Lena Strömbäck works for the Swedish national meteorological organization SMHI. At CLARITY she supports infrastructure projects in the EU to adapt to climate change.
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.
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.
The CLARITY project aims to build up and service a vivid community interested in climate change adaptation. Its core feature is a new Marketplace to connect experts related to climate change. Its goal is to make predictions about possible hazards and their risks for infrastructure projects and their adaptation to climate change easier and more cost efficient.
At the Heinrich-Böll-foundation in Brussels employees don’t put a focus on Belgian national topics, but on connecting whole Europe. In an Interview director Klaus Linsenmeier explains what the foundation does in terms of sustainability and talks about the recently published “Energieatlas”.
Not only CLARITY tries to adapt better to climate change and to create climate services to become greener and safer, also other projects do: “Climate-fit.city” is also part of the H2020-programm and presented its strategy on the EU Green Week in Brussels in May. They are experts in the field of Urban Climate Service and its role for the society.
Green cities do better. They are healthy, with clean air, green spaces, safe drinking water, and offer a great quality of life to the people that live there. The EU is now promoting a greener lifestyle for cities via the EU Green Week 2018 from Monday 21th of May.
The effects of climate change in the metropolitan Naples become frequent and intense. CLARITY provides a climate-service.
As a partner of MyClimateService the Austrian Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics ZAMG presented the CLARITY CSIS at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. The conference took place in Vienna, Austria, from 8–13 April 2018 and brought together geoscientists from all over the world.