04 Sep '12, 10am

How vulnerable could your city be to climate impacts? — European Environment Agency (EEA)

How vulnerable could your city be to climate impacts? — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of river floods and extreme temperature events in many parts of Europe. If heavy rain caused rivers to rise by one metre, which European cities could be most at risk from flooding? Which cities could provide relief during heat waves with large green areas and which city designs could most exacerbate the effect of heat waves? What are the capacities of different European cities to cope with climate change impacts and to adapt to future changes? The recently published EEA report 'Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe ' provides initial answers to these and similar questions. Several maps included in the report are now also made available on the interactive Eye on Earth information service . The interactive maps allow users to explore data from more than 500 cities in Europe and get a quick impression o...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/how-vulnerable-is-you...

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