Vitoria-Gasteiz is committed to organic farming and nature-based solutions in its climate change adaptation


Urban Klima 2050 has a video that shows the climate change mitigation and adaptation actions being carried out in the capital of Alava.

Vitoria-Gasteiz is one of seven Basque municipalities where the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 is carrying out pilot projects on mitigating and adapting to climate change. Each of these projects has been documented in a collection of videos which the Basque Country’s largest climate action project is publishing in stages to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) taking place in Dubai between 30 November and 12 December 2023.

This technical video explains how Vitoria-Gasteiz is working to adapt the city to the effects of climate change. One of these projects works with the Basaldea agro-ecological business hub located in the surroundings of the city’s green belt. The project works on four pillars: training, production, sales and communication.

The video also describes how school playgrounds are being naturalised. The aim is to replace concrete with green spaces. This will create more pleasant areas for children, bringing them closer to nature and creating educational resources, as well as improving the environmental quality of these playgrounds.

Another action is planting trees in urban areas to create more shade, reduce the city’s temperature, and absorb more CO2.

In addition, Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council is also working on the renaturalisation of the old quarter with the aim of providing more green spaces in this area of the city, which is much smaller than the rest of the city. Thermal regulation of this area will also be achieved.

Find out more about all the details of the project in the video.