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.
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The European IT-Service corporation Atos is one of the 17 partners in the CLARITY project. It is a huge company with many different fields, specialized in IT-solutions for environment. Miguel Esbrí and his team develop the dissemination and CSIS for CLARITY - find out what is the status quo.
At Lisbon’s University the research group “AdaptForChange” has realized a project about reforesting semiarid areas in Portugal. One year later, the study shows first success in fighting future desertification due to climate change.
It is too late to act when the fire has already erupted. MeteoGRID is the Spanish meteorological service that analyses environmental risks and extreme weather events due to climate change. For CLARITY they have the task to prevent Spanish highways from forest fires.
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.
With temperatures on the rise cities in Europe face severe consequences from heat waves and heat islands. The project ADAPT-UHI in Austria addresses small to medium sized cities, which struggle the most with funding climate change adaption.
Heat waves and extreme precipitation are causing cities all over the world to suffer. Builders and architects therefore must include green areas for new projects. In Vienna, a research team is going one step further. They are outlining the city’s climate up to the year 2100. It could become a model for other cities.
Hamburg’s “Harbor City” is an example of city planners who thought about floods. They built the new district on dwelling mounds, eight meters above sea level. Also, on the ground floor flats are prohibited, only gastronomy and offices are allowed.
Earth Overshoot Day tells us when we have used up all our natural resources that only grow back within a year. In 2018 we would need 1.7 planets to support our demand on earth’s ecosystem because in August we have already used all resources for this year.
A US-study reveals in July 2018 that the rising sea level is unexpectedly dangerous for the fiberglass cables buried on the US coastlines. The cables are water-repellent, but not necessarily water-proof for the long-term. New York, Miami and Seattle will be affected firstly, but the damages probably exist worldwide.
The Spanish Meteorological Agency AEMET calculates the weather predictions in Spain and its influences on the road network. My Climate Service spoke to project manager Ernesto Rodriguez Camino about the upcoming extreme weather events and his tasks within CLARITY.