Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
Context & Issues

The 5th IPCC report confirmed the reality of climate change and its impacts, in particular in urban areas: aggravation of heat islands, flooding due to rainwater runoff, etc.

The Plaine Commune district is undergoing rapid urban and socio-economic changes and needs to know and take into account the challenges of climate change in its projects so that the community being built today will be adapted to tomorrow's climate.

Artelia proposed a method combining a technical expert assessment to assess the impacts of climate change, consultation to define a strategy and adaptation measures consistent with the reality experienced by players in the area, and awareness-raising.

This method enabled the analysis to be performed at two levels: that of the urban area and that of nine "territorial focus areas" representative of the diversity of the urban fabric in Plaine Commune.