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Building Rooftop Gardens in Barcelona to Fight Global Warming

on February 26, 2019 at 11:41 am under , ,
Photo: El Periódico

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.”
Lidia Calvo,
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.

 


Read more: Pla Clima: unidos contra el cambio climático

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