Iberdrola will plant more than twenty million trees to fight climate change

It’s your announcement at the Glasgow Climate Summit. The plantation will absorb the emissions equivalent to a car that goes around the planet 116 times.

Iberdrola has starred in the day dedicated to the reforestation of the Glasgow Climate Summit with the announcement of the planting of more than 20 million trees. It is one of the most relevant actions presented by a private company in this international forum.

This commitment, through his Trees Program, in which he has been working for several years, will mean the absorption of more than six million tons of carbon dioxide in 30 years and will occupy the surface of 25,000 football fields. This absorption of CO2 would mean neutralizing the emissions of a car that circled the Earth 116 times.

The Iberdrola Trees Program is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 15) and the 2030 Agenda. It is part of Iberdrola’s commitment to preserving ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as decarbonization to fight against the climate change.

Forest recovery

These plantations will mean that by 2030 there will be a balance between emissions and removals. With this action, the company is at the forefront of global efforts to reverse the problem of the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

In 2020, the electricity company planted more than 768,000 trees and, in the last ten years, it has carried out mitigation and volunteer actions that have served to plant 4.12 million trees in the world.

Iberdrola, together with innovative companies such as CO2 Revolution, will contribute to this objective with its revolutionary reforestation system based on selective sowing with drones and smart seeds. The plantations will be made with native tree and shrub species.

The company continues to lead the way towards a sustainable economy and global decarbonisation. Million-dollar investments in renewable energy, 120,000 million euros since 2001, make Iberdrola the second most sustainable energy company in Europe and the first, by far, in Spain.

In addition, the launch of a multitude of ‘green’ projects means that the company continues to lead plans for reforestation and reduction of carbon emissions, but also protecting ecosystems and helping to maintain biodiversity in areas where it operates.