Barcelona was the first city to receive the Biosphere World Class Destination certification, and it received this award again at the end of 2017. This international certificate assesses numerous areas of sustainable development fostered by the United Nations and the Paris Climate Summit.
One of these areas is air quality. In order to ensure a cleaner and healthier city, a large part of Barcelona’s buses use hybrid technology and compressed natural gas, and at the same time, more bicycle lanes have been added to all the city’s urban roads.
In terms of green zones, Barcelona enjoys the privilege of having two large natural areas: the hill of Montjuïc and the Collserola mountain range. In addition, the city also boasts almost a hundred parks and gardens, some as emblematic as the Parc de la Ciutadella and the Park Güell, spots where Modernism merges with nature.
Different measures are taken to promote responsible consumption, for example, the creation of an extensive network of recycling collection points.
Barcelona is supplied with “zero-mile”, fresh and nearby produce through its 39 food markets, creating a dynamic and close link between the urban world and its rural surroundings.
Another immense challenge is to continue improving accessibility, prioritising the pedestrian over the motor vehicle and considering people with functional diversity.
Barcelona is thinking about the future and it will continue to be committed to improving sustainability. For the well-being of everyone.