Germany: Combating the heat island effect and poor air quality with green ventilation corridors (2014)

A Climate Atlas was developed for the Stuttgart region, presenting the distribution of temperature and cold air flows according to the city’s topography and land use. Based on this information, a number of planning and zoning regulations are recommended which aim to preserve open space and increase the presence of vegetation in densely built-up areas. The planning recommendations build on the legislative framework of the German Building Code and other national, regional and locally developed regulations.

Type Case Study
Class Case Studies
Country Germany
Biome Urban areas
Threat Type Changes in temperature, Changes in precipitation, Increased frequency or intensity of extreme climat events, Change in seasonal patterns, Increase in atmospheric pollution
Impact Habitat and species loss
Adaptation Activities Protection of habitat, Landscape scale management
Tool Type Meteorological Data, Assessment
Date Added 19 July 2011
Date Modified 19 July 2011

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme