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United Nations certificates Seville Metro’s carbon neutrality

April 15, 2021
United Nations certificates Seville Metro’s carbon neutrality

The United Nations has awarded Seville Metro the neutral agent certificate in the carbon footprint. This decision was taken due to the compensatory measures implemented to minimise direct CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions into the atmosphere.

The Seville Metro, managed by the Government of Andalusia, has neutralised 200 tonnes of CO2 from its direct emissions by 2020.

Since 2015, the Seville Metro has been contracting its electricity supply from fully renewable energy suppliers, with a guarantee of origin certificate. In this way, it avoids 5,000 tonnes of indirect emissions annually, mainly originating in the electricity production process, which is necessary for its activity.

The Metro is committed to climate change and has optimised its electricity consumption, reducing it by 9% in the last financial year, from 13.9 GWh in 2019 to 12.7 GWh in 2020. Since 2013, the cumulative reduction in energy consumption has been 30%.

From 2020, the Seville Metro will be part of the Science Based Technology Initiative (SBTi). Also, it uses LED lights in all stations.