New App Highlights Rotterdam’s climate risks and actions, adding to city’s leadership among delta cities
C40 City Rotterdam recently launched the Delta City Rotterdam App, providing its community members and visitors with an innovative tool to explore the city and learn about the actions it has taken to protect itself against flooding – a key climate adaptation risk. “Hotspots” on the App allow users to discover the broad network of solutions the city has implemented, such as multifunctional dykes, smart spatial design, water plazas and the Maeslant Barrier. At each point, the App offers insight on how and why these measures work and how they are part of an integrated strategy for the entire city.
A founding member of the C40 Connecting Delta Cities (CDC) network, Rotterdam has long been a global leader in addressing climate change -- and, particularly, the unique set of challenges delta cities face -- by taking local action and sharing and exchanging knowledge with other cities around the world. Together cities in the CDC network such as London, Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City support each other in the development and implementation of climate adaptation strategies. Last month, Rotterdam hosted a C40 workshop that convened the CDC network as well as a complementary new Climate Adaptation Risk Assessment network, announced as part of a new C40 commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, to help cities prioritize investment in climate change action.
To read more about the C40 workshop in Rotterdam, click here.