Climate Change: Mitigating Effects vs. Adapting to Climate Change

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Abstrakt

This paper presents the effects of climate change relevant for Denmark, including the change in mean year values as well as the extent of maximum and minimum extremes. Described by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the assumptions that the scenarios are based on were outlined and evaluated in a Danish context. The uncertainty of the scenarios leaves major challenges that, if not addressed and taken into account in building design, will grow far more serious as climate change progresses.

Cases implemented in the Danish building stock illustrate adaptation to climate change and illustrate how building design can include mitigating measures to counteract climate change. Cases studied were individual buildings as well as the urban environment. Furthermore the paper describes some of the issues that must be addressed, as the building sector is investing in measures to adapt to climate change and to mitigate its effects.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titelproceedings of the World Sustainable Building Conference : SB11
Vol/bind2
UdgivelsesstedHelsinki
ForlagRIL - Finnish Association of Civil Engineers
Publikationsdato18 okt. 2011
Sider34-35
ISBN (Trykt)978-951-758-534-7
StatusUdgivet - 18 okt. 2011
BegivenhedWorld Sustainable Building Conference - SB11 Helsinki - Helsinki, Finland
Varighed: 18 okt. 201121 okt. 2011

Konference

KonferenceWorld Sustainable Building Conference - SB11 Helsinki
Land/OmrådeFinland
ByHelsinki
Periode18/10/201121/10/2011

Emneord

  • Mitigation
  • Adaption
  • Climate Change
  • Effects
  • Building
  • Urban environment
  • Cases

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