This file photo from 2017 shows the Barrios de Luna reservoir, near Leon, at 9.1 percent of capacity [Eloy Alonso/Reuters]
Madrid, Spain – With higher-than-average increases in temperature, steadily advancing desertification and rising risks of drought and sea flooding, few would disagree that Spain is on the front line of Europe’s battle against climate change.
But while government officials point to the ongoing COP25 conference as a sign of Spain’s firm engagement in the battle against global warming, continuing political deadlock means the country’s long wait for a law to fight climate change on home turf continues.
In November, Spain held its fourth general election in four years, which was won by the Socialist Party. But the Socialists’ repeated failure to secure