The Basque Region presents Urban Klima 2050 - a pioneering climate action project - at the COP26 in Glasgow


The LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project is taking part in the COP26 in Glasgow, an event taking place from 31 October to 12 November. Amaia Barredo, vice minister for Environmental Sustainability of the Basque Government, will present the Basque Country’s main climate action project for the coming years during a meeting entitled “From policy design to application: innovative regional solutions for adapting to climate change”. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 9 November with a hybrid format (EU Pavilion in Glasgow – online, streaming available by prior registration).

This event will showcase initiatives for climate adaptation policy innovation (roadmaps to climate, energy, and blue economy transition), as well as practical implementation projects to shift towards new economic and territorial climate governance models with concrete impact in the territories. The event will focus on 4 leading experiences at regional level and their global replicability.

Official event of the European Union Side Events COP26 - Glasgow 2021 programme organised by the Overseas Countries and Territories Assotiation, the Government of the Balearic Islands, the European Committee of the Regions, and the Basque Government.


16:00: Welcome and introduction.

16:10: The Overseas Countries and Territories and their steps and new roadmap to shift to a sustainable Blue Economy. Mr. Kalistat Lund. Representative of OCTA's Chairman, Greenlandic Minister for Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment.

16:20: The Government of the Balearic Islands' roadmap for adaptation as well as the first pilot projects developed. Mr. Juan Pedro Yllanes. Vicepresident of the Balearic Government and Regional Minister for Energy Transition.

16:30: The European policy context from a local and regional perspective. Mr. Apostolos Tzitzikostas. President of the Committee of the Regions & Governor of Central Macedonia Region, Greece.

16:40: The Basque Country’s action on climate change adaptation resulting in a collaborative and transformative project, Life Urban Klima 2050. Ms. Amaia Barredo. Viceminister for Environmental Sustainability of the Basque Government.

16:50: Conclusions.

Registration must be done for the entire European Pavilion. You can then decide which event to attend.

Simultaneous English-French-Spanish translation will be provided.