The 20 LIFE Urban Klima 2050 partners hold the project’s kick-off meeting


On 6 February, the project partners held a meeting in Bilbao, during which the 40 actions to be implemented as part of the LIFE-IP Urban Klima were unveiled. During the work meeting, the partners discussed the level of development of their respective projects, along with their future plans. The meeting was an opportunity for the different entities to learn about each of the projects in detail, along with their more practical management and monitoring aspects.

LIFE-IP Urban Klima 2050 has taken its first steps, thanks to the governance effort required for the participation of 20 different entities. The project was presented to Basque society at Bilbao’s Euskalduna Conference Centre (Bizkaia) on 4 December 2019.

This LIFE Integrated project is led by Ihobe, the environmental management agency of the Basque Government’s Ministry of Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment. A further 19 organisations and entities will be working alongside Ihobe on project. They are the Basque Health Ministry, the Basque Water Agency-URA, the Basque Energy Board-EVE, along with the three provincial councils (Álava, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa), seven local councils (Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, San Sebastián, Bakio, Bermeo, Gernika-Lumo and Zarautz), five technology and research centres (Azti, BC3, Neiker, Tecnalia and Tecnun) and the Naturklima.

The 40 actions are focused on three zones: the coast, river basins and urban areas. Pilot projects will be run in the seven municipalities taking part in Urban Klima 2050 and in peri-urban areas, such as Urdaibai, the Debabarrena coastline and Rioja Alavesa. Projects will be conducted in the river basins and at the mouths of the Butrón, Oka, Ibaizabal, Deba, Urumea, Zadorra, Baia and Ebro rivers.