This 2nd Forum of the Spanish Green Growth Group, opened by Pablo Saavedra Inaraja, Secretary of State for the Environment, looked at several pressing issues around the economic “green” growth model, such as risks and opportunities, significant changes in energy, tax and financial regulations, “decarbonisation”, green jobs or the circular economy, amongst others.
Maria Luz Castilla, partner at PwC and member of the GECV Board, presented the report Green Growth: Spain today and in the future prepared in recent months by the GECV (freely available on its official website at www.grupocrecimientoverde.org). This was followed by two round table discussions with the well-known TV presenter Mónica López Moyana as moderator.
In the first of these debates, Pedro Linares (UPC), Óscar Martín (Ecoembes), Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera (Iberdrola) and Ángel Pes (CaixaBank) talked about green policies and European legislation, as well as about current trends in the energy and financial sectors. Isaac Navarro (Contazara) expressed the views of SMEs on these issues.
The second debate saw an exchange of views on current environmental policies, decarbonisation and green jobs between Eduardo Gonzalez (OECC), Joaquín Nieto (ILO Spain) and Enrique Segovia (WWF). Geert Peamen (Telefónica) and Carmen Becerril (Acciona) stressed the importance of technological advances and the energy mix.