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Kepa Solaun spoke before the Congress of Deputies to promote the Law of Climate Change and Energy Transition

29 June 2017 | Adaptation

On Wednesday, June 21st, Kepa Solaun, Partner and General Director of Factor CO2, had an intervention before the Commission for the Study of Climate Change of the Congress of Deputies, where he discussed possible contents to incorporate into the future Draft Law of Climate Change and Energy Transition.

Kepa Solaun was in favor of drafting the law, which he sees as a great opportunity to address strategic issues in the country in the medium and long term. In this sense, he insisted on the need for a transverse law, not limited to environmental aspects, but to introduce innovations in aspects such as energy, transport, risk management, land management or building.

Among the most relevant aspects of his intervention, the most important is the adaptation to climate change. In application of the principles of precaution and prevention, he mentioned the need to integrate adaptation to the impacts of climate change with sectoral regulations.

In relation to mitigation, he emphasized the need to reduce emissions in diffuse sectors, he proposed the application of tools such as carbon budgets and consideration of the social cost of carbon in policy initiatives, among others.

 

Bellow you will find the link to the video of the intervention before the Commission for the Study of Climate Change of the Congress of Deputies:

Http://www.congreso.es/wc/htdocs/web/jsp/canalParlamento/reproductorDirectoAkamai/player_diferidomp4.jsp?codSesion=6&codOrgano=357&fechaSesion=21/06/2017&mp4=mp4&idLegislaturaElegida=12

Also, we would like to share the link to the session diary of the congress of deputies, where you will find the full text of the session held:

Http://www.wearefactor.com/docs/Diario_Congreso_Diputados_KS.PDF

 

Factor is a group specialized in providing ideas and services in the face of climate change since 2004, through a wide international network of offices and collaborators.

We have extensive experience in advising both public and private clients, in understanding climate information and its implications.  We offer support in carrying out specialized studies on climate and vulnerability, as well as in the development of strategies and action plans for climate change adaptation.

 

 

Source: Factor CO2