Spain Takes On Car Control

Annie Robichaud, News Writer

  Spain took action with a city car ban that took place in early November. The vehicles that will be allowed belong to residents who live there, as well as delivery vehicles, taxis, and public transit. An estimated 58,000 vehicles were driven daily in the city before the ban. Under the current climate change plan, Madrid aims to cut greenhouse gases to at least 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

  With the world’s population exponentially increasing, Spain is setting an example for change. A New York Times article stated, “Three years after nearly 200 countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, they are still far off-track from preventing severe global warming in the decades ahead.” The Paris Accord is an agreement within the United Nations to help with climate change, greenhouse gases, and finance.         

  Although the U.S. is not apart of the Paris Accord, there are many environmental alternatives to fight against climate change.