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Granollers - Spain

Main motivation for taking adaptation action

Granollers' main motivation for taking adaptation action is to improve the city's preparedness and its resilience to climate change.

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
We (will) integrate adaptation into existing relevant plans
Name of the strategy/ plan (If adopted)
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP)
Date of strategy/plan approval
28 Jul 2009
Weblink of the strategy/ plan
 http://wp.granollers.cat/paes/
Summary of the strategy/plan
In accordance with the commitments of the Covenant of Mayors, Granollers adopted its SEAP in an effort to achieve the European objectives of 20-20-20 in 2020. The Granollers SEAP includes 235 actions aimed at promoting energy efficiency and RES in all sectors of the municipality and 126 actions to be implemented directly in 25 public buildings. Adaptation is not the focus of this document. However, in the next 2 years, Granollers City Council will be working to integrate climate change adaptation in existenting plans like SEAP and the Municipal Action Plan.

Planned adaptation actions

Granollers' main activities are focused on enhancing energy management via implementation of eco-efficiency measures in refurbishment and new building construction and improving the selection of building materials (considering both energy efficiency and adaptation to climate change). There are also plans to increase the amount of shade buildings provide and improve building site selection.

Good practice / spotlight item

Energy savings campaign
Adaptation is not the primary focus of this project but it touches on adaptation in that Granollers City Council is developing initiatives that may have adaptation benefits as well as create energy savings. The awareness raising campaign "Estalgia" reminds school children of good energy-savings practises. This includes activities such as turning off the tap to save water and closing the doors to avoid heat entering the building in the summer, which are relevant to both mitigation and adaptation. The objective is to empower citizens in a new energy culture based on less intensive use of energy. The project is part of Green Partnerships: Local Partnerships for Greener Cities and Regions (www.greenpartnerships.eu).
What sectors are concerned
  • Urban
Granollers
Energy Savings Campaign Poster

Climate change impacts

  • Droughts
  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Water Scarcity

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Financial
  • Energy
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Transport

Mayor

Josep Mayoral Antigas

Population

59930 inhabitants

Contact person

Virginia Domingo Reig
Environmental Services and Green Spaces

Email

alcaldia@ajuntament.granollers.cat
Website

Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

29 Jul 2014

Last Update

26 Sep 2016

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