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Climate policy: ranking of German cities
The Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung and the University of Potsdam explored the climate mitigation and adaptation activities of 104 big and medium-sized German cities. The ranking shows that bigger cities are more active in terms of climate change measurements. In addition, the commitment of cities concerning climate mitigation actions amplifies their activities in the fields of climate adaptation.
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Cities and municipalities invited to apply for the German Sustainability Award
German cities and municipalities are invited to apply for the 12th German Sustainability Award, which is the national award for excellence in sustainability, rewarding the sustainability efforts and achievements of German cities and municipalities across three categories: small-sized cities, medium-sized cities and large-sized cities.
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Which impacts had the German Adaptation Strategy on cities and communities?
A new study commissioned by the German Environment Agency (UBA) gives answers to questions that were raised in an online survey, workshop and expert interviews. The results give advice for the further development of the German Adaptation Strategy.
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New study shows risks of climate change in Germany
The German Environment Agency has presented the "Climate Impact and Risk Assessment 2021“. If climate change continues unchecked, the risks from heat, drought and heavy rainfall throughout Germany will increase sharply in the future, the study says. The damage will have a knock-on effect on ecosystems that are already heavily polluted, such as soils, forests and water bodies, and on humans and their health. The study also shows that many of these risks can only be reduced through immediate action as many adaptation measures take a very long time to become effective.
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