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

Turning Barcelona into a big superblock

11/11/2020 - 12:36 h

Urban planning. The transformation begins in L’Eixample, where one in three streets will be greened up and local people will all have a square within 200 metres of their homes.

Cutting pollution would prevent a thousand deaths a year in the city

19/10/2020 - 15:09 h

Air quality. The excess in pollution causes one in every three new cases of asthma among children and 11% of lung cancer cases.

Escola Refugi Climàtic

Eleven schools turned into climate shelters

28/09/2020 - 13:16 h

Climate emergency. Outdoor spaces at these schools have been transformed so that pupils and local people can take shelter from the heat in the summer.

Energy production forms part of the revamp to the Ronda de Dalt

16/09/2020 - 12:00 h

Three pergolas are to be built to generate energy from solar panelling.

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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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