In Norrköping, Sweden, Clarity partners met from 10th-12th April in the SMHI office for the 4th workshop. In these three days all partners presented an overview and the status quo of their tasks. Also, the upcoming CSIS and Marketplace were discussed to see what has to be realized.
In 2013 the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) investigated trends in extreme weather events in Europe and implications for national and European Union adaptation strategies. Now, a study update found evidence for overall increases in the frequency and economic costs of extreme events.
The Italian city Naples has to cope with unbearable heat waves. In order to implement more climate adaptive planning, it needs to integrate urban regeneration and new construction processes. Here is a step-by-step methodology how CLARITY aims to realise a much "cooler" Naples.
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.
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.
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.
At the MIPIM (“Marché International des Professionnels de l'immobilier”) summit in Cannes in mid of March experts presented lots of smart alternatives how to create houses in a sustainable way up to 2050. Because by that time it is estimated that 60 percent of the world population will be living in urban areas.