About Klima 2050

Klima 2050 - Risk reduction through climate adaptation of buildings and infrastructure - is a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI). The aim of Klima 2050 is to reduce the societal risks associated with climate changes and enhanced precipitation and flood water exposure within the built environment.

The Centre will strengthen companies’ innovation capacity through a focus on long-term research. It is also a clear objective to facilitate close cooperation between R&D-performing companies and prominent research groups. The funding from the Research Council of Norway is for maximum eight years (from 2015 to 2022).

Emphasis will be 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 will be addressed.

Download fact sheet in Norwegian about Klima 2050 here

GOAL

Klima 2050 will reduce the societal risks associated with climate changes and enhanced precipitation and flood water exposure within the built environment. Emphasis will be 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 will be 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 solutions and further research and development in the building, construction and transportation (BCT) sector long after the term of the Centre's existence.

 

The vison

Klima 2050 will be synonymous with excellence within risk reduction through climate adaptation of buildings and infrastructure exposed to enhanced precipitation and flood water. Klima 2050 will be an effective instrument for the development and implementation of adaptive innovations for the Centre partners and society.

 

The activities

Klima 2050 will focus on four main research areas (work packages) WP1-4. The fourth work package, WP4: Decision-making processes and impact, is an important premise for research and innovation and will form a "societal funnel" bringing together the first three work packages of research into implementable and sustainable solutions leading to innovation and added value for the consortium and the building, construction and transportation sector

WP1: Climate exposure and moisture-resilient buildings

WP2: Stormwater management in small catchments

WP3: Landslides triggered by hydro-meterological processes

WP4: Decision-making processes and impact

Read more about the four packages here.

 

Organisation of the Centre

The Centre has a General Assembly and an Executive Board. The General Assembly includes all partners. The Board is comprised of the Centre management and partner representatives. The user partners have majority on the Board and are selected from different groups of user partners.

The Research Centre is organized as a joint SINTEF/NTNU unit, hosted by SINTEF. The Centre leadership is shared between the research organizations SINTEF, NTNU, NGI and BI.

The Centre encompasses the value chain of market and public players within the Norwegian construction business.