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.
In 2013 the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) investigated trends in extreme weather events in Europe and implications for national and European Union adaptation strategies. Now, a study update found evidence for overall increases in the frequency and economic costs of extreme events.
The Italian city Naples has to cope with unbearable heat waves. In order to implement more climate adaptive planning, it needs to integrate urban regeneration and new construction processes. Here is a step-by-step methodology how CLARITY aims to realise a much "cooler" Naples.
Sweden suffers increasingly from climate change related hazards like floods and heavy rain. Many of these challenges could be tackled through the implementation of the “Green Area Factor”. GAF supports urban planners in taking possible hazards into account. It will change the way they work today.
The objective of the GAF is to develop a practical tool for use by city planners that is based on research data, takes into account local characteristics and does not discriminate against low-budget projects by favouring expensive ecological solutions.