m2 of green spaces
Maintainence of +30,000 trees
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
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.
Since 2009, ACCIONA has maintained parks and gardens in León, taking care of its green heritage. It manages more than two million square metres of green space and 30,000 trees.
The human team responsible for the service has received extensive training on the local characteristics of the land-vegetation area. Pioneering pruning techniques are applied and electrical machinery is used to minimise the carbon footprint, applying ACCIONA's innovation, efficiency and sustainability criteria, which contributes to reducing the environmental impact of the city.
- Client: León Town Hall.
- Location: León, Spain
- Services: Park and garden maintenance
- Contract start year: 2009
- Scope: 130 ha. and 27,000 trees