Joining the United Nations voluntary commitment to preserve the oceans

The ocean is fundamental to life on planet Earth and Red Eléctrica is committed to its protection, as detailed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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Red Eléctrica de España joins the voluntary commitment of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to preserve the oceans. The ocean is fundamental to life on planet Earth and its protection is part of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the leaders of all countries to fight climate change, eradicate poverty, and end inequality by 2030.

For three years, the company, in conjunction with the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB), has been developing an R+D+i project to actively recover the posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows in the Balearic Islands, in an attempt to preserve and enhance this species of vital ecological importance to the Mediterranean’s marine ecosystem. Recently, the project received the ‘Good practice of the year’ award from the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI).

The results of the study, associated with the submarine electricity interconnection project carried out by Red Eléctrica in the Balearic Islands, prove the latter’s compatibility with the posidonia meadows and the technical and economic viability of future restorations of degraded grasslands.

As a continuation of this project, Red Eléctrica will implement ‘Red Eléctrica’s MarineForest’ in collaboration with the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) and the government of the Balearic Islands. This project will aim to restore posidonia in a degraded area of Pollensa Bay (Balearic Islands), following the methodology resulting from the research conducted. This plantation will serve as a living laboratory to advance knowledge of the species and its ecology.

Red Eléctrica de España, for its part, also collaborates with the government of the Balearic Islands to promote the research and understanding of the region’s marine environment through outreach programmes and environmental education activities at the ‘Aula del Mar’, an interpretive marine ecology centre owned by the Balearic Island government.

These projects highlight Red Eléctrica’s commitment to sustainability through its environmental strategies, the fight against climate change, and the protection of biodiversity.