Newsletter | 30-04-2015
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Denmark’s future climate

The climate data for Denmark has been updated with the new RCP scenarios from the Fifth Assessment Report from the IPCC.




The most important changes are:

  • More rain. More rain in winter and less in summer. The summer season will include both periods of drought and heavier downpours.
  • Milder winters. Milder and more humid winters. The growing season of plants may be prolonged.
  • Warmer summers. Warmer summers with a risk of more and longer heath waves.
  • Higher water levels. A general increase in water levels is expected for the seas around Denmark.
  • More wind. More powerful storms can be expected.
  • Greater cloud cover. Generally a slight increase in the cloud cover, more in winter. 

You can find more information here.


More examples of climate change adaptation:

Climate change adaptation of vulnerable areas  
Climate change adaptation of vulnerable areas
The Municipality of Dragør includes some of the most vulnerable land in Denmark with regard to sea level rises and storm surges. Climate change adaptation is important not only for the municipality itself but also for the neighbouring municipality, for nature management in general, as well as for the Metro, the Øresund link and the Ørestad urban district. Collaboration, communication and innovative thinking are therefore vital for climate change adaptation measures regarding Dragør's vulnerable areas.
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Exemplary climate change adaptation efforts by a school  
Exemplary climate change adaptation efforts by a school
Lindebjerg school is a small village school near Roskilde. It has gradually come to be known as the 'Climate School'. An ambitious project with local drainage of rainwater (LAR) is teaching pupils to see water as a resource through learning and playing, and the effect is now spreading like ripples on a pond.
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New model identifies vulnerable areas  
New model identifies vulnerable areas
The Danish Road Directorate has developed a new model for risk mapping roads vulnerable to extreme rainfall. The analysis model in question calculates the probability as well as the impacts of flooding events. The model therefore allows the Danish Road Directorate to target its initiatives and get the best out of money spent on climate change adaptation.
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