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FCC participates in the eighth Greencities urban intelligence and sustainability congress

09/06/2017

FCC participates in the eighth Greencities urban intelligence and sustainability congress

FCC participated in the eighth Greencities Urban Intelligence and Sustainability Forum on 7th and 8th of June in Malaga, one of the main national meetings that focus on the use of new technologies in sustainable municipal management. The congress was attended by prestigious institutions, authorities, companies and professionals in the field.

 

 

FCC participates in the eighth Greencities urban intelligence and sustainability congress

With more than 115 years’ experience in providing municipal services, FCC uses technological innovation to improve the lives of people, and to make cities more sustainable and socially responsible places that respect their natural surroundings and help to preserve the environment.

The presence of FCC at this congress reaffirms its involvement and responsibility with a sector which it has been committed to since its inception. The sustainable development of smart cities remains of great importance to FCC’s Environmental Services business area. 

In this congress, FCC Group had an exhibition stand offering information to those interested in its work in the environment and urban services sectors. It also participated in the discussion panel on the circular economy in which FCC Medio Ambiente Area II Director Manuel Ramírez represented FCC.

The circular economy is hailed as one of the viable solutions in the fight against climate change to limit the increase of global temperature to between 1.5 and 2 °C by the end of the century. It is estimated that around 50% of greenhouse gas emissions are associated with the consumption of raw materials.

About FCC Environment

The FCC Group is a world leader in municipal services. The company’s Environmental services area, FCC Environment, has provided municipal services for over 100 years and has based its success on a commitment to innovation and on helping cities to be smarter, more sustainable and more socially responsible. It currently serves 59 million persons in more than 5,000 municipalities in 13 countries. FCC Environment has a network of more than 200 recovery and recycling plants that annually process more than 24 million tonnes of waste as a resource, and produce almost three million tonnes of recycled material and refuse-derived fuels (RDF), including 10 Energy–from-Waste (EfW) projects with a capacity of more than 2.6 million tonnes and a production of 300 MW of electricity.

Photo caption: José María Lassalle, Secretary of State for Information and Digital Agenda, and Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Malaga City, visiting the FCC stand.