Copenhagen adapting to the future climate
Global climate changes will set their marks on Copenhagen over the next 100 years: Dry summers with intensive rainfall, wetter winters, higher temperatures and rising water levels. To safeguard Copenhagen and prepare the city for the changing climate, the city of Copenhagen has produced a climate adaptation plan.
In preparation for the future, Copenhagen is collaborating across different sectors to develop smart solutions which do not only prepare the city for the climate changes, but also make the city a better place to live with its green islands and blue canals in the middle of the city.
The blue and green areas in the city have several functions: Reduce stormwater flows by absorbing and detaining rainwater; Moderate and balance temperature changes; Reduce the city’s energy consumption for cooling buildings by creation of shade and air circulation; Increase biodiversity; Reduce noise and pollution; Create possibilities of recreation.
Source: State of Green