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What is the Global Energy and Climate Change Workshop?

The Telefónica Global Energy and Climate Change Workshop is a yearly meeting of the company’s leaders in energy transformation and other principal collaborating companies.

The event’s main goal is to take advantage of the current opportunities that abound in this field and to encourage innovation in order to reduce Telefónica’s energy consumption and carbon footprint at a global level. At this event, presentations are given on the most recent initiatives in renewable energies and energy efficiency.

It will be a moment for analysis and for setting new challenges: the event brings together the different areas of the company that are responsible for network infrastructure, finances, purchasing and sustainability.

Each year the event brings together more than 250 people from all the countries where Telefónica is present, so after 10 years of meetings, we can say our Global Energy and Climate Change Workshop is clearly an established and key event for promoting a low-carbon economy at Telefónica.

Why energy and climate change at Telefónica?


Telefónica seeks a world where technology contributes to protect the planet through efficiency, digital solutions, emission reduction and alignment with the global commitment to mitigate the effects of climate change, not exceeding 2ºC of temperature (2DS) , according to the Paris Agreement.

As an example of our commitment, we set energy and climate change objectives that are not only compatible with the expansion of the network and the quality of the service, but also help us to be more competitive:

Reduce energy consumption per unit of traffic by 50%.

Decoupling our growth of greenhouse gas emissions, reducing them by 30% in absolute terms by 2020 and by 50% by 2030.

Savings of €90MM thanks to energy efficiency projects.

Betting on renewable energies as a sustainable source for our business, using 50% of electricity from renewable sources in 2020 and 100% in 2030.


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To make all this possible, in Telefónica we have a Climate Change Office, which promotes the Energy Efficiency Program and the Renewable Energy Plan, which have allowed us to achieve our goals by 2020 before the scheduled date, with our latest results:

  • We reduced our energy consumption per unit of traffic by 64%.

  • We decoupled our growth from our emissions by reducing our CO2 emissions by 37%

  • A total of 740 projects have been launched, saving more than €553MM.

  • We increased our electricity from renewable sources to 58%, which is equivalent to the average annual consumption of 286,383 households.



Telefónica’s emissions without our renewable energy and energy efficiency plan would have been 80% higher. This shows that renewable energies are the key to achieve decarbonization of our activity and reduce the carbon footprint in absolute terms.


Telefónica’s emissions without our renewable energy plan would have been 80% higher.


Date and location


Location: Hotel Barceló Renacimiento. Seville, Spain.
Date: 9th, 10th and 11th of October, 2019
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