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No mitigation without adaptation; How do we adapt to climate change?

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Mitigation versus adaptation

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No mitigation without adaptation; How do we adapt to climate change?

When: Thursday 21 Januari, 14:00 - 15:00 hrs (CET)
Where: Online on the virtual Martinikerk
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Admission: free, but register in advance
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Groningen will be the heart of the climate adaptation week at the end of January. The energy transition is mainly climate mitigation. But what is the difference between climate adaptation and climate mitigation? And how do these two relate to each other? Join us and find out how important mitigation and adaptation are to combat and adapt to climate change.

  • Learn the difference between adaptation and mitigation

  • Find out what cities can do to deal with more extreme weather circumstances

  • Get to know how the energy transition relates to climate adaptation

Adaptation and mitigation go hand in hand. No matter how hard we try to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, some degree of climate change, like more extreme weather, is already inevitable and we need to prepare for it. On the other hand, the more greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, the easier it becomes to prepare for the resulting climate change. An adequate adaptation policy will not be possible without mitigation. After all, the changes would be too extreme. We must therefore focus on both challenges.

Gert-Jan Steeneveld

Gert-Jan Steeneveld is associate professor at the Meteorology and Air Quality Section of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research focusses on understanding urban weather in climate in order to facilitate urban climate adaptation. Thereto he developed a weather prediction model for Amsterdam at 100 m resolution. Also, his group runs the Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite consisting of 24 weather stations across Amsterdam, and observations urban heat, evapotranspiration and carbon footprint. Moreover his team developed the recipe for standard urban heat maps in the Netherlands that are now available in the Klimaateffectatlas.nl. Also, crowdsourcing of urban weather observations via personal weather stations and smartphones is part of the research activities. Finally, he is president of the Dutch Meteorological Society (NVBM), associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, and council member of the European Meteorological Society.

This event is part of the Energy Academy Program, but is open for a broad audience. If you want to obtain the Energy Academy Certificate, make sure you sign up via the link below.