Sant Boi Respira + Verd project wins a 3.75 million euro state grant

ERF has collaborated in obtaining a grant from the Biodiversity Foundation to promote renaturalization actions in Spanish cities

The Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, through the Biodiversity Foundation, has given the green light to the Sant Boi Respira + Verd project, which aims to renaturalize the municipality, promote urban biodiversity and improve the connection between the urban center and the natural environment, including forest, agricultural and river areas.

The grant, totaling €3,743,010.99, was drawn up by the ERF-Energy & Sustainability consulting firm, as an expert in environmental consulting and sustainable city strategies. ERF has contributed to the definition of the planning and executive actions that make up the Sant Boi Respira + Verd Strategy, focused on improving ecological connectivity between urban green spaces and the natural environment, increasing the renaturalized surface, promoting biodiversity and ecosystem services. The Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Sant Joan de Déu Health Park have collaborated in the project.

According to the project, Sant Boi will obtain 26,000 m² of new green spaces and will improve the conditions of 39,000 m² of existing spaces.

Some of the main actions contemplated are:

  • The recovery of the ecological connector of the Can Soler stream
  • Nature trails for physical activity and health improvement
  • Walkable green axes: Llor-riera de Marianao park, Hospital-Station FGC Molí Nou and Plaza de la Generalitat-Parc de la Muntanyeta.
  • New green spaces in the Riera Roja
  • Improvements in Torre del Sol, Puig del Castell and Marianao parks
  • More community and therapeutic gardens
  • New climate shelters

In the resolution of the call, where the most coherent proposals, integrated into urban plans and innovative, have been valued, Sant Boi is one of the 5 Catalan municipalities that have achieved the grant and one of the 19 of the whole State.


Get up to speed on climate action!

Sign up to our bimonthly newsletter on current sustainability news

Your e-mail