We overcome the governance, funding and technical barriers by implementing concepts and solutions such as building with nature, blue-green infrastructure (BGI), climate-resilient asset management and investment planning, social innovation, sustainable procurement, and peer learning. Together with many of our partners, we shape the world into a more liveable, safer and sustainable place.
Key issues in climate adaptation like dealing with flooding, drought, heavy rainfall and other complex scenarios affect local, regional, national and international communities. We facilitate the valuation and implementation of the most relevant eco-based solutions – replacing traditional grey infrastructure with BGI such as green corridors and roofs, permeable paving, rainwater harvesting systems.
Procurement has proven to be a very powerful tool for sustainability and climate adaptation. We are promoting the development and uptake of a circular procurement framework, contributing to limit climate change effects but also increase the adoption of climate adaptation solutions while fostering eco-innovation.
Many of our clients including cities, private companies and national governments work within a different context but are dealing with similar challenges. Peer-to-peer collaboration allows these stakeholders to learn from each other’s successes and failures, fosters the sharing and exchange of knowledge, expertise and tactical know-how, and provides an opportunity to inspire. For these reasons, we are successfully applying novel City-2-City, Procurer-2-Procurer and Farmer-2-Farmer approaches in various projects, and have developed an Online Community Platform which provides a fitting channel for continuous dialogue and knowledge transfer.
We help societies across the world become more resilient to climate-related threats. We are experienced in convening multiple stakeholders, governments, the private sector, civil society, intergovernmental bodies, and knowledge institutions to recognise, build and promote excellence to accelerate climate adaptation. Notably, we facilitated the building of Global Centre on Adaptation from initial idea to global centre by building relationships and formalising partnerships, mobilising resources, developing its business and organisational model, drafting its first working programme and strong communications.
The effects of climate change are a major risk for loss of life and economic damage for governments, investors, businesses and banks. By considering the climate change risks in investment planning and asset management, it will allow future infrastructure, assets and markets to be more resilient to the effects of climate change. We have experience in optimising investment planning by exploring the mainstreaming of these investments with other policy domains and help identify cost-optimal adaptive infrastructure upgrades by exploring a variety of technical designs: with adaptability and life-cycle costing for various performance levels.
Interested in learning more about peatland rewetting?
Read the paper of Dr. Amey S. Tilak and Mr. Seamus Hoyne in collaboration with the University of Birmingham (Prof. Dr. Nicholas Kettridge).
The article was published in Ecohydrology on June 06 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/eco.2445
This week, we attended the @H2020Storm Workshop, where we were one of 5 EU Projects presenting.
Below, see partner Josep Maria Salanova presenting the @URBANIZED_EU project, with a focus on the fleet management and simulation tasks @HitCerth is executing.
HOOP #StudyTour continues in @almere!
Today we learnt about the city’s #biowaste management system and visited #Cirwinn facilities, where they make green concrete.
And to finish, a tour around @floriadeExpo and their #circular bridges made of residual and organic materials.
“Exoskeletten: hype of realiteit?”🇧🇪
Next Tuesday @POMWVL and @brubotics will host an online information session [in Flemish] to answer your questions on the use of #exoskeletons and possibilities within your company!
Read more & register for free 👉https://www.pomwvl.be/agenda/exoskeletten-hype-of-realiteit/2022/06/28
What is a healthy city? And how can you measure #health in a city?
As presented at #URBACTfest, we are delighted to share more on our #HealthImpactAssessment tool, the Healthy Cities Generator!
Created as our @URBACT final product, discover more via 👇
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