The Barcelona Air Quality Improvement Plan (PMQAB) details present and future measures, as well as those already operating in the city, to combat pollution in the air we breath in Barcelona, moving towards a more efficient society, with lower emissions, a quality environment and quality of life for citizens.
Action is grouped into six basic themes: mobility, energy, port/airport, urban services and communication and transparency of information. Those in charge of and involved with the plans, along with the corresponding departments at Barcelona City Council responsible for the measures envisaged, will oversee the implementation of the actions proposed.
The PMQAB brings together other city plans: municipal action plans and sectoral planning tools such as the PECQ (Energy, Climate Change and Air Quality Plan for Barcelona 2011-2020), the Urban Mobility Plan, the Energy Self-Sufficiency Plan and other additional measures relating to urban services, environmental education, communication etc.
The roll-out of the PMQAGB in its entirety means complying with the emission limit values set out by regulations in all points of the city.
The main tool for assessing air quality is the XVPCA (Network for Monitoring and Forecasting Air Pollution), co-managed in Barcelona by the city's Public Health Agency and the Government of Catalonia.
make up the network of air quality control stations
7 of these stations
offer real-time data
are the large areas of action provided for under the Air Quality Improvement Plan