The role of climate strategies and green infrastructure in the adaptation to climate change

Thumbnail Image
Hoyk, Edit
Kovács, András Donát
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Climate change is one of the greatest challenge for the economy, society and settlements. Today it is an expectation to mitigate the expected negative consequences and to make adaptation efforts. To achieve this, municipal climate strategies are needed which must include successfully used possibilities in adaptation. In our paper, we overview the specialities of the current Hungarian climate strategies, expectations for the future climate strategies and the role of green infrastructure as a possible method for adaptation. We investigated the climate strategies, and also conducted additional experts’ interviews. To confirm the effectiveness of green infrastructure, we analysed the inside and outside temperatures in a green-walled building for a two-month period. As a result of the analysis and the comparison of Hungarian and international climate strategies, we can conclude that these documents put great emphasis on the use of renewable energy sources. Our suggestion is that the application of energy-saving green walls should get a greater role among adaptation possibilities in the future. First results of our measurement show that in the case of green-walled buildings the difference in the temperature between walls with and without shadow can reach 20 °C, and shading can reduce indoor minimum temperature with 4-5 °C. Besides that, application of green walls has a great importance from the perspective of reducing CO2 emission, and improving of air quality thanks to the O2 production.
éghajlatváltozás , adaptáció , zöld infrastruktúra
Columella: Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 4: (1 (Suppl.)) pp. 131-136. (2017) - 16th Alps-Adria Workshop – Synergism in science. Konferencia helye, ideje: Opatija, Horvátország: 2017.04.03-2017.04.08.