The healthcare, social and economic crisis, which is currently our main focus of attention, must not make us forget our strategic commitments as a society, and one of these commitments is the fight against climate change.
Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges facing humankind. Hope and quality of life have improved considerably for most of the world’s population, however we are already seeing how the negative consequences of our lifestyle impacts on the environment and in particular, on the most vulnerable sectors of the population. And this situation is worsening at an increasingly faster pace. To limit environmental damage, firm lines of action must be launched that aim to achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2050, which will mean a far-reaching social and energy transformation.
Transport is one of the pillars of our economy and of our society, but conversely, it represents one of the main sources of pollution. Today, 24% of all CO2 emissions in the European Union come from transport, and of these, 72% are produced by road transport, which is why steps must be taken to reduce such emissions.
By David Valle Rodríguez, Managing Director for Industry,Energy and Mines of the Autonomous Community of Madrid