How to succeed with climate adaptations
To counter the effects of climate change, Sweden’s municipalities have been tasked with preparing climate adaptation plans and implementing the necessary measures. To succeed in this will require a holistic perspective, a long-ter…
Who is responsible for climate adaptations?
There is growing realisation in society that coping with climate change requires different types of adaptations and measures. What is lacking is a deeper discussion about how the responsibility for climate adaptation should be sha…
Handbook for successful green roofs
Green roofs are a way to reduce the effects of climate change in urban areas. For those interested in green roofs, Grönatakhandboken is invaluable.
Where heavy rain is a resource, not a problem
Uppsala is home to a unique stormwater runoff system that irrigates trees and shrubs and even delays water beneath the roadway. As well as being a smart way to use rainwater, this also reduces the risk of high water levels and flo…
Icy winds will test tomorrow’s wind turbines
Northern Sweden is home to vast, uninhabited areas with energy-rich winds; however, the technology required to handle the extreme cold and icy winds is as yet untested. The Uljabuouda Cold Climate Test Centre gives us that ab…
When water becomes scarce
Only three percent of Earth’s water is freshwater. Despite freshwater being vital to us – we manage it recklessly. 2018 was the third consecutive year that Sweden was hit by drought and experienced a strained situation in terms of…
Global trends are creating new conditions
The world is changing and global trends are changing the conditions for countries, communities and markets around the world. The need to transition to a sustainable development entails challenges – as well as opportunities – for b…
Visualisation to simplify decisions on managed realignment
Around 60-70% of the world’s major cities lie only a few metres above sea level and, because the warmer climate is causing glaciers and inland ice to melt, the water level is rising. More research is being conducted into this area…
Prefab wooden climate shells save time, money and energy
Many of Sweden’s buildings are in acute need of renovation. This particularly applies to post-war housing stock, much of which is both poorly insulated and suffering from crumbling facades.
Efficient mixer taps save energy
In excess of 20% of Sweden’s energy use comes from heating and the production of hot water. A RISE project has demonstrated that there are large savings to be made by using more energy-efficient mixer taps. The documentation used …