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Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 1 KLARA-Net Regional network for climate.

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1 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 1 KLARA-Net Regional network for climate change adaptation in the region Starkenburg, South Hesse, Germany Dipl.- Ing. Lena Herlitzius 2. ASTRA-Conference, October 27 th 2006

2 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 2 Structure 1.Investigation Area 2.Consequences 3.Fields of Action 4.Philosophy 5.Project Aim 6.Working Groups & Stakeholders 7.Project Structure 8.Schedule

3 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 3 Investigation Area

4 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 4 Consequences Predicted consequences of climate change on the region: Warmer and damper winters Hot and drier summer Rising probability of hot spells in summer Rising probability of extreme strong precipitation in winter and spring Increase of storm events

5 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 5 Fields of action Agriculture and Forestry: - Adaptation of products (e.g. new cultivations) - Adaptation of management methods Health: - Public awareness building - Improvement of early warning systems on (ozon load, air pollutants) regional scale - Adaptation of living and working conditions of people (all generations)

6 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 6 Fields of action Building Industry, Water Management, Planning - Development of innovative concepts in planning and material-technical range to increase building precaution Tourism - Action concerning possible rising demand of touristic goals in central mountain regions (Odenwald) - Re-defining low seasons in the region - Adaptation of touristic places concerning climate change

7 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 7 Philosophy When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills Chinese proverb

8 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 8 Project aim Chances for new business processes (products and services), to define and realise comparative advantages. Impulses to: Regional specific development and implementation of adaptation measures Suitable methods to strengthen public awareness Finding of synergies between climate protection and climate change adaptation measures

9 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 9 Working Groups & Stakeholders Agriculture and Forestry Building Industry, Water Management and Planning HealthTourism - adaptation of regional and local planning - Advancement of materials and building desgins - precaution measures - emergency plans - early warning systems - adptation strategies relating to different tourist attractions - adjustment of product range - adjustment of production methods Farmers UnionChamber of craft Chamber of commerce and industry Consumer counselling Forestry offices Producer of building materials Hospitals and nursing homes Local health authority German meterological service Assocations of tourism Health insurancies Association of hotel buisness Regional marketing WORKING GROUPS GOALS NGOs City administration STAKEHOLDERS Research institutions Consultancies City administration Forestry associations Insurancies Consumer counselling City administration Research institutions Consultancies Research institutions Consultancies Chamber of commerce and industry City administration Research institutions Consultancies Consumer counselling

10 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 10 Project Structure Project coordination: TU Darmstadt, Section Environmental and Spatial Planning Steering group (Persons representing the working groups) Agriculture and Forestry Building Industry, Water Management and Planning Health Tourism Stakeholders of regional institutions, organisations and associations etc. Vertical Coordination Horizontal Coordination

11 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 11 Schedule Project duration: th July 2006 Kick-off Event July - October: Preliminary talk to stakeholders October April 2007: Activities of working groups/steering group 24 th November: Public Regional Forum KLARA-Net March 2007: Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation April 2007: Final event/start event for implementation of measures

12 Netzwerk zur KLimaAdaption in der Region StArkenburg Climate Change Adaptation Fachgebiet Umwelt- und Raumplanung 12 We all have to adapt to climate change... Thank you for your interest!


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