A green future for Majorca
A green revolution is taking place on the island of Majorca with a range of measures moving the popular tourist destination towards a zero emissions and renewable energy future.
The Council of Majorca has been helping town halls across the island install Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points and has started an initiative to install solar panels at key sites. The target for 2050 is to reduce emissions by 90%, increase efficiency in energy consumption by 40%, compared to 2005 levels, and use 100% renewable energy.
Sandra Espeja leads on environmental issues for the council.
She said: “It is very clear that we cannot deny climate change is happening and so we need practical, local action in order to transform the energy system. We also need the EU to pass strong and ambitious regulations to help us move towards a new energy model for a more sustainable Mallorca and planet.”
The city of Zaragoza
Zaragoza is stepping up for climate, watch our video with Pedro Santisteve, Mayor of the capital of northeastern Spain's Aragon region.
In almost a decade since they became one of the first cities to sign up to the Covenant of Mayors, the city has taken strides to address their climate impact.