San Sebastian promotes climate actions on mobility, territory, the circular economy and energy


Urban Klima 2050 shows a video of the actions that are being implemented in the municipality to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

San Sebastian faces the challenge of climate change in four areas: mobility, territory, the circular economy and energy. All of these actions are outlined in the video produced by the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project, which is part of a collection of videos documenting the pilot projects deployed in the municipalities benefiting from the project. Urban Klima 2050 is releasing these videos in the framework of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) which is taking place in Dubai between November 30 and December 12, 2023.

As far as mobility is concerned, the actions carried out are aimed at reducing the consumption of fossil fuels by cutting down on private motorised journeys and promoting the use of electric vehicles in public and private transport. The aim is to improve air quality, the safety of the city and people's health.

San Sebastian is also committed to energy efficiency and renewable energies as a measure to mitigate climate change. Measures in this area include the installation of self-consumption photovoltaic panels, biomass boilers and the replacement of traditional lighting with LEDs.

In addition, in terms of the territory, Donostia/San Sebastian City Council has carried out renaturing actions at Artikutza reservoir and the Errekatxulo stream. It has also drawn up a map of potential natural solutions to be implemented in the municipality.

The circular economy also plays a key role, with the aim being to increase recycling levels and reduce the waste fraction. Citizen involvement is also sought by promoting organic farming in public allotments.

The ultimate goal is to achieve virtually zero emissions in the city by 2050.

Find out more about the project in the video.