City Profiles

Worms - Germany

City Administration, Department 3.05 - Environmental Protection and Agriculture

Main motivation for taking adaptation action

Especially against the background of extreme weather events like heat waves and heavy rains, and in combination with the city's demographic changes, Worms' motivation for developing adaption activities is very high.

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
Yes, we have an adaptation strategy
Name of the strategy/ plan (If adopted)
Climate Protection and Energy Efficiency Concept
Date of strategy/plan approval
13 Jan 2010
Weblink of the strategy/ plan
Summary of the strategy/plan
With its own climate protection and energy efficiency concept, "klik," several measures and activities for the reduction of energy consumption and the use of renewable energies are being implemented. The main objective is the reduction of CO2 emissions in Worms by 10% every five years. In addition to the previous climate policy, Worms aims to develop a local strategy for climate adaption and mitigation.

Planned adaptation actions

Strengthening its climate resilience, Worms aims to assess climate risks and vulnerabilities and to identify possible adaption options. To achieve this, an interdisciplinary expert team will be built that includes citizens. Furthermore, it is the goal to integrate climate protection and adaption early in the planning process. The planned adaption activities are a direct supplement to the city's climate protection and energy efficiency concept.

Good practice / spotlight item

Climate protection and climate adaptation in Worms
Due to its location in the Upper Rhine Plain, Worms is one of the warmest and driest places in Germany. Particular threats to the city include extreme weather events and heavy rains. Worms is undertaking climate-friendly urban development with preparation activities for heat stress and increased rainwater runoff.
What sectors are concerned
  • Urban
  • Water management
Worms
Worms' City Hall

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Flooding

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Urban

Mayor

Michael Kissel

Population

82787 inhabitants

Contact person

Reinhold Lieser
Climate Protection Commissioner

Email

stadtverwaltung@worms.de
Website

Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

12 Jun 2014

Last Update

18 Oct 2016

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