Climate Action

The effects of the climate crisis are being felt daily by citizens around the world. Specific knowledge and data are needed to plan and build safe and resilient future urban environments. As climate change increasingly brings flood warnings and more extreme weather conditions, special measures to ready our urban environments and societies need to be taken.

Urban Insight is based on a number of insight reports written by Sweco's experts, based on data, fact and science. These insights will be shared throughout the year in a series on Urban Insight website. Global and local initiatives will be organised during the year to inspire, and to open up for discussions about sustainable urban planning. During 2020 within the theme Climate Action we will share more data, facts and insights about how we together create a sustainable future, starting today.

Building in biodiversity: For climate, for health

Our cities: Ecological deserts or biodiverse hotspots? According to the 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, around 1 million animal and plant species are currently threatened with extinction. This report finds that the health of the ecosystems we depend on is deteriorating more rapidly than ever, affecting the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide. In this Urban Insight report, experts show how urban design can make our cities part of the solution.


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