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Ferrovial

Ferrovial - Integrated annual report 2013 / Climate strategy

Ferrovial’s activities are closely associated with some of the main man-made sources of carbon emissions. Globally, passenger transport generates around 25% of total emissions and has also been the fastest growing source of emissions over the last two decades. Should the current trend remain unchecked, it is estimated that the various modes of transport (land, air and sea) will emit 9.2 gigatons of CO2 by 2030. Cities and buildings consume nearly 70% of energy and generate more than 30% of global greenhouse gases. Progressive “global urbanization” appears unstoppable. It is calculated that by 2050 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, which will undoubtedly aggravate the problem of carbon emissions, pollution and insufficient energy resources for the megacities of the future.

As a developer, operator and administrator of transport and city infrastructure, Ferrovial is aware of its responsibilities and the importance of its public commitments with regards to climate change. But it also understands that the major challenges that society will have to address over the next few decades require innovative and complex solutions. Ferrovial has the capacity, knowledge and technology to put such solutions into practice, and open the door to new business opportunities.