In Germany people can get their sick leave for work just via Whatsapp. If patients have a cold and have only harmless symptoms - they do not have to go to the doctor anymore. The E-Health-service improves medical care in rural regions in particular. Germany has so far been regarded as a developing country when it comes to telemedicine.
In 2018 we had the co-creation and service design phase of the CLARITY project, we had several fruitful workshops, we did a lot of events together where we spread the word on climate services and we worked hand in hand on the CSIS. Take a look at all the achievements in the past 12 months:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.