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

Alert stage of the municipal emergency plan for snow and ice activated

05/01/2021 - 11:08 h

Emergencies. The weather forecast indicates the possibility of snow in the upper parts of the city.

Another step to boost solar energy in the city

21/12/2020 - 10:56 h

Environment and sustainability. The solar energy source will come into use in the first quarter of 2021, rounding off the project to cover the ring road where it passes through the Vall d’Hebron neighbourhood.

New plan to transform school playgrounds into climate shelters open to neighbourhoods

17/12/2020 - 14:26 h

Climate emergency. The goal is to tackle the effects of the climate emergency, promote inclusive play and open spaces up to the neighbourhoods.

Fifty million euros in investment to speed up the energy transition in the city

02/12/2020 - 17:00 h

Climate emergency. The Barcelona Sustainable Energy Mechanism is being set up with the goal of driving energy projects and attracting private funding.

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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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