With this new post, now that we are approaching the end of 2016, I would like to recall the importance of the approval of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the conference of the parties (COP21), held just one year ago, in December 2015 in Paris, which renewed the goals of the Kyoto Protocol and established a worldwide action plan to limit global warming well below 2ºC above the levels of the pre-industrial era at the end of this century.
Many of those of us who live in the city sense the positive effects that contact with nature has on our health. For example, we sense how walking in the park helps us to recharge our batteries and relax. These effects are increasingly shown by scientific studies. Prolonged exposure to green spaces increases longevity, above all in relation to cardiovascular problems, improves the perceived general state of health (that which is measured on the basis of the patient’s own perception), contributes to mental health, increases the ability to confront problems, reduces stress and it has also been proven that it improves the ability of children to concentrate.
The future prospects of agriculture in Spain inexorably point in the same direction. This can be unmistakably discerned from social change which leads, as I already mentioned in previous articles, to the path of “smartization” of the sector.