- ACCIONA signs an agreement to support the launch of new episodes of National Geographic Channel’s “Years of Living Dangerously” in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia and Spain
- “Years of Living Dangerously”, the series from executive producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is airing globally in 171 countries and 45 languages. Hollywood celebrities along with a cast of high profile journalists highlight the problems caused by global warming and the available solutions to tackle it
ACCIONA, a global leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energies, and National Geographic have signed a collaborative agreement to promote the fight against climate change
The agreement involves ACCIONA’s support for the launch of new episodes of National Geographic Channel’s “Years of Living Dangerously” in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia and Spain; five countries in which ACCIONA has built flagship sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy projects tah fit with its vision for sustainable development. The production features first-person stories, told by respected journalists and famous Hollywood names, of how climate change is impacting on daily life all over the world.
ACCIONA and National Geographic’s shared commitment to sustainability and environmental protection is the basis of their collaboration. Their joint action aims to raise awareness on real alternatives to global warming and provide solutions with the support of individuals and businesses playing a crucial role.
The première of “Years of Living Dangerously” in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia and Spain will be accompanied by an official event to present the series, with the exclusive broadcast of one of the episodes and a forum in which respected journalists, National Geographic special correspondents and representatives of ACCIONA will discuss solutions and examples of how to combat climate change, both in the public and private sectors, through collective and individual commitment.
ACCIONA and National Geographic believe in economic policies and criteria that penalize CO2 emissions causing global warming and support economic activities that combine development with environmental protection. It is hoped that the concrete examples featured in “Years of Living Dangerously”, which illustrate how climate change affects people, will lead to specific solutions to avoid future global warming.
“Years of Living Dangerously”, the first series of which was considered to be “the most important television series every made” and won an Emmy award in 2014 in the Outstanding Documentary Series category, is a production by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, made with the help of Hollywood stars, producers and journalists who unite in the awareness-raising campaign about the degradation of nature and the effects of climate change. They include: Jack Black, Gisele Bündchen, Ty Burrell, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Nikki Reed, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, Cecily Strong, Sigourney Weaver and Bradley Whitford.
All the celebrity hosts tell first-person stories from different places in the world where the effects of climate change are only too obvious. Each episode of the series shows specific examples of the fundamental problem of global warming and the huge impact it has on the daily routines of people, as well as the large-scale damage caused by hurricanes, deforestation, energy crises, migration produced by natural disasters, desertification and biodiversity loss.
The result is an objective and candid view of the impact our species has on the planet. But it is also one of hope that our ability to analyze and act will avoid and mitigate the problems we have generated, guaranteeing the future of a world that is both liveable, and sustainable, for future generations.
The series will air on the National Geographic Channel commencing:
Canada: Started on 30 October 2016
Australia: 25 November 2016
Mexico y Chile: 29 November 2016
Spain: 1 December 2016
About National Geographic Channels
The National Geographic Channels form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include: National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society’s mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com and www.natgeowild.com
ACCIONA is a leading group offering sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects worldwide. It covers the whole value chain of design, construction, operation and maintenance. The Company had revenues of 6.5 billion euros in 2015, with a presence in more than 30 countries. It undertakes its business activities with the commitment to contribute to the economic and social development of the communities where it operates. The aim of ACCIONA is to lead the transition toward a low-carbon economy, introducing quality criteria and innovation processes in its projects to optimize the efficient use of resources with respect for the environment. www.acciona.com