Ribera: Spain must have a decarbonized economy no later than 2050

Madrid, Apr 28 (EFE).- Spain must complete the transition to a carbon-free economy by the year 2050, the country’s Minister For Ecological Transition said Wednesday.

Speaking at a forum organized by the Instituto Cervantes, consultancy KPMG and Agencia Efe, Teresa Ribera said it was up to the government to provide the frameworks to achieve that goal.

“Spain has to be a decarbonized economy no later than 2050,” Ribera said, adding that it is “the government’s responsibility to offer paths that explain how to achieve those goals convincingly and reasonably so they attract and transform, so that they’re not just a pie in the sky that don’t go anywhere and discourage actions.”

To achieve these ambitious targets, the minister highlighted the “speed” with which green technologies are being developed, which “previously seemed impossible to integrate into the system”, as well as the awareness of climate impacts of transportation “both from a technological and cultural point of view”. EFE


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