Workshop for the integration of climate change in territorial and urban planning

Technical staff from the Basque Government, the three provincial councils, Ihobe and TECNALIA participated last 26 May in a workshop to integrate climate change in territorial and urban planning.

Prominent among the conclusions was the importance of considering climate change as a cross-cutting challenge and that the actions carried out by the administrations need to take this perspective into account.

During the workshop, they also called for a reinforcement of the Partial Territorial Plans (PTP) so that climate change can be integrated in them, in terms of both mitigation and adaptation, with more informative than scientific examples.

The participants made a positive assessment of the fact that the Basque Country already has updated, available and accessible climate information, which will be reinforced with Urban Klima 2050.

Likewise, there was a focus on the need to prepare a methodological guide for the integration of climate change in territorial planning and to thus act in a coordinated manner between all the administrations. Another measure put on the table was to dedicate part of the municipal budgets to measures that benefit citizens. They also pointed out the importance of identifying successful cases in other countries to apply them in territorial policies.

This project is being undertaken within the framework of action C1.2 Definition of the guidelines tointegrate climate change in territorial and urban planning.

Partners: Basque Government, Ihobe, Provincial Council of Álava, Provincial Council of Bizkaia, Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and TECNALIA.