The proMETEO Seville Project places the city at the global forefront of the fight against climate change and its consequences, among which the increase in heat waves stands out. Seville wants to address this challenge, one of the most important challenges facing humanity today, proactively and with real measures.
Seville is the first city in the world to test a system that classifies and names heat waves to minimize the impact of this meteorological phenomenon on the lives of the population.
Thanks to the implementation of this pilot system, Seville is now part of a group of very prominent cities worldwide that are involved in action projects against heat such as Buenos Aires (Argentina), Melbourne (Australia), Tel Aviv (Israel) or New York among others. This is a commitment to protect citizens and key economic sectors of the municipality from extreme heat.
In addition to the direct impacts on human health, heat waves put health systems to the test by increasing the number of emergency hospital admissions, affect strategic sectors of the city’s economy, infrastructure, public transport and reduce productivity at work.
proMETEO Seville is an opportunity to make progress in building a city that is more resilient to heat and climate change.
Carrying out an initiative such as the proMETEO Project lays the groundwork for the city of Seville to implement a Heat Action Plan with real measures to protect citizens. The aim is not only to raise awareness of what we can and cannot do in the face of extreme heat, but also to develop tools to coordinate all public administrations and services in the event of an alert of this type and to propose changes both in infrastructures and in living and working habits during the hottest months.