Climate Change Adaptation in Spain: When a Plan is not Enough

By |2021-06-22T08:36:07+02:00June 1st 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Reducing carbon emissions is no longer enough to reduce the effects of climate change, making climate adaptation – the process of adjustment to climate change and entailing hazards – necessary. Cristina Bernal Aparicio takes a look at Spain's climate adaptation plan, its flaws, and its potential.

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Mobilising Intersectional Climate Action: Lessons from Barcelona

By |2021-05-11T11:13:35+02:00May 11th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

There is growing urgency for cities to take integrated climate action that can address inequalities more holistically. Barcelona is leading the way by applying intersectional thinking to urban planning. By Ana T. Amorim-Maia

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Circular Economies – Benefits for an Urban Setting

By |2020-04-09T13:16:41+02:00April 9th 2020|Categories: Energy & Waste, Water & Sanitation|Tags: , , , , , |

The waste produced by cities does not need to be dumped – but instead can become the starting point of a new production cycle, argues Nick Jeffries from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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Urban Green Spaces Are Our Most Effective Tool to Improve Urban Life

By |2021-02-23T13:30:03+01:00March 10th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Green & Smart Development, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Rapid urbanisation also means that the game for the quality of life and the health of the citizens will be won or lost in the cities. Barcelona-based architect Eloi Juvillà Ballester analyses the potential of urban green spaces as decisive component in this game.

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