A new
economic model

Barcelona, in its Climate Emergency Declaration, proposed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2030, in relation to 1992 levels. This means some 1,950,000 tons of GHGs.

energy generation

The city aims to minimise its dependency on fossil fuels and to promote the generation of local, renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions. This involves designing a new, more sustainable energy model.  

energy consumption

Barcelona consumes 15,896 GWh of energy a year. This represents a total of 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to driving a diesel car half a million times around the world along its equator.


December 4, 2022 - 10:09h

Three innovative sustainable systems to be applied in housing regeneration

Innovation. These are the three winning systems in the challenge launched jointly by the Municipal Institute of Urban Planning and the Manager’s Office for Urban Planning with BIT Habitat.

November 23, 2022 - 10:40h

Drought alert protocol activated in Barcelona

Drought. Specific measures to save water in services and activities in: green spaces, ornamental fountains, urban cleaning, sports facilities, swimming pools and cleaning vehicles.

November 16, 2022 - 13:17h

Pilot project to programme recharging for electric vehicles in municipal car parks

Mobility. Testing will begin in the BSM car park in the district of Sarrià - Sant Gervasi.

November 15, 2022 - 14:02h

Nou Barris gets Christmas under way with the ceremony to switch on the lights

Christmas. The City Council will be investing 2.3 million euros in street lighting in the city this year.