The ONU designates June 5 as World Environment Day, an important date for the United Nations that calls for raising awareness among governments, businesses and society about the importance of promoting climate and environmental actions.
On December 15, 1977, World Environment Day was established by the United Nations (UN). This day has been celebrated since 1974 on 5 June each year, the date on which the Stockholm Conference began in 1972, whose central theme was the Environment, and two days after Environment Day, the UN General Assembly also approved the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
In 2021, the UN has established ecosystem restoration with the slogan “Reimagin, recreate, restore”. Restoring ecosystems means preventing, stopping and reversing this damage, moving from exploiting nature to curing it. To this end, and precisely on this day, the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) will kick off, a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmland, from the top of mountains to the depths of the sea. Only with healthy ecosystems can we improve people’s livelihoods, counter climate change and halt the collapse of biodiversity.
Subject to our commitment to the Environment we have set ourselves the goal of installing 500 charging stations in the Dominican Republic by the end of 2021, and continuing our promise to be the most advanced and sophisticated network in the country that allows you to get where you want in a sustainable and reliable way, moving towards a more environmentally responsible future.
In addition, as part of our commitment we signed an agreement with the Punta Cana – Macao Energy Consortium (CEPM) and the Bayahíbe Electricity Company (CEB) to promote the massification of chargers that contribute to the development of sustainable electric mobility, provide renewable energy to chargers and promote their massification for the use of collaborators , customers, representatives and citizens in general. Today we have more than 30 charging stations in the concession area of both companies.
Also, many of our affiliates have renewable energy source on their premises that power our chargers.
Today about 80% of the population of Latin America lives in urban areas and every day, the percentage of greenhouse gas emissions generated by transport grows. Latin America and the Caribbean needs to move towards more efficient, cleaner and sustainable mobility. This will also allow it to respond to the health problems associated with air pollution, which today claims the lives of 300,000 people a year in the region.
The transport sector is the one that has the greatest weight in greenhouse gas emissions and represents more than 25% of emissions in the world, so that electric mobility is an ideal solution to achieve the goal of reducing in 25% GHG emissions by 2030.
Thanks to the growth of the network of charging stations, in the last 5 years there are already thousands of electric vehicles circulating on the streets, this action contributes directly to saving greenhouse gases.
In the Dominican Republic there is a circulation of more than 23 brands of electric vehicles. What has generated that there are around 5,300 cars and electric motors, where more than 2,500 are only vehicles.
At the end of 2021, we have set the goal of installing 500 charging stations throughout the Dominican Republic, to date we have installed more than 250 stations throughout the country. Thanks to this number of charging stations for electric vehicles, we have managed to save more than 150,532.89 kg of CO2, thus providing an impact with a positive footprint on the environment.
The International Days give the opportunity to sensitize the general public on topics of great interest, such as human rights, sustainable development or health. At the same time, they seek to draw the attention of the media and governments to publicize unsolved problems that require the implementation of concrete political measures.