Green infrastructure for adaptation to climate change in cities:
Climate change, with increasing temperatures and heat waves, makes it necessary for cities to think about adapting to the changing climate. One way to adapt is to improve the green infrastructure in the cities. These can be both small-scale and large-scale measures, such as afforestation for example. The climatic effects of green infrastructure have been studied for a long time and are well documented.
It turns out that the climatic effect of the green is usually limited to the location itself and no far-reaching effect can be detected. In the immediate vicinity of the green, however, improvements in the sensitive temperature up to 20 degrees are possible, while the influence on the air temperature is limited to only a few degrees.
The heat waves also present the risk of prolonged droughts, as the years 2018 and 2019 have shown. The development of the green infrastructure must therefore go hand in hand with rain water management measures.