Achievements for Klima 2050 in 2016
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that most of the global warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities, and that anthropogenic climate change is likely to persist for centuries to come. Society therefore has to cope with future negative effects of climate change. Scenarios for climate change in Norway indicate an increased occurrence of extreme weather. Together with a warmer climate, intense precipitation over parts of Norway will also increase. We must prepare for increased precipitation with subsequent increased strain on drainage systems, more water damage to buildings, several landslides and more flooding.
Unfortunately, the built environment is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Changes in climate will increase the need for maintenance and the renewal of robust key societal infrastructure. New knowledge, methods and tools for implementing solutions is of outmost importance for a safe, sustainable and cost-effective development of the Norwegian society.
Klima 2050 will reduce the societal risks associated with climate changes and enhanced precipitation and flood water exposure within the built environment. Emphasis is placed on development of moisture-resilient buildings, stormwater management, blue-green solutions, measures for prevention of water-triggered landslides, socio-economic incentives and decision-making processes. Both extreme weather and gradual changes in the climate is addressed.
The Centre will be recognised for its research training within the field of climate adaptation of the built environment. Through education of graduate students, training of highly qualified research personnel through PhDs and training of professionals in the sector, the Centre will stimulate new processes, solutions and further research and development for the built environment long after the term of the Centre's existence.
Read more about our work in 2016 regarding
- Climate adapted buildings
- Stormwater management in urban areas
- Handling the risks of landslides
- Decision-making for climate adaptation