Juanma Moreno with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. / SUR

Junta head commits to climate change targets at COP26 summit in Glasgow

Juanma Moreno said, 'Andalucía is a pioneer in this fight and we will continue to be the spearhead, because we are the most vulnerable region in Spain and Europe'

JOSÉ LUIS PIEDRA

The President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has shown the commitment of his regional government in the fight against climate change and set a target of a 41 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for 2030 in the region, an objective included in the recently approved Andalusian Climate Action Plan.

The Junta’s head was in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Sunday (7 November) participating in the XXVI Climate Summit of the United Nations (UN), the so-called COP26. Moreno also held a bilateral meeting with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

Speaking at the climate summit Moreno highlighted the "greater involvement" of Andalucía in the challenge of the fight against climate change that has allowed it to go beyond the objectives set out by Spain’s national government.

The Andalusian president also highlighted "we have already achieved that 61 per cent of the energy we generate in Andalucía is clean and free of CO2 emissions." In addition, he stressed that “Andalucía is a pioneer in this fight and we will continue to be the spearhead, because we are the most vulnerable region in Spain and Europe.”

Climate emergency

He added that “we are in a climate emergency situation, so it is important that Andalucía participates and actively commits itself to the fight against climate change.

Moreno pointed out that "the common objective is to make a much more sustainable planet and that the next generations - our children and grandchildren - do not suffer the catastrophe caused by climate change.”

The Andalusian president's agenda was completed on Sunday with a bilateral meeting with the President of the German State of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, and his delegation, and with the Secretary of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of California, Ware Crowfoot.