Pescara is the main economic and cultural costal centre of Abruzzo. It is the most populated city in the region, with 125,717 (2017) residents (and approximately 450,000 including the surrounding metropolitan area). Pescara is situated at sea level on the Adriatic coast at the mouth of the Aterno-Pescara River. It has an important international airport, called Abruzzo Airport and one of the most important and major touristic ports of Adriatic Sea and Italy, the port of Pescara.
The municipality of Pescara has joined the Covenant of Mayors initiative with all municipalities of the Abruzzo Region (305). As such, it has committed itself to reach the 20-20-20 climate and energy objectives set by the EU. It has submitted its Sustainable Energy Action Plan and continuously motoring its foreseen activities and achievements. The municipality is currently working in coordination with the Abruzzo Region to meet the new EU climate and energy objectives also in line with the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and in accordance to the regional Plan on Adaptation to Climate Change the Region is working at.