Spain Global incorporates the Ecological Transition as a new priority and transversal axis of the external action, in a strategy coordinated by the Minister of Ecological Transition in functions, Teresa Ribera, the Secretary of State for Global Spain, Irene Lozano, and responsible for the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Industry and Commerce.

The Ecological Transition will be part of the strategy of the Secretary of State of Global Spain, in a transversal and priority way, in the action of external reputation of Spain coordinated by Irene Lozano.

This has been agreed in a meeting under the presidency of the Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, which has taken place in the Office of Global Spain in which they have participated, in addition to the Minister and Secretary of State, Irene Lozano : Xiana Méndez, Secretary of State for Commerce; María Luna, Secretary of State for the Economy; Valvanera Ulargui, director of the Spanish Office of Climate Change; Aina Calvo, general director of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development and Cristina Gallach, high commissioner of the Government for the 2030 Agenda.

The importance of the effects of climate change in Spain and its repercussion, not only nationally, on the current climate emergency situation, made it inexcusable for Spain Global to make the Ecological Transition one of its key messages.

The meeting has addressed the importance of highlighting in the international arena the efforts made by Spain to place the ecological transition as a key vector for the modernization of the political, economic and social life of the country.

The foundations have also been laid for a coordinated public diplomacy in this aspect, which also includes commercial, economic and foreign cooperation action.

The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030, which the Government presented to the European Commission last February, guarantees for Spain a stable and accurate regulatory framework for the decarbonisation of its economy and defines a roadmap for the next decade. The Plan is completed with the Just Transition Strategy for a supportive accompaniment ensuring that people and territories can take advantage of the opportunities of this transition, without anyone being left behind.

The Spanish Integral National Energy and Climate Plan has been the most ambitious of those presented by the 28 Member States, placing our country at the forefront of measures to combat climate change. The document provides the appropriate signals to attract investor confidence in new sustainable technologies to our country.

The commitment of Spain with the 2030 Agenda and with sustainability it is firm. At an international level, Spain is leading the green transformation. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) of 2018, prepared by the Universities of Yale and Columbia in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, places Spain in the 12th position among 180 countries from 24 indicators that determine environmental health and ecological vitality .

At the meeting, Minister Ribera thanked the efforts of the administrations to place the fight against climate change as a backbone of the external reputation of our country, while stressing the need for Spain to provide solutions to global problems through the promotion of a sustainable and respectful growth with the environment that guarantees a social justice and cooperation and peace.

For its part, the Secretary of State of Spain Global has committed to project the achievements of the Spanish Strategy against Climate Change and to mainstream it in terms of foreign action in our country.

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