Climate change

Although none of Ferrovial's industrial sites or activities falls under the scope of the greenhouse gases emission trading scheme, the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol will require, in the medium and long term, further regulatory pressure concerning diffuse GHG emissions, which are not regulated by the emission trading scheme, in sectors such as transportation, housing and waste management where the company does operate.  Since 2004, Ferrovial has developed diverse policies for optimising energy use and reducing diffuse GHG emissions in industries such as airports, toll roads, housing or waste management. Among them are:

  • The British airport (BAA) strategy in relation with climate change and C02 emissions.

  • Energy use plans.

  • The strategy for reducing emissions through green energy generation.

On 4 December, Ferrovial signed the Bali Declaration on Climate Change. The declaration guarantees that the scientific evidence is irrefutable and that climate change represents very serious risks, both social and environmental and economic, which demands an immediate global response since the evidence shown by the Inter-Government Panel on Climate Change" makes it necessary to reduce emissions by at least 50% by 2050.

Another 150 companies from all over the world and 15 Spanish companies have also signed this declaration which came from the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry and the United Kingdom Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.

Permanent forum for sustainability

Permanent forum for sustainability

The permanent forum for sustainability in Spain gathered various experts in the Botanical Gardens of Madrid to debate how sustainability of the cities will be achieved in the future. According to town planners, environmental quality is one of the most important challenges that metropolises must face.