ACCIONA teams up with National Geographic to fight climate change

  • ACCIONA signs an agreement to support the launch of new episodes of National Geographic Channel's "Years of Living Dangerously" in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia and Spain
  • "Years of Living Dangerously", the series from executive producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is airing globally in 171 countries and 45 languages. Hollywood celebrities along with a cast of high profile journalists highlight the problems caused by global warming and the available solutions to tackle it
  • The series is broadcasting on the National Geographic Channel since October 30th

VANCOUVER, Nov. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - ACCIONA, a global leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energies, and National Geographic have signed a collaborative agreement to promote the fight against climate change. 

The agreement involves ACCIONA's support for the launch of new episodes of National Geographic Channel's "Years of Living Dangerously" in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia and Spain; five countries in which ACCIONA has built flagship sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy projects that fit with its vision for sustainable development. The production features first-person stories, told by respected journalists and famous Hollywood names, of how climate change is impacting daily life all over the world.

ACCIONA and National Geographic's shared commitment to sustainability and environmental protection is the basis of their collaboration. Their joint action aims to raise awareness of real alternatives to global warming and provide solutions, with the support of individuals and businesses playing a crucial role. 

The premiere of "Years of Living Dangerously" in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia and Spain will be accompanied by an official event to present the series. The event will feature an exclusive broadcast of one of the episodes and a forum in which respected journalists, National Geographic special correspondents and representatives of ACCIONA will discuss solutions and examples of how to combat climate change.

The premiere screening for Canada will take place in Toronto on Tuesday, November 15th at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts.

ACCIONA and National Geographic believe in economic policies and criteria that penalize –greenhouse gas emissions and support the development of economic activities without compromising the environment.  It is hoped that the concrete examples featured in "Years of Living Dangerously", will lead to some further awareness and solutions to reduce green gas emissions to combat climate change. 

The Emmy award winning series "Years of Living Dangerously" was considered to be "the most important television series ever made." Produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the series features Hollywood celebrities, producers and journalists who unite in the awareness-raising campaign about the surrounding effects of climate change. They include: Jack Black, Gisele Bündchen, Ty Burrell, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Nikki Reed, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, Cecily Strong, Sigourney Weaver and Bradley Whitford.

Each Hollywood celebrity will share their personal stories surrounding climate change around the globe. Each episode of the series shows specific examples of the fundamental problem of global warming and the huge impact it has on the daily routines of people, as well as the large-scale damage caused by hurricanes, deforestation, energy crises, migration produced by natural disasters, desertification and biodiversity loss.

The result is an objective and candid view of the impact our species has on the planet. But it is also one of hope that our ability to analyze and act will avoid and mitigate the problems we have generated, guaranteeing the future of a world that is both liveable, and sustainable for future generations.

With a 15-year track record in renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure development in Canada, ACCIONA is known as a local partner of choice.  ACCIONA's projects combine technical excellence, carbon footprint reduction and resource conservation. ACCIONA aims to lead the transition to a low-carbon economy by investing in innovation and adopting processes and quality standards that optimise the use of resources and protect the environment in all its business activities.

About National Geographic Channels
The National Geographic Channels form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include: National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society's mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com and www.natgeowild.com

About ACCIONA
ACCIONA is a global leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects. It expertise covers the entire value chain from research, development and design to the construction, operation and maintenance of projects.  The company is present in more than 30 countries, where its business activities seek to contribute to the economic and social progress of the communities in which it operates. ACCIONA aims to lead the transition to a low-carbon economy by investing in innovation and adopting processes and quality standards that optimise the use of resources and protect the environment in all its business activities. The Company posted revenues of €6.5 billion in 2015. www.acciona.ca

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Emmanuelle Roux
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www.acciona.ca
eroux@acciona.ca

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