Cadiz, an example of sustainable gardening
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
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Today, cities represent 3 % of the planet's surface and concentrate more than 50 % of the population. A figure that will rise to 70 % by 2050. In addition, cities generate more than 80 % of the world's gross domestic product (GDP).
In addition to facilitating access to essential services for life - such as energy and water - ACCIONA contributes to making cities places of productive well-being in which to live, favouring people's socio-economic development.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts 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 emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works 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.
ACCIONA provides conservation and maintenance services for the green areas and trees of the capital of Cádiz. It takes care of the gardening and maintenance of green areas, care of roadways, conservation of parks, areas for the release of dogs, hydraulic infrastructure associated with irrigation, etc.
The service has new machinery and 100% electric vehicles to carry out the conservation work.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, will incorporate sustainable gardening standards into the service. It will minimise the use of chemical products and herbicides as well as enhance the city's tree network by using non-invasive environmental engineering techniques. This will be carried out as part of an Integrated Pest Management Plan, which includes the use of ecological herbicides as an alternative to glyphosate, a less polluting and less invasive product for the soil, as it does not contain residues or heavy metals.
- Customer: Cadiz City Council
- Location: Cádiz. Spain
- Services: Maintenance and management of green areas
- Contract start year: 2020
Technology and innovation
Geographic Information System
Trees and green areas software manager that will integrate data from the Location Information System, which will allow tracking tasks and incidents, available from mobile devices.
Green areas of Cádiz in images
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ACCIONA will carry out the maintenance of green areas in Cadiz
The service, which begins to be offered today, will incorporate new machinery, 100% electric vehi...