The Network of Sparsely Populated Areas of Southern Europe (SSPA) has defended the Role of rural areas in environmental conservation and the prominence to be given in this sense during the celebration of the Climate Summit that is being held in Madrid.

In this regard, the general director of the Federation of Sorian Business Organizations (FOES) He has participated in the conference 'Levers to move Spain-Innovation, industry and education in the face of the demographic challenge' together with other personalities such as Paloma Cabello or former Minister Josep Piqué and moderated by the CEO of the I + E Innovation Foundation Spain, Renato of the Bino.

In fact, the representative of the SSPA Network on this day was an active part along with the other speakers of the same for the realization of the report of the Foundation i + e Palancas to move Spain.

María Ángeles Fernández took advantage of her intervention at this climate summit to highlight the important role played by rural areas and depopulated territories to oxygenate the planet in general and our country in particular, being important levers to fight against climate change.

In addition to this, the SSPA Network contributed its vision on the priority lines that the Government of Spain should face to take care of these territories, promoting development that, applying solidarity policies with the depopulated areas, would also be sustainable.

Key piece

Fernández said that the rural and unpopulated areas become key and essential areas to comply with the Paris Agreement and therefore also to take measures for the protection of the environment.

In this sense, the SSPA already takes into account the environmental protection in its position document in which it points out that between the strategic lines for the development of the territory, compensation for CO2 uptake could not be lacking, emphasizing that most of The absorption of this excess of emissions into the atmosphere comes from the most unpopulated rural areas.

For this reason, they request formulas that positively reverse these areas, proposing a new concept of territorial responsibility to corporate social responsibility, introducing investment in sparsely populated public or private companies in sparsely populated areas as a driving element of a smart, sustainable and inclusive development.

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