies rather than their home country. This focus re-purposes leftover enthusiasm for the COP25, hosted in Madrid in December 2019, and also stems from the fact that Spain...

Time Will Tell When and How Spain Moves Forward in Terms of The Economy and Climate Change Efforts
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Time Will Tell When and How Spain Moves Forward in Terms of The Economy and Climate Change Efforts

*Note: Article written April 18, 2020; as this is an evolving situation, data and situations may have changed by the publication of this article. Spain has been one of the countries hardest hit by the COVID–19 pandemic worldwide. As of mid-April, Spain had contributed nearly 200,000 cases of the 2 million across the globe, accounting...

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