It has received a number of distinctions and awards:
- Prize for best major European city initiative from the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, a body which brings together over 7,000 local authorities and 51 European regions. It is also a fully compliant city.
- Certification from the xarxa de ciutats pel lideratge climàtic C40, which recognised the high quality of the Climate Plan and its compatibility with the Paris Agreement.
- A subsidy €4 million ERDF (Urban Innovative Actions) to improve climate comfort in ten of the city's schools (including playgrounds) and to turn them into climate refuges.
- Barcelona is among the top 7% of cities with the highest scores from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in leadership and climate action for its strategic vision, out of a total of 596 cities.