Climate change is here. In the past few years, Europe has experienced numerous climate-related impacts due to extreme weather events, like prolonged heatwaves and droughts, forest fires, floods, and storms.
This summer in Europe was marked by scorching heat. However, the most serious impact of climate change in the North Sea Region is the predicted surge in harsh storms, rising sea levels, and associated flood risks. By 2080, flood-induced damages throughout Europe are expected to add up to almost €100 billion (around 1/3 of Denmark’s GDP!).
Avoiding or mitigating these or other climate change effects in the future by reducing our CO2 emissions is clearly very important, but so is adapting to the changes that are already on their way!
While the reality is nothing short of concerning, climate change gives us a unique opportunity to rethink our relationship with the natural environment that surrounds us, boost the greenness of urban areas and increase their liveability.
This is where we BEGIN our story!