Barcelona Climate Plan 2018-2030

The Barcelona Climate Plan includes existing actions, along with new ones, to achieve and go a little further from the commitments of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, aiming at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The Plan includes measures for advancing mitigation, adaptation and resilience, climate justice and citizen action. The foreseen 242 actions are grouped into 18 lines of action, and these in turn into five action domains: 1. Persons first, 2. Start at home, 3. Transform the common space, 4. Climate economy and 5. Collective construction.

Expected impact

The accomplishment of the whole Strategy by 2030 (5 domains, 18 lines of action and 242 actions) includes the following targets:

1. Reduce GHG emissions by 45% per capita compared to 2005 by means of the following measures:
- Reduce travel by private motor vehicle by 20%.
- Increase solar power generation fivefold.
- Renovate, in energy terms, 20% of residential buildings that are over 40 years old.
2. Increase urban green space by 1.6 km2, equivalent to 1 m2 more per current inhabitant.
3. Obtain 100% clean funding.
4. Achieve a domestic potable water consumption rate of less than 100 litres per inhabitant, per day.
5. Have energy poverty reduced to zero.
6. Allocate €1.2 million in subsidies for collaborative citizen projects (€200,000 every two years).


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Goal 3
Goal 7
Goal 11
Goal 12
Goal 13
Other, please specify
Community involvement The Plan counts on the potential involvement of 1,100 public entities and social organisations committed to a sustainable Barcelona.
Staff / Technical expertise
Technical expertise has been extensively used to foster innovation. It has been provided in-house, by City Council staff, or bought to private consultancies or academic partners.
Financing (in USD)
Basic information
Start: 01 January, 2018
Completion: 30 December, 2030
Barcelona City Council (Local / Regional Government)
Organizations, entities, stakeholder networks involved in this initiative: 1,100 entities (public bodies, private firms –industries, services and shops-, social organisations and schools) that have signed the Citizen Commitment to Sustainability 2012-2022, thus creating the More Sustainable Barcelona network.
Initiative focused on COVID-19 pandemic response, prevention and recovery efforts
Not specified
Geographical coverage
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficiaries
City of Barcelona
Contact information
Janet Sanz Cid, Deputy Mayor for Ecology, City Planning, Infrastructure and Mobility, jsanzc@bcn.cat,
Barcelona, Spain
United Nations