Spain's Acciona aims to slash GHG emissions by 60% by 2030

Wind turbines at ACCIONA’s Bannur Wind Farm. Source: Acciona (www.acciona.com)

December 6 (Renewables Now) - Spanish renewables and infrastructure group Acciona SA (BME:ANA) has pledged to cut its direct and energy consumption greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60% and value chain emissions by 47% in the 2017-2030 period.

The company had its commitment ratified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), it announced this week in the framework of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid.

Acciona further said it will offset any emissions it can not reduce and assume the costs of polluting by purchasing certified emission reductions under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The company is also engaged in the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C: Our Only Future" campaign that calls business leaders to adopt science-based targets to cap the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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