Barcelona facing climate change

Given the challenges posed by the climate emergency, Barcelona is taking measures to reduce emissions but also to adapt to the effects the city is already experiencing and will increasingly experience. Barcelona is therefore becoming a proactive city that adopts a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change and assumes its responsibility in that regard; a city that can find opportunities in difficulties and adapts to new climate conditions intelligently, generating co-benefits for people and socio-economic activity.

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Climate Plan

El Pla Clima pretén ser una visió integradora de les mesures per fer front al canvi climàtic, que permeti assolir els objectius del nou Pacte d’Alcaldes i Alcaldesses per l’Energia i el Clima que ha signat l’Ajuntament de Barcelona.

Barcelona has a specific plan for the climate emergency, the Climate Plan 2018-2030, the four key areas of which are mitigation, adaptation, citizen action and climate justice.

Barcelona's strategy for tackling climate change:

  • Focuses on people, because climate change directly affects the health and quality of life of citizens.
  • Seeks to comprehensively transform the city in order to tackle the risks and turn them into opportunities.
  • Speeds up efficiency, renovation and the introduction of renewable energies so we are better adapted.
  • Approaches this through a process of co-production with city residents.

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Actualitat

Sewerage and drainage systems to be adapted to reduce the risks posed by the climate emergency

11/07/2020 - 10:53 h

Climate emergency. The new sanitation plan aims to halve the risks posed by torrential rainfall, which is expected to increase by 17%.

New subsidy call relating to the climate

28/06/2020 - 12:13 h

Climate emergency. An initiative seeking to provide incentives for projects which help combat the climate emergency.

Barcelona Energia

Barcelona Energia drops its electricity prices

20/06/2020 - 10:18 h

Climate emergency. The metropolitan electricity distributor is offering a new tariff for SMEs, businesses and the self-employed.

New subsidies for urban innovation projects

10/06/2020 - 12:54 h

Digital innovation. Subsidies of up to 80% will go to winning projects with budgets no greater than 100,000 euros and which can be executed in a year.

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FAQs

But... hasn’t Earth survived many episodes of climate change? Why should we be worried?

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What can a city like Barcelona do in response to a global problem like climate change?

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What are the biggest challenges that Barcelona will have to face in relation to climate change?

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What are the biggest climate justice challenges that Barcelona will have to face in relation to climate change?

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