Post-earthquake humanitarian aid
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Tuppadahalli wind farm, situated in the state of Karnataka, is in operation since 2011. Since 2017, the Energy division of ACCIONA has a collaboration agreement with the NGO Child Fund India to implement the Corporate Social Responsibility policy in the country by which 0,2% of the profits obtained from the activity of the wind farm must be addressed to social actions.
Due to the massive floods of August 2018 in the state of Kerala and Karnataka, ACCIONA contributed with financial resources with the objective of helping the most affected villages around the Tupadahalli wind farm. 1.45 millions of people were moved and relocated in more than 5.645 camps. A total of 981 villages were affected.
With the help of ACCIONA, Child Fund India provided humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable families and children in the districts of Wayanad in Kerala and Kodagu in Karnataka.
The financial support helped Child Fund India to reach 135 families, approximately 555 people from the population, providing different kitsto each of them:
- 1 hygiene Kit: shampoo, towel, tooth paste, tooth brushes, sanitary towel for adult women, sanitary napkins for adolescent girls, comb kit, washing powder, bathing cum handwashing soap, water purification tablets, candles, plastic bucket, plastic mug, plastic jug, jerry can with lid,zipper bag.
- 1 mosquito net
- 1 household utensil kit: cooking utensilset, plates, glasses,spoons.
Before proceeding with the distribution of the kits, Child Fund India carried out a study to select the most affected beneficiaries within all the affected areas. Due to heavy rains, the distribution in Kodagu was affected, being able to help a smaller number of families.
With these actions, ACCIONA reflects its commitment to the communities in which it operates, trying to improve its well-being and minimizing negative impacts.