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.
Hamburg’s “Harbor City” is an example of city planners who thought about floods. They built the new district on dwelling mounds, eight meters over sea level. Also, in 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.
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.
Cities in the European Union are facing increasingly hot summers. Maria Iaccarino and Francesca Pignataro lay out a strategy to cool down one of the hottest places of the EU - the Italian city of Naples.
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.
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 part of the H2020-programm, too. To pull together, “My Climate Service” sees its task to promote sister projects like this one. “Climate-fit.city” presented its strategy on the EU Green Week in Brussels on the 22nd of May, talking about the benefits 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.
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.
In Norrköpping, Sweden, Clarity partners met from 10th -12th April for the 4th workshop to discuss about their projects. All scientific partners presented an overview and the status quo of their tasks.
A paper by European scientists presents a troubling picture for European climate. Since 1980 extreme weather events increased and now occur four times more often. Also the slowing down of the North Atlantic Current might bring Europe much cooler weather in the future.
The Italien city Naples has to cope with unbearable heat waves. In order to 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.
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. CLARITY is laying out a strategy to support It’s efforts towards a more liveable city.
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.
In its assessment reports, which are released every five to six years, the IPCC gathers the current scientific knowledge, technical solutions and socio-economic effects related to climate change on the global – but also regional scale. The CLARITY project was presented on the second day of the conference, to a diverse group of international climate researchers, urban planners and policy makers.