The Secretary of State for the Environment, Federico Ramos, and representatives of the Spanish companies that make up the Spanish Group for Green Growth, which includes Ferrovial, has presented plans to follow to the European Commission in terms of climate change to move towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy. According to Valentín Alfaya, Manager for Quality and the Environment, "During this visit we had the privilege to meet in a relaxed atmosphere with four European Commissioners in addition to the Vice President Katainen, on the energy and environmental future of the EU, with an eye on the 2030 agenda and the need to reach a binding agreement on climate change in the Paris summit to be held later this year. It has been an excellent opportunity to convey our expectations to the new Commission, and understand what will be the common themes of governing the Union". The Spanish Group for Green Growth aims to develop, together with the Government, the strategy to follow on the European Commission's Climate and Energy agreement in 2030 and the global agreement that is expected to be approved in Paris this year. In addition, the group exchanges information related to climate change, identifies market opportunities and provides suggestions for the design of effective and realistic policies. The Secretary of State for the Environment said during the meeting that "the great challenges of this century include climate change, reducing emissions and environmental conservation. In this regard, it is strategic for Spain to have a business sector that is well positioned in this area. The constitution of the Spanish Group for Green Growth marks the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between the private sector and the public administration."