As delegates convene at UN-backed climate talks in Poland this week, the Spanish will have a new trophy in hand: a renewable energy plan that seeks to reverse years of rising emissions. Spain’s proposals, set to be adopted by the cabinet in coming weeks, spell out an ambitious target to draw 100 per cent of the country’s electricity from renewables by 2050. The plan also aims to cut emissions by more than 90 per cent over the same period. Some of Spain’s agricultural lands also risk turning into desert as the continent heats up and water becomes more scarce, says Teresa Ribera, minister for the ecological transition. “Fresh water is not secure in 20 years’ time unless we organise things differently.” The new plan, called the Climate Change and Energy Transition Law, sets out sweeping targets for how to wean the Spanish economy off fossil fuels, while also providing financial support and training to people whose jobs could be threatened by the change. Financial Times

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