ASTEKLIMA Azoka presents the climate change challenge to more than 1,700 people


The travelling fair visited nine towns offering games for families so they could find out what they can do to encourage climate change adaptation and mitigation through their daily habits at home and in terms of mobility, leisure and consumption.

Visitors also learnt about the actions being carried out in the towns involved in the Azoka and in the Basque Country in the field of climate change.

The ASTEKLIMA Azoka travelling fair presented the climate change challenge in nine Basque town between 22 September and 1 October, while ASTEKLIMA 2023, the fourth edition of the Basque Country Climate and Energy Week, was taking place.

More than 1,700 people came to the marquees where there were games for all the family. They learnt which daily habits can help mitigate the effects of climate change and what towns can do to help adapt our urban environments to its effects. Participants were also able to learn about the councils’ initiatives in terms of mitigation and adaptation to climate change both on a local and a regional level.

This citizens’ fair was organised as a result of the collaboration between the public company Ihobe, the Basque Energy Agency-EVE, the European LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project, the Basque network of sustainable municipalities-Udalsarea 2030, and the Ekoetxea network of environmental centres. It could be visited in Bilbao, Bakio, Trapaga, Irun, Azpeitia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Donostia/San Sebastián, Zarautz and Bermeo.

Participants were able to enjoy a range of fun and educational activities at the fair’s six marquees, which focused on the following topics:

  1. What is climate change and the importance of action
  2. How to act in my own home
  3. How we move about
  4. How to act in my leisure time and when I consume
  5. What is Urban Klima and what my town is doing to adapt to climate change
  6. What would you do? Commit to action for change. This activity offered the chance to make requests to local councils in this field.

A passport for climate change adaptation and mitigation

ASTEKLIMA Azoka offered a game in the form of a “passport” so that people could carry out a self-diagnosis about how their habits affect climate change. Visitors had to take the passport, which included information and possible actions to make people’s daily lives more sustainable, round each one of the six marquees in the Azoka fair.

There is also a mobile app called “Súmate al reto” (“Join the challenge”) which will help people change their habits over the next few weeks. You can find all the information on this challenge and how to install the app at

All the photos are available in this album.