Urban Klima 2050 actions, an example of nature-based solutions for climate change


Ihobe's Director of Climate Action, Mari Mar Alonso, presented the pilot projects launched on the coast, river basins and urban/peri-urban areas of the Basque Country at the summer course 'Transformation, Regeneration and Naturalisation of the Urban and Industrial Environment'.

The LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project has presented its nature-based solutions for climate change on the first day of the summer course ‘Transformation, Regeneration and Naturalisation of the Urban and Industrial Environment’ which was held on Thursday, July 20 at the Miramar Palace in Donostia/San Sebastian.

Mari Mar Alonso, Director of Climate Action at Ihobe was in charge of presenting the different actions and pilot projects launched at three levels —coast, river basins and urban/peri-urban areas— which will have an impact on more than 930,000 people in the Basque Autonomous Community.

Alonso detailed the methodologies and tools used within the actions in urban/peri-urban areas for selecting, designing and implementing the best natural solutions (NBS) at a municipal level that fall under the Urban Klima 2050 action C.4.1 Nature-based solutions and their co-benefits. The Director of Climate Action cited the following examples:

Furthermore, in this same area, Alonso explained the pilot projects planned in the three Basque capitals:

Alonso went on to refer to the pilot projects distributed over the three provinces to improve resilience in areas of urban connection and which are part of the action C.4.2 Key green infrastructure for improving urban-rural connection and the resilience of the territory:

Alonso then referred to the pilot projects on various rivers in the three provinces to prevent future flooding under action C.5.1 Nature-based solutions NBS in river basins:

To round off her presentation, Alonso talked about the pilot project planned in Zarautz to reduce the impacts of the combined effect of waves and tides, which is part of action C.6.1 Adaptation of the urban coast and is currently in the process of being defined.