Spain: The First Victim of Climate Change?

Minister Teresa Ribera highlights Spain’s attempts to provide a just transition and grapple with the effects of climate change.

Spain hasn’t featured prominently within Europe’s sustainable investing movement, having reversed its renewable energy ambitions and focused on an economy recovery post the Great Financial Crisis. But that is neither fair nor accurate. Learn how Spain has emerged as a leader behind the Just Transition and why its finance sector is now more sustainability aware, recognizing that Spain may be one of the first victims of climate change.

 

Recording date: 04 Dec 2018 / 27 Jun 2019

 

Teresa Ribera

Appointed in June 2018, Teresa Ribera is Spain’s Minister for the Ecological Transition. Since 2014, she was the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations. Teresa served as the Spanish Secretary of State for Climate Change between 2008 and 2011 where she was responsible for environment and climate policy.

 

Cirus Andreu

Cirus Andreu is the Chief Investment Officer of Banca Sabadell Asset Management.

 

Jordi Balcells

Jordi Balcells is the Head of Credit and Head of Responsible Investment for VidaCaixa, one of the largest pension funds in Spain.

 

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