Provincial Government of Barcelona
Spain

Population: 5540925
Area of jurisdiction: 7733 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

EURONET 50/50
The Barcelona regional government is spearheading a project involving eight other European partners to create a fiftyschool network in which to apply the 50/50 concept, based on economic incentives for energy savings, applied at entities where users do not pay utilities bills directly, such as education centers, whose bills are paid by the local government. For more information (in Catalonian): http://diba.cat/ es/web/mediambient/euronet Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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ERDIBA: Action-Implementation Support
Viability, pre-project and executive project studies were undertaken with regard to energy-efficiency and renewable energy actions in local government buildings and facilities. Legal and financial advice was provided for conditions documentation. For more information (in Catalonian): http:// diba.cat/es/web/mediambient/elena Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Mayors’ Pact Support
Design and development support was provided for 26 sustainable-energy action plans as well as communication between local governments and the Mayors’ Pact European office. A number of sustainable-energy action-plans-awareness- building and communication activities were carried out in Barcelona-province communities. Finally, a government employee training program was realized. For more information (in Catalonian): http://diba.cat/es/web/mediambient/ pactealcaldes Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Forest Management at the Barcelona Regional Natural Park Network
The program involves the conservation of natural and cultural values via active management in balance with socioeconomic development and social land use as well as through an alliance with the local community and other public and private land stakeholders. The mission translates into three basic management lines: a) conservation and physical land stewardship; b) development and participation promotion; c) social uses and environmental education. Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Local Governments United to Fight Drought
During the last extreme drought conditions in Catalonia— which saw local-level water-use restrictions—the Barcelona regional government and a local cities and towns network for sustainability drafted a number of support documents for local governments facing commitments imposed as part of those restrictions. Experiences were also shared with regard to adaptations for use in public greenspaces or nonpotable water reuse for government use. Start year 2006
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Citizen Awareness Campaign: “La red ahorra agua” (“The Water-Saving Network”)
The Barcelona regional government and the Catalonian Water Agency—together with fifty local communities—carried out the “La red ahorra agua,” a series of coordinated citizen awareness actions designed to further promote at-home water conservation. Local-level umbrella administrations lent each participating municipal government resources and technical support as part of a campaign operating under a single slogan and logo. For more information (in Catalonian): http://www.diba.cat/web/xarxasost/estalviaigua Start year 2012
Sector Water Resources
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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