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.

Local
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.  

Reducing
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.

News

November 29, 2021 - 14:17h

New road surface to reduce temperatures and noise in Torrent de l’Olla

The surface is part of a pilot project conducted with the European project Life Heatland and has also been implemented in the city of Múrcia with satisfactory results.

November 12, 2021 - 15:05h

The halt and downturn in activity during the pandemic helps cut CO2 by 824,310 tonnes

The drop is specifically due to the downturn in internal mobility, activity at the port and airport, waste treatment and energy consumption.

November 9, 2021 - 10:17h

Discount rates in electricity coupons are to rise to up to 70% and the budget increased for consumers with direct heating benefits

Basic supplies. The rise in electricity and gas prices has compelled the Spanish government to raise the discount rate in electricity coupons and increase the subsidies in heating benefits.

November 8, 2021 - 18:04h

Food consumption in the city generates 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 a year

CO2 emissions. Cutting the consumption of animal proteins and increasing the use of seasonal local produce can help reduce this carbon footprint.