View climate change as an opportunity
We need to view climate changes, such as frequent heatwaves, cloudbursts and flood risks, not only as threats but as opportunities to co-create more liveable, recreational urban environments and achieve green growth. And we need to realise that governments, cities and companies must work in unison and share their unique knowledge and experiences if we really mean business in our attempt to bring this vision to reality.
As a representative of the private sector, Ramboll is committed to solutions. Working as a sustainable society consultant from Greenland to Europe and the Middle East, we know that it takes urban planning, social coherence, economic growth, environmental sustainability, and most importantly good governance to ensure liveable city development. We also know that these five drivers aren’t enough.
Cities leading the way
Bristol has gone great lengths to ease congestion and reduce its carbon footprint with traffic-free Sundays and renewable energy solutions. Copenhagen has invested heavily in developing ambitious cloudburst plans to become more resilient towards intense rainfalls. In other words, mobility, resource optimisation, climate adaptation and mitigation are essential drivers, too.