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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Why does the doughnut economy need to be applied in the city?

29/07/2021 - 15:21 h

Economy. In collaboration with the C40, the global network of cities to combat the climate emergency.

Ada Colau to head Europe in the global network of cities fighting climate change

21/07/2021 - 13:21 h

Climate change. The Mayor takes over from the Mayor of London and will share the post with her counterpart in Milan.

Market stallholders who switched to Barcelona Energia save 18%

01/06/2021 - 16:36 h

Energy. Electricity invoices will be down by 462 euros a year on average.

Barcelona Energia: two years offering renewable public energy

18/05/2021 - 20:43 h

Environment and sustainability. The power company has helped achieve savings of 1.3 million euros in power costs and 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in the city in that time.


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