Since the approval of the Climate Plan 2018-2030 on 26 October, work has begun on implementing some of the specific measures, which will be monitored. The aim is to continue promoting the measures that have been effective and also to correct and plan for the continuation of others that have not worked.

To assess the progress of the Climate Plan in the city, the following actions will be taken:

  • On the one hand, monitoring of the strategic objectives, with regard to energy consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions, ecomobility, energy generated from renewable sources, the origin of Council funding and water consumption, etc.
  • On the other hand, monitoring of the indicators identified in each line of action, both in terms of context and impact and implementation of the measures.

In relation to the city’s main climate change objectives, the results in data from November 2019 are as follows:

Objective 2030Current situation
Reduce per capita GHG emissions by 45% compared to 2005 (3.14 t CO2/hab):2017: 2,11 t CO2-e per inhabitant per year, a reduction of 32,8%
Reduce private motor vehicle journeys by 20%. In 2014, 2.014 billion private transport journeys were made (26,2% of the total 7.833 billion journeys made).2017: 2,1 billion private transport journeys made (25,57% of the total), a reduction of 0.024% compared to 2014.
Increase solar power generation fivefold. In 2014, 97,3% GWh were generated.2017: 100,84 GWh of solar generation. Up to now, it has multiplied by 1.036.
Renovate, in energy terms, 20% of residential buildings that are over 40 years old.2017: 425 energy improvement interventions in residential buildings, which is 5,25% of redisential buildings over 40 years old.
Increase urban green space by 1.6 km2. 2016 is being used as the reference year, when there were 28.27 km2. The aim is to reach a figure of 1m2  more of green space per current inhabitant, which is 29,87m2.
  • 2016: 28,32 km2 (+0,05 km2). 3,13% of the target achieved.
  • 2017: 28,35 km2 (+0,08 km2). 5% of the target achieved.
Obtain 100% clean funding.2018: 100% of funding requested is clean. The accumulated debt, however, is not 100% clean, as previously it did not meet the current requirements of local, ethical banking.
Achieve domestic potable water consumption of under 100 l/inhabitant/day. In 2014, 107,5l/inhabitant/day were consumed.2017: 108,26 l/inhabitant/day.
2018: 106,98 l/inhabitant/day.
Have zero energy poverty. In 2016, 10,6% of Barcelona's citizens experienced energy poverty (69.500 households).This indicator will be updated in 2021.
At risk of poverty or social exclusion (AROPE) rate:
2016: 15,8%
2017: 15,3%
Allocate €1.2 million in subsidies for collaborative citizen projects (€200.000 every two years).2018: €200.000 in subsidies for 11 collaborative citizen projects.

The initial indicators were calculated at the start of the plan and are measured and reported annually through the official platforms (Carbon Disclosure Project). In addition, a monitoring report will be published every two years to show the level of compliance with the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Evaluation meetings will also be held with the public and other stakeholders involved to monitor the development of collaborative projects promoted by citizen action.

The Climate Plan includes short, medium and long-term objectives. Monitoring of the milestones and implementation of the plan will be carried out manually using reports that measure the degree of fulfilment of the objectives. In this sense, this is a dynamic plan, because it will be periodically updated and programmed in line with these results.