Evaluation of municipal climate change efforts
In the period February to August 2016, a working group with representatives from several ministries carried out an evaluation of municipal climate change adaptation efforts. All 98 municipalities have prepared a climate change adaptation plan. These plans map flooding from the sea, watercourses, groundwater and rainfall. The objective of the evaluation was to examine: 1) the possibility of utilities to finance municipal investment in climate change adaptation solutions through wastewater taxes 2) whether activities that can be financed through water charges have been clearly identified, 3) the implementation of municipal climate change adaptation plans, and 4) the socio-economic benefits of municipal climate change adaptation. Read a summary of the evaluation
New nature solutions prevent cities from flooding
The Danish Minister for Environment and Food has granted DKK 24,4 million to nine projects in which municipalities will take care of climate proofing and ensuring better environmental conditions and less nitrogen in the aquatic environment. Recently the grant has been increased with DKK 10 million to additional projects, which will be decided before end of December 2017. Read more
Coast to Coast Climate Challenge
Coast to Coast Climate Challenge, or C2C CC, is a LIFE IP running in the period 2017 - 2022. The project have 31 partners running 24 sub projects managed by the partners. Central Denmark Region is responsible for the project management.
The total budget is GBP 10,5m of which GBP 6m are subsidised by EU LIFE. Learn more about the project
Copenhagen and Gladsaxe, a surrounding municipality to Copenhagen are represented with innovative solutions to adapt to climate change in a new report 100 solutions for climate change action in cities which was launched during the Climate Week NYC in September 2017.
A new case in this newsletter focus on a new, absorbent road surfacing designed to absorb large amounts of water.
Further cases can be seen at the website State-of-Green, which is the entry point for relevant information on green solutions in Denmark, as e.g. the Project Stork Field, Randers, Sønæs, Viborg and Kokkedal – the blue-green garden city.