Here you will find a guideline for the implementation of measures for climate protection or adaptation to climate change.
Heat in cities
With climate change, periods of hot weather will become more frequent, longer, and hotter. The negative impact of this heat will be felt particularly keenly in cities and agglomerations, because the roads, pavements and buildings absorb the sun's rays and heat up the local environment. Urban planning can reduce this urban heat island effect by adapting the design of outside space to the changing climate. To this end, open green spaces must be planned, with plenty of shade, and cooling water elements that are accessible to all. Fresh air from the surrounding area, as well as air
circulation, must also be ensured. This report collates numerous examples that show how the heat island effect can be mitigated
Heat in cities (PDF, 10 MB, 03.12.2018)This publication does not exist in English. It is available in other languages.
Last modification 18.08.2020