A major approach road to Copenhagen was closed for more than 24
hours due to flooding. Several places received as much as 100mm of
rainwater in only a short time. Fortunately, the heavy downpours
fell during the weekend, which significantly reduced the number of
delays and traffic problems.
According to a Danish climate researcher, the extreme downpours
were partly due to the hot weather in Russia with strong and stable
high pressure west of Siberia. Three days later, Mid-Jutland was
hit by similar downpours. The city of Billund received around
135mm, which meant the local airport had to close down for a couple
This newsletter includes two new cases. One of these focuses on
new green education programmes, e.g. concentrating on climate
change at both practical and academic levels. The second case shows
how an invasive species, the Pacific oyster, has occasioned a new
tourism concept in the form of oyster hunts.
A summary of a cross-cutting socio-economic screening of
climate adaptation measures published by the Information Centre for
Climate Change Adaptation is also presented in the
newsletter. The report from the screening indicates a need for more
detailed socio-economic analyses within coastal protection,
buildings, roads/railways and sewerage.
A new centre has been established, the European Topic Center on
Adaptation. The Center is primarily to deliver support to the
European Environment Agency as well as the Agency's information and
observation network, Eionet.