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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Institutional declaration on the climate emergency in the city

16/01/2020 - 19:25 h

Climate emergency. Institutional declaration on the climate emergency in the city

Climate emergency declared in Barcelona

15/01/2020 - 18:56 h

Climate emergency. The climate emergency declaration is an institutional and public commitment to adapt the city and mitigate the climate crisis.


L'Aventura de conèixer - La claqueta: Divendres de cinema

From 10/01/2020 to 24/01/2020
Biblioteca El Carmel - Juan Marsé
C Murtra 135 (Horta-Guinardó)

Festa de l’Educació Ambiental

Cal fer inscripció prèvia

Centre d'Educació Ambiental La Fàbrica del Sol
Pg Salvat Papasseit 1 (Ciutat Vella)


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