Heat islands in the Austrian city of Linz, droughts and floods in the area of Naples, Italy, pluvial flooding endangering one of Europe's largest urban development areas near Stockholm, Sweden. European cities face intense and frequent effects of climate change. The biggest problem: A real strategy to implement climate change hazards into urban or rural planning is missing. CLARITY wants to change that. Here are four scenarios that show how we are doing it.
Clarity for naples
Naples is not yet considering climate change in urban planning
The effects of climate change on the metropolitan area of Naples become frequent and intense. Floods, droughts and heat waves endanger a population of three million people. A real plan is missing. CLARITY wants to change that.
CLARITY for Stockholm
Being surrounded by water, swedish capital Stockholm needs a sophisticated climate hazard strategy.
The city of Stockholm is growing rapidly. By 2030 it will construct 140,000 new homes along with several multi-million-euro development projects. Being surrounded by water and exposed to extreme rain events, Stockholm needs a sophisticated climate hazard strategy. CLARITY is working with key stakeholders of that area to provide planners with essential information.
Spain and its Transport Infrastructure
By 2050 the climate change causes problems for infrastructure.
The ground transportation network in Spain is not generally adapted to the forthcoming impacts due to climate change, the road conditions are highly sensitive to the evolution of the maximum and minimum temperatures. CLARITY is working with key stakeholders of Spanish companies as Acciona to provide essential information and strategies how to face this problem. Within its project CLARITY wants to adapt 26,038 km of the Spanish highways and railways to future impacts due to climate change.
Brazil's Salvador has always been a hot city - but rain days became much more in the last decade.
Salvador has no seasons as in Europe, there is only wet and dry season. But it is not dry anymore, climate has been changing noticeably for the past decade. Several neighbourhoods get overflowed.
Linz (Austria) suffers from heat waves
Sweating, sweating, sweating. That is what ZAMG meteorologists propose for the upcoming summer.
Temperatures rise up to 35 degrees celsius in the upper-Austrian Metropolis. In the ranking of the hottest measure-stations 2017 Linz was at the top frequently. In contrast to Stockholm, Jönköping and Salvador where flooding is the main issue, the problem in Linz is the exact opposite: Heat waves. Adaptations are required to provoke a cooling by local measures.