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

MES Barcelona, the new energy transformation plan to build a greener city

02/05/2021 - 10:11 h

Energy transformation. The UN has recognised MES Barcelona as the most sustainable public-private collaboration initiative out of 70 models under consideration.

Solar paving to generate electricity in Plaça de les Glòries

28/04/2021 - 11:24 h

Environment and sustainability. The pilot project will see an area of 50 square metres get solar energy generating paving to produce 7,560 kWh a year, equivalent to the consumption of three homes.

The new Nature Plan seeks to create an extra 18.6 hectares of greenery by 2023

26/04/2021 - 15:22 h

Environment and sustainability. The new roadmap for 2021-2030 establishes that planning and management for greenery must be more diverse and abundant, favouring biodiversity.

Ten winning projects from the second green rooftops competition announced

16/04/2021 - 15:33 h

Green rooftops. The projects will get subsidies to cover 75% of their cost, up to a maximum of 100,000 euros per rooftop. Work will get under way in 2021 and be completed next 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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