Type of initiating organisation
- Local government / municipality
Participatory approaches/ community involvement
Details on the roles of the organisations involved in the project
Project implemented in response to ...
The expansion of the city's green belt is a City Council initiative. The local government has been gradually increasing the green areas of Bilbao, an especially significant effort in the last decade, where, in 1999, it had been six square meters person to 24 square meter per person at the present. 
... an EU policy or strategy? Unknown
... a national policy or strategy? Unknown
... a local policy or strategy? Yes
The Bilbao green belt expansion is a city council led project. It is mentioned in their Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for 2020. Within the SEAP, Bilbao developed measures in the following six areas: energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable mobility, waste, water, and green zones. The document emphasizes mitigation strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the level of efficacy of technical networks and construction systems, this included the improvement of green infrastructure i.e. the green belt. The city is also currently revising its Master Plan for approval in 2018 wherein one of their priorities is smart and creative urban planning as well as a strategy for climate change. The green belt has a role in both of these priorities.