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.
WSP is a leading planning and consulting company for the building and construction industry. WSP-experts analyze data to create useful infrastructure for water-rich Sweden. Within CLARITY they spread their knowledge on the marketplace to help others. Anna Åkesson explains.
Plinius is an italien based institute that researches on natural hazards like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or floods. Being located in the City of Naples between three major volcanoes it is essential for the responsible scientist, Giulio Zuccaro, to make cities in Europe safer towards natural hazards.
Our reporter travelled through whole Brazil for months, bringing stunning photos and encouraging stories: In our series about Brazilian projects we are talking about different aspects: Intense rainfalls in Bahia, permaculture and alternative housing in Ceará, and sustainable vehicles in Paraná.