In order to confront the challenges of climate change we need to change the paradigm of the city’s governance. The complex nature of the phenomenon involves many different vectors (water, energy, biodiversity, the city model, mobility, waste, health, etc.), so the City Council cannot work in isolation, but must work in coordination and cross-departmentally with the rest of the city’s key players, and generate a new working culture based on participation and co-production at every organisational level.
It is also working towards incorporating sustainability and resilience criteria in the urban planning, transformation and management processes, to allow the city to deal with the impact of climate change. This also involves setting goals and obtaining long-term commitments, as well as taking on the inherent uncertainty in future climate projections, and integrating it into the definition and prioritization of the measures to implement.
It is also fundamental to carry out technical skills acquisition processes, and tools development, which allow us to deepen our knowledge and share the information available to us when it comes to decision-making, to guarantee the good management and implementation of climate action.