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Stuttgart - Germany

Climate change impacts

Increase in annual average temperature of +1.1°C to 9.7°C; increase in number of tropical days of +2.7d to 6.7d; increase in number of summer days of +10.1d to 35.6d; increase in heavy rainfall of +6.5%; increase in number of days with heavy rainfall of +0.7d.

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
Yes, we have an adaptation strategy
Name of the strategy/ plan (If adopted)
Klimawandelanpassungskonzept Stuttgart (KLIMAKS)
Date of strategy/plan approval
11 Dec 2012
Summary of the strategy/plan
In September 2012, Stuttgart published a Climate Change Adaptation Concept (KLIMAKS) that contains about 50 different adaptation actions. They are divided into sectors such as human health, water, and biological diversity, to name a few. Each activity is accompanied by information including a description, the potential influence of city, the responsible actors/institution, cost estimation, risk potential, time frame, status, barriers, and solution. Some of the planned actions include sun protection for those who work outdoors, preparing buildings for strong winds, greening stations of the public transport system, extending swimming season for public pools, and improved drainage of rainwater from streets.

Good practice / spotlight item

Stuttgart
The above graphic from Stuttgart's KLIMAKS depicts the risk of storm damage in the greater Stuttgart area.

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Flooding

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • Water Management
  • Agriculture
  • Transport

Mayor

Fritz Kuhn

Population

590000 inhabitants

Contact person

Dr. Ulrich Reuter
Head of the Department of Urban Climatology

Email

ob.buero@stuttgart.de
Website

Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

16 Oct 2014

Last Update

18 Oct 2016

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