Losses and damages related to urban flooding and storms are likely to increase due to climate change. The insurance industry can potentially play a key role in climate change adaptation by contributing to the understanding of risks associated with climate change.
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Furthermore, in this publication you can find a selection of adaptation case studies with some of the most representative practices.
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Insurance company supporting adaptation action in small and medium size enterprises in Turin (Italy)
Weather- and climate-related damages, in particular those due to flooding, pose substantial risks to the business continuity of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Living in a tree house in Torino (Italy): combining adaptation and mitigation measures to improve comfort
25 Verde is a residential building in Torino including 63 apartments (ranging from 50 to 140 square meters), which has been designed to integrate over 150 trees and other plants in the façade and on the roof to create an ideal micro-climate inside the building, while
Groundwork London – an environmental regeneration charity part of the Groundwork federation - in partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, received LIFE+ funding for the Climate-Proofing Social Housing Landscapes project in 2013.
Demographic change and climate change together place great challenges on the society. The life expectancy of the population in Germany rises and so does the share of older people.
Isola Vicentina (Italy) signed the EU’s Mayors Adapt initiative (current Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy) in 2014 and since then started the elaboration process of its Municipal Water Management Plan (MWMP) in order to integrate climate change adaptation int
Environment-friendly urban street design for decentralized ecological rainwater management in Ober-Grafendorf, Lower Austria
The municipality of Ober-Grafendorf is located at an elevation of 280 m in a typical pre-Alpine landscape in the Mostviertel region in the western part of the Austrian province Lower Austria.
Four pillars to Hamburg’s Green Roof Strategy: financial incentive, dialogue, regulation and science
In response to climate change, one of Hamburg’s objectives is to become greener, in the city and on the roofs. In this context, Hamburg is the first German city to have developed a comprehensive Green Roof Strategy.
Optimization of the mix of private and public funding to realise climate adaptation measures in Malmö
Malmö is experiencing negative effects from climate change due to rising temperatures and excessive rainfall.