Copenhagen: Cloudburst Management Plan “A climate- proof city”
- Nature-based solutions and the insurance value of ecosystems
- Enhancing sustainable urbanisation
- Developing climate change adaptation; improving risk management and resilience
In July 2011, in less than two hours, Copenhagen was hit by an extreme 1000-year storm event – or Cloudburst – where 150mm of rain left large areas of the city under up to one meter of water. The 2011 event had been preceded by a 100-year storm in August 2010 and was hit again in 2014. Copenhagen realized that Cloudbursts were not a one-off occurrence; the threat compounds as harbor...