There are 31 days in October that we are having the opportunity to become part of promoting a better European urban future. Everyone interested in sustainable urbanization from national and local governments to universities, NGOs and communities is encouraged to participate in activities, events, and discussions of this UN-organization.
For municipalities climate change becomes a greater risk, every day. Some form of climate-resistant planning is needed. At the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019, CLARITY and BEACON presented solutions in adaption and mitigation to tackle climate change risks. Their interactive session hosted almost 100 people from urban and infrastructure planning and development, municipal decision-makers, energy and climate policy
The EU sees climate change as a business opportunity and wants to promote new ideas. The "European Business Council" presented itself in Vienna for this purpose.
The C40 network consists of more than 90 cities worldwide. Together they develop climate change adaptation measures to achieve the Paris’ agreement goals until 2020.
Climate Adaptations for Cities and Regions - this is the event where we give a workshop presenting you affordable and sustainable tools in terms of climate services. Register now!
Rosmarie De Wit from the Austrian meteorological organisation ZAMG visited the 10th ICUC in New York. With MyClimateServices she speaks about how cities can adapt to climate change best and about her new project CLARITY.
As a partner of MyClimateService the Austrian Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics ZAMG presented the CLARITY CSIS at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. The conference took place in Vienna, Austria, from 8–13 April 2018 and brought together geoscientists from all over the world.
In Norrköping, Sweden, Clarity partners met from 10th-12th April in the SMHI office for the 4th workshop. In these three days all partners presented an overview and the status quo of their tasks. Also, the upcoming CSIS and Marketplace were discussed to see what has to be realized.
At the MIPIM (“Marché International des Professionnels de l'immobilier”) summit in Cannes in mid of March experts presented lots of smart alternatives how to create houses in a sustainable way up to 2050. Because by that time it is estimated that 60 percent of the world population will be living in urban areas.
The IPCC's "Cities and Climate Change Science Conference” in Canada was set to assess the recent scientific understanding of cities and climate change, and to identify the key research gaps, thereby inspiring the next frontiers of urban climate research. The CLARITY project was also presented.