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

InfoBarcelona January 2020

07/02/2020 - 16:40 h

The year started with the declaration of the climate emergency and a robust set of measures to counter the effects of climate change.

Senyals ZBE

Half of vehicles without DGT badges out of circulation in the city

05/02/2020 - 15:21 h

Climate emergency. The implementation of the permanent low emission zone has led to a 19% drop in NOx emissions.

Obrim carrers, Barcelona, pacificació

‘Open Streets’ is back in March!

05/02/2020 - 14:58 h

Mobility and transport. Over the first weekend in March, besides Via Laietana and C/ Gran de Gràcia, the initiatives will also extend to C/ Aragó and C/ Creu Coberta, filling these streets with activities.

This Saturday, 1 February, we’re Opening up Streets!

30/01/2020 - 10:42 h

Climate emergency. Via Laietana and Carrer Gran de Gràcia are the first two streets taking part in the Open Streets project, an initiative to give the streets back to the people.

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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