The "Museum of Tomorrow" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a museum talking about future climate and sustainability. It makes you think about your own ecological footprint, visualizing impacts of climate change as a game.
Climate hazards like floods, heatwaves or fire threaten cities in the EU. To find new solutions BRIGAID connects innovators and end-users.
Out of recycled material (rice chaff) researchers build bat-houses in agricultural lands and help farmers to control rice pests using an ecofriendly approach. Bats on rice fields eat the harmful insects that destroy the rice. The adapted bat boxes don’t get more than 40 degrees inside even with a heat wave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not only emerging countries like Brazil have to deal with the consequences of climate change like flooding and droughts but also highly developed industrial welfare states. Sweden needs to cope with the prognosis of effects of climate change. Smaller cities like Jönköping have been increasingly hit by flooding.