Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions have dropped down for the first time since 1990 in Spain.

4 months ago

The Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITECO) has recently published in the Government Delegate Commission for Economic Affairs (CDGAE) the data for the period 1990 – 2020 of the National Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and other polluting gases in Spain.

 

This publication shows the figure of 275.3 million tons of CO2 at national level in 2020. This represents a reduction of 12.4% compared to the year 2019, considering a decrease of 5.2% with respect to 1990, and 37.8% less than in the year 2005.

These figures are due to the impact of the current pandemic, the 19% reduction in transport emissions, and the decrease in electricity demand, among other consequences.

 

The importance of reducing CO2 emissions in freight transportation

 

According to MITECO, the transport sector in Spain accounts for 25% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Spain.

In order to avoid a global temperature increase above the 1.5ºC set, we have a responsibility to reduce the number of greenhouse gases (GHG) we emit, both at EccoNetwork and globally.

 

At EccoNetwork, we strive every day since our foundation to generate environmental awareness, driving the change towards a more sustainable model by calculating and reducing CO2 emissions in international freight transport.

Thanks to our platform, developed with the most advanced technology in the industry, we help and guide our members on their way to decarbonizing their supply chain, adding value to the products and services they offer to their customers.

 

In the last six months alone, our members have calculated more than 400.000 tons of CO2 and have managed to reduce more than 290.000 tons of CO2 through our specialized platform.

 

In 2022, we aim to double these figures in order to continue to be the pioneer and referent network of sustainable forwarders in the sector worldwide.

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