AMB’s recognition of the climate emergency

Impacts of the climate emergency and tools for acting as quickly as possible against climate change in the metropolitan territory


As a supramunicipal local body, the AMB has a significant capacity for action and plays an essential role in leading and helping to build a supralocal response to climate change that encompasses the entire metropolitan area. Local town councils also play a fundamental role in local climate action and are unquestionably the driving force in ensuring that supramunicipal institutions take the appropriate local approach in response to the climate emergency.

The AMB’s recognition of a climate emergency is urgent and necessary. We must respond quickly and effectively with specific commitments to combat climate change.

8 principles of the AMB’s commitment

Transformative action that empowers us to act as a society in the context of climate emergency with responsibility, critical analysis and creativity to go beyond the limited impact of individual action.

Health encompasses physical, mental and social well-being. Therefore, mitigating the climate crisis and adapting to its impacts (such as heat waves or droughts) are inseparable from citizens’ health and well-being.

Fair treatment for all people with the aim of avoiding discrimination that could lead to inequalities in certain decisions and projects linked to the fight against climate change.

Transformation towards a sustainable economy by abandoning fossil fuels, lowering consumption and using renewable and local energy. A change is needed in the way energy is produced, managed and consumed.

More public transport, better connections among municipalities and improvements in the logistics system of goods.

Promotion of a circular model that respects the planet’s ecological limits and guarantees a decent life for everyone.

More jobs, more employment opportunities linked to the green economy (renewable energy, sustainable forest management, etc.) and better distribution of work.

Healthy food based on the consumption of seasonal, local and sustainably produced food.

Purpose of the Plan

Carbon neutrality of the metropolitan area

0 GHG emissions by 2050

Integration of energy sovereignty goals

Emissions neutrality in public buildings and lighting

Boosting renewable energies

Public solar energy systems with a generation capacity of 100 MWp by 2030

Energy efficiency and conservation

Lower public buildings and lighting consumption 50 % by 2030

Reduction of greenhouse gases

Lower GHG emissions 55 % by 2030 and be neutral by 2050

Adaptation to climate change

Preventive adaptation, adaptation local plans and climate shelters