Newsletter | 18-08-2015
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Klimatilpasning.dk - Newsletter #15

State of Green - explore green solutions on climate change adaptation

Stateofgreen.com is the entry point for all relevant information on green solutions in Denmark and around the world. Here you can explore solutions on climate change adaptation, learn about products and connect with profiles. Many of the featured profiles and solutions welcome visitors and offer investment opportunities.

 

State of Green is a public-private partnership founded by the Danish Government, the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Energy Association, the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the Danish Wind Industry Association

    

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City twinning

EU’s Mayors Adapt is offering cities across Europe the opportunity to take part in peer-to-peer exchanges that aim to increase municipalities’ capacity and knowledge to adapt to climate change. The twinning visits will connect 10 cities that are starting their adaptation work to 10 mentor municipalities that have already developed successful strategies to make their territories more resilient. The learning municipality will travel to the mentor to understand how the latter tackled the climate hazards. Read more
     

Impacts of climate change on terrestrial ecosystem functioning

A new research report describes the results of a ten-year climate study in which a natural ecosystem was exposed to climatic conditions which are likely to be a reality in Denmark in 2075. The goal of the study was to examine nature's ability to adapt to the climate of the future. Three factors were covered: higher temperatures, increased CO2 in the atmosphere and droughts.  The combination of factors, in particular, has been shown to have both positive and negative impacts on the ecosystem and on the climate in general. Read an overview of the report here.

    

The three cases in this newsletter focus on adaptation of buildings, a new headquarters of the healthcare company Novo Nordisk Denmark, the new Central Region Denmark hospital in Gødstrup, Jutland and finally a daycare institution in the suburb of Copenhagen.

Novo Nordisk headquarters in perfect water balance  
Novo Nordisk headquarters in perfect water balance
The new Novo Nordisk headquarters in Bagsværd on the outskirts of Copenhagen stand out in more than one way. With green roofs, water reservoirs, well-conceived natural areas and a large underground gravel cushion, the group's new domicile will retain all rainwater on site. "Keep expenditures at a minimum by involving the public authorities early on in the process!" This is the advice from the group.
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Rainwater used as a resource at new hospital  
Rainwater used as a resource at new hospital
When the new Central Denmark Region hospital in Gødstrup stands ready in 2020, it will include an innovative and sustainable concept for managing surface water and rainwater that will transform the hospital into a resource.
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Keeping children's feet dry  
Keeping children's feet dry
Recent years' extreme rainfall events have exposed a large daycare institution to repeated flooding. A simple dyke around the daycare institution has now solved the problem.
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