Foto: House in the strait, Atelier Saem, Czech Republic
David Kopecký – 18. 5. 2020
Do you know a project of adaptation measures to climate change? Submit an idea to Adapterra Awards contest
International contest Adapterra Awards, which is looking for functioning adaptation measures that help European countries to adapt to climate change, has started. Until the end of August people can submit inspiring projects such as green buildings and infrastructure, sustainable architecture, or innovative water management solutions. The very best projects then gain a Jury Award and become a part of an exhibition on the occasion of the climate adaptation conference in Prague this November and win a place in a prestigious inspirational database. Nominate now at www.adapterraawards.cz.
Pocket Parks in Wroclaw, Poland are one example of suchaclever climate solution. This series of seven parks serves as a means of measuring how much the green spaces are able to reduce heat in urban areas. This complex of greenery is a part of Grow Green project whose aim is to test the effectiveness of nature-based solutions in building urban climate resilience.The areas for parks were chosen by the residents themselves.
Similarly, Rain Garden project from Slovak capital Bratislava responds to climate changebycapturingrainwater from the roof of the local authority building and paved areas. The water is then usedfor irrigation saving drinking water as well as finances.
Another Slovak project is a great example of countryside water management and sustainable electricity production. Organic Farm Šataník in the middle of the fields among three villages counts not only on regional and organic production, but also on a photovoltaicsystem and drip irrigation.
„Both small and complex projects are a valuable inspiration.We are looking for innovations from urban areas, working environment or house-level adaptations as well as landscapemanagement solutions.Share your idea with us!“
Martin Ander, a climate adaptation specialist from the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation
In this year’s edition, Czechs submitted a record number of almost eighty best practices. Nominations for the Czech Republic took place from February to April. Nominations for the rest of Europe are open till the end of August.
Professional guarantee of the Adapterra Awards contest is provided by Integra Consulting, experts in sustainable developmentsolutions with the financial support of Nestlé Czech Republic.
Database of inspiring projects and ideas: www.lifetreecheck.eu/en/Databaze
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