In Germany people can get their sick leave for work just via Whatsapp. If patients have a cold and have only harmless symptoms - they do not have to go to the doctor anymore. The E-Health-service improves medical care in rural regions in particular. Germany has so far been regarded as a developing country when it comes to telemedicine.
How will cities cope with heavy rainfall and flash floods in the future? The Water and Wastewater Fair in Jönköping Sweden shows trends.
In 2018 we had the co-creation and service design phase of the CLARITY project, we had several fruitful workshops, we did a lot of events together where we spread the word on climate services and we worked hand in hand on the CSIS. Take a look at all the achievements in the past 12 months:
The EU sees climate change as a business opportunity and wants to promote new ideas. The "European Business Council" presented itself in Vienna for this purpose.
Climate hazards like floods, heatwaves or fire threaten cities in the EU. To find new solutions BRIGAID connects innovators and end-users.
Earthquakes, Seastorms and active volcanos. The italian company EUREKA is analyzing the risks of natural hazards in the EU.
CLARITY supports cities and regions in adapting to climate change. At COP24 they will present themselves to the United Nations.
Climate change is increasingly becoming a health hazard for humans, which show numerous scientific studies in the magazine "The Lancet". Because of the rising temperatures, researchers expect tropical diseases to spread. In 2017, extreme weather events led to a global loss of around 288 million euros.
Lena Strömbäck works for the Swedish national meteorological organization SMHI. At CLARITY she supports infrastructure projects in the EU to adapt to climate change.
ProSnow wants to support ski resorts by forecasting the weather of a whole season. Ghislain Dubois from ProSnow speaks about the threats and chances.
VISCA aims to make the European wine industries resilient to climate change. Maha Al-Salehi from VISCA speaks about threats and chances.
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.