Newsletter | 27-08-2013
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Newsletter #9

The Danish government has adopted new rules which extend the possibilities for financing climate change adaptation in the area of wastewater. The new rules enable utility companies to co-finance through wastewater taxes specific project types which could not be financed in this way previously. The types of project covered are e.g. "cloudburst paths", projects in watercourses, and projects in recreational areas. For the rules to apply, the projects must be carried out by municipalities or private individuals and projects must have roof and surface runoff water management as an objective or sub-objective. 

 

  

Miabill

 

Enlargement of the Resilient House
The Resilient House now includes six scenes in and around the house: Three scenes outside the house, one in the living room, one in the basement, and one that deals with precautionary measures in relation to cloudbursts. In each scene you can click to select different spots in the scene representing an extreme weather issue. Try the tool here.


A free 'flood-proofing inspection' of private homes entails a reduced insurance premium
In the previous newsletter a public information campaign was introduced. During the campaign one of the Danish insurance companies together with the Minister for the Environment took steps to ensure that, in future, there will be a financial benefit if you have your home checked for flood risks. Although the Ministry of the Environment's campaign ended on 1 July 2013, the up to 200 companies that have been involved in the scheme will continue outside the scheme, as will the insurance discount, read more

 

New MSc programme on Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation at the University of Copenhagen
At the University of Copenhagen a new 2-year interdisciplinary MSc programme on Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation (CCIMA) has been launched. The programme is combining natural and social science approaches to the study of climate change, its causes and effects, how we can deal with it and adapt to it. Read more about the MSc programme.

 

New report on green roofs by the City of Copenhagen.
New report on green roofs by the City of Copenhagen. Contains sections on the benefits of green roofs, practical information about green roofs in Copenhagen, as well as a number of specific examples of green roofs in Copenhagen. Read the report.

 

More examples of climate change adaptation

New research shows that the rise in sea temperature has encouraged fish species from warmer seas to migrate northwards.

 

In greater Copenhagen a new intelligent system for controlling the stormwater drainage system is currently being tested.

 

A major cross-municipal project in the suburban area of Copenhagen will protect residents against future flooding after extreme rainfall.

 

Read more about the cases in the links below. 

Exotic fish species in Danish waters due to climate change  
Exotic fish species in Danish waters due to climate change
New research from the Technical University of Denmark shows that the rise in sea temperature has encouraged fish species from warmer seas to migrate northwards. Danish fishermen could soon be fishing for swordfish and anchovies instead of cod and herring.
  Read more
Radar ensures overflow of sewers is avoided  
Radar ensures overflow of sewers is avoided
Intelligent control of the wastewater system is currently being tested in the greater Copenhagen area. The capacity of the system can be better utilised if the system is controlled intelligently. The project is the first of its kind in the world.
  Read more
Six mayors have joined forces to flood-proof an area around a river  
Six mayors have joined forces to flood-proof an area around a river
Six municipalities surrounding Copenhagen risk flooding in the event of cloudbursts and storm surges. A major cross-municipal project will address this risk.
  Read more
   
Task Force for Climate Change Adaptation
Ministry of the Environment
Nature Agency
Haraldsgade 53,
2100 Copenhagen

Klimatilpasning@nst.dk

Phone: +45 72 54 30 00