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Pilot region

Barcelona metropolitan area

Barcelona metropolitan area

The Barcelona metropolitan area is a metropolitan area in Catalonia, north of Spain, centered on the city of Barcelona. The metropolitan area occupies a strategic position in southern Europe, in the middle of the Mediterranean corridor that connects Spain with the rest of the continent.

This privileged position has allowed it to become the epicentre of Catalonia. Its territory includes the agricultural areas of Llobregat Delta, the fully urbanised areas of the Barcelona plain and the large green areas of the massifs of Garraf and Collserola and Marina mountain range. The metropolitan area of Barcelona (AMB) is home to 3,239,337 people in a territory of 636 km2. The AMB represents one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe and occupies the eighth position in terms of population. (Source: Eurostat: metropolitan regions. Eurostat, 2012).

Approximately half of the region (48%) is built land and the rest is occupied by forests and agricultural and natural areas. The AMB is the core of economic activity in the region of Barcelona, as well as of Catalonia. The AMB concentrates 50.9 % of production (GDP) and workers of Catalonia.

The Barcelona metropolitan area has been chosen as a pilot region for the TeRRIFICA project. The team leading the activites under the TeRRIFICA project in this region are the Association of Public Universities of Catalonia (ACUP), the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) and Prof. Quim Brugué from the University of Girona as facilitator.


Exchange session on metropolitan and municipal experiences on climate action

Read more 14 November, 2022 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Imagining Our Climate Futures in Barcelona

Read more 14 October, 2022 TeRRIFICA news

The Barcelona Metropolitan Area Pilot Region National Dissemination Event

Read more 21 September, 2022 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Action Plan: Public policy proposal exercise in action against climate change on the UAB university campus

Read more 10 September, 2022 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

TeRRIFICA participation in the training week of the NePRev project

Read more 1 June, 2022 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

“Health in a context of climate change”, debated in an online interview

Read more 7 July, 2020 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

State of the art of climate change adaptation and mitigation at the metropolitan area of Barcelona

Read more 15 December, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

TeRRIFICA at the Conference on Air Quality in Barcelona

Read more 22 November, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Climate action in the territory. Building shared responses for shared problems. 2nd meeting of the co-creation team at the metropolitan territory of Barcelona

Read more 17 October, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Cornellà de Llobregat wins the 2019 Green Leaf Award for its environmental commitment

Read more 27 June, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Co-creation and climate action. Presentation of TeRRIFICA at the metropolitan area of Barcelona and launch of the local co-creation team!

Read more 19 June, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news


Climate Innovation: reimagining everything – Conference with Kirsten Dunlop

Read more 1 July, 2019