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Iberdrola Chairman at UN Urges World Leaders and Global Community to Join Escalated Action against Climate Change

Iberdrola Chairman at UN Urges World Leaders and Global Community to Join Escalated Action against Climate Change

09/19/2017

Iberdrola Chairman at UN Urges World Leaders and Global Community to Join Escalated Action against Climate Change

  • “The fight against global warming is a shared responsibility that must involve all sectors of the economy. We all need to make a significant contribution,” said Ignacio Galán

Today, Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio S. Galán participated in high level discussions at an international forum hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General at the opening of the UN General Assembly in New York, NY USA.

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Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio S. Galán joins SEforAll CEO Rachel Kyte to support clean energy for every ...

Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio S. Galán joins SEforAll CEO Rachel Kyte to support clean energy for everyone on the planet. (Photo: Business Wire)

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and leading CEOs, investors, heads of state and government, senior UN leadership and civil society representatives gathered for interactive discussions on building sustainable financial markets to accelerate the fight against climate change while creating value for society as a whole.

The forum, themed Financing the 2030 Agenda: Unlocking Prosperity, was heavily focused on detailing strategies to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals previously outlined by the global community, calling for responsible investment, long-term market approaches and personal leadership to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and reverse global warming. The global community needs to deliver innovative forms of financing at an unprecedented scale while redirecting existing financial flows and business initiatives to be consistent with sustainable development.

Iberdrola’s participation is the latest action taken, under the stewardship of Chairman Galán, to provide leadership on the issue of climate change across the world. As one of the four largest utilities worldwide, having the world’s largest renewables asset base, Iberdrola has reaffirmed its full commitment to the decarbonisation of the economy.

“The fight against global warming is a shared responsibility that must involve all sectors of the economy,” said Chairman Galán, placing a call to action to both public and private sectors. “Jointly we can make a significant contribution by embracing the opportunities of the clean economy and developing essential policy frameworks that improve attractiveness for investment, creating value for all.”

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