Logroño

Logroño is a medium size city located in the north of Spain in the region of La Rioja with more than 150 thousand inhabitants. This city is mostly exposed to heatwaves, floods and droughts. The city of Logroño aims to become a European Green Capital working hard on energy efficiency, sustainable development, clean mobility, and urban naturalization. 

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As part of the Climate Change Adaptation Plan that the city of Logroño developed in 2019, a climate risk and vulnerability assessment was carried out. Based on this assessment, an adaptation vision was formulated: to become a climate change-resilient municipality capable of coping with heat waves, floods, droughts and environmental degradation in a sustainable manner with the support of a co-responsible and involved citizens. The Action Plan envisioned 58 adaptation actions to be carried out between 2019 and 2030. The actions were prioritized in four-year periods, based on five overarching goals: (1) to increase the resilience of the citizens and the city; (2) to raise awareness and train citizens in relation to climate change; (3) to generate information related to climate change to facilitate decision-making; (4) to improve resilience to extreme weather events and emergencies and (5) to promote adaptation to climate change of the natural environment. 

No specific climate data or information has been developed for Logroño, so REACHOUT can make a valuable contribution here facilitating climate tools and services, and helping the city face possible barriers for using these tools. 

In 2022, the municipality of Logroño will develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP). The REACHOUT results may feed into the development of this plan and can contribute for the definition of a long-term adaptation vision, adaptation goals & targets and the assessment of climate risk. 

The city of Logroño  wants to improve their understanding on their risks and vulnerabilities in order to make informed decisions. Within the project, they will be looking into: 

  • Heat maps and heatwave information that will be used in their new adaptation plan and will support them to identify vulnerable areas and prioritise areas for action. These maps will help them to communicate the information to the public, thereby increasing awareness of heat risk and promote collaboration on possible measures that will be taken within the city. 
  • Assess future extreme precipitation and pluvial flood events, so that better informed decisions can be made when developing the drainage capacity and adaptation actions in the city. This information will be applied to inform the necessary drainage capacity of the city, to get the necessary information in order to implement resilient adaptation actions. 

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