Urban Klima 2050 educates the population about climate change with educational activities for all ages


There are initiatives for young and old, from an escape box to a knowledge mural and street actions. Urban Klima 2050 wants to make people take up the challenge of fighting climate change by launching an arsenal of activities to empower and involve everyone in making changes.

All the activities are described in Action C.7.1: Citizen training on the Urban Klima website, which summarises and details the progress made in the project framework regarding citizen awareness and participation. Around 270 people have participated in these activities so far, which are as follows:

Designed as a work session for Engineering in Organisation students, the purpose is to teach future engineers that climate change affects more than the environment and is also detrimental to industry. It works on climate change, the supply chain, installations and equipment, operations, etc.

This initiative responds to the need to create a road map to design a sustainable future for territories and cities. It takes all views into account through shared experiences. The project is an initiative for young people that uses games and interaction, awareness-raising, and educational activities to take steps toward addressing climate change.

A street marketing campaign to raise community awareness of the consequences of climate change. Some large cubes were installed in the streets of Bilbao, Donostia/San Sebastián, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Bakio, Bermeo, Gernika and Zarautz with a clear message. Everything counts when it comes to climate change.

The game is played with a pack of 42 cards designed using reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations. It is an educational workshop that harnesses group intelligence and creativity to understand climate change, its causes and influences, and to think of potential solutions.

This escape game has been set up throughout the Ekoetxea network of environmental centres. Participants play the leading role in a story in which, through cooperation and fun, they overcome challenges to learn about TerminUS: the deadline to change the planet’s future and to address the climate emergency by modifying some of our habits and actions.

This contest was launched on Instagram for a broader impact and to reach a larger section of society, particularly young people. The photography competition is open to all adults over 18. It gives visibility to the effects of climate change in the Basque Region.

Based on a traditional Japanese oral storytelling method, the workshop is for families (parents and children aged five to eleven years). It uses reading, writing and art to teach about climate change and what we can do to address it.