Climate change is invisible but very real challenge that endangers both natural ecosystems and the health and welfare of people. Barcelona has long been fighting against the effects of this warming, a global variation of the Earth's temperature, of which human activity is largely responsible for the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The city has been working on projects related to the energy transition and increasing and improving urban green infrastructure, among many others. However, the Climate Plan is one more step.
Barcelona goes a step further in its fight against the effects of global warming
“Currently, only 1% of the buildings in the city’s housing stock have green roofs. With only 20%, the benefits would begin to be noticed.”
Owner of EixVerd
The Climate Plan aims to be an integrative vision of the measures to tackle climate change, which allows the achievement of the objectives of the new Covenant of Mayors for Energy and Climate signed by the City Council of Barcelona. The Climate Plan has a temporary horizon in 2030, and includes short-term strategic objectives and measures (2018-2020) and medium-long (2021-2030). It has 4 strategic axes: mitigation, adaptation/resilience, climate justice and encouragement for citizen action.
The installation of a green roofs on buildings, for example, is a good way to help mitigate the effects of climate change. And it has many other advantages. “Better the life of the roof by improving its insulation, reduces pollution, increases urban biodiversity, improves rainwater management and creates a recreation and meeting area for neighbors, ” says Calvo. EixVerd is a company in Barcelona, Spain that specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of green roofs.