Policy matters


Vitoria-Gasteiz is a sustainable city that has worked for years on a city model that also embraces its landscape, even as it grows. At times, during the 20th Century, the city’s population multiplied by four in just a decade, but planning ensured that it stayed inside city limits in order to...
Catalonia seeks to promote greener goods and services through eco-labelling
An eco-label from Catalonia, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2014, seeks to promote goods and services from the region by highlighting their environmental credentials. The eco-label, the Emblem of Guarantee of Environmental Quality, was established in 1994 by the Catalan regional...
Spanish tax benefits for the environmentally minded
Spain is set to increase tax rebates for those companies that invest in the environment. This is the latest Spanish measure to match those already made in the automotive sector. The Spanish Parliament has voted to double the tax rebate offered to companies for environmental spending. The...