The 2012-2022 Citizen Commitment to Sustainability (which grew out of the global Agenda 21 movement), is a benchmark framework with strategic values and inspiring goals that highlight the firm interest of Barcelona’s citizen organisations in taking responsibility and contributing their criterion, creativity and strength, through participatory processes, towards joint progress in tackling climate change.
This Commitment is not merely a framework, it is also a space for reflection and debate on the city’s challenges, which strengthens democracy and co-responsibility. With over 800 signatory organisations, including businesses, associations, schools and the Barcelona City Council itself, it demonstrates a determination to ensure ongoing networking to transform and build a shared vision of the future. The signatories accept the Commitment’s goals and principles, and pledge to undertake specific initiatives in their fields of action.
The network of Commitment signatories resolved to take a step further at the COP21, held in Paris, by setting themselves ambitious alleviation and adaptation goals and specifying short- and long-term actions to achieve them. These goals and projects are brought together in the Barcelona Climate Commitment and in a whole series of specific initiatives and projects, which are fully explained on their website.