Next Article in Journal
Does Corporate Financialization Affect Corporate Environmental Responsibility? An Empirical Study of China
Next Article in Special Issue
Sustainability Leadership in Higher Education Institutions: An Overview of Challenges
Previous Article in Journal
Goal Framing as a Tool for Changing People’s Car Travel Behavior in Sweden
Previous Article in Special Issue
Young Children’s Contributions to Sustainability: The Influence of Nature Play on Curiosity, Executive Function Skills, Creative Thinking, and Resilience
Open AccessArticle

ClimateCafé: An Interdisciplinary Educational Tool for Sustainable Climate Adaptation and Lessons Learned

1
NoorderRuimte, Research Centre for Built Environment, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Zernikeplein 7, P.O. Box 3037, 9701 DA Groningen, The Netherlands
2
Global Center on Adaptation, Energy Academy Europe, Nijenborgh 6, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
3
Geochemistry and Hydrogeology, Geological Survey of Norway, P.O. Box 6315 Torgarden, Trondheim, Norway
4
Research and Development, Indymo: Innovative Dynamic Monitoring, Molengraaffsingel 12, 2629 JD Delft, The Netherlands
5
Urban Water, RIONED Foundation Galvanistraat 1, 6716 AE Ede, The Netherlands
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2020, 12(9), 3694; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093694
Received: 29 February 2020 / Revised: 5 April 2020 / Accepted: 26 April 2020 / Published: 2 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Education for Sustainability)
ClimateCafé is a field education concept involving different fields of science and practice for capacity building in climate change adaptation. This concept is applied on the eco-city of Augustenborg in Malmö, Sweden, where Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) were implemented in 1998. ClimateCafé Malmö evaluated these NBS with 20 young professionals from nine nationalities and seven disciplines with a variety of practical tools. In two days, 175 NBS were mapped and categorised in Malmö. Results show that the selected green infrastructure have a satisfactory infiltration capacity and low values of potential toxic element pollutants after 20 years in operation. The question “Is capacity building achieved by interdisciplinary field experience related to climate change adaptation?” was answered by interviews, collecting data of water quality, pollution, NBS and heat stress mapping, and measuring infiltration rates, followed by discussion. The interdisciplinary workshops with practical tools provide a tangible value to the participants and are needed to advance sustainability efforts. Long term lessons learnt from Augustenborg will help stormwater managers within planning of NBS. Lessons learned from this ClimateCafé will improve capacity building on climate change adaptation in the future. This paper offers a method and results to prove the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel wrong when he opined that “we learn from history that we do not learn from history.” View Full-Text
Keywords: climate adaptation; education; capacity building; Nature-Based Solutions; water management; field experience; ClimateCafe climate adaptation; education; capacity building; Nature-Based Solutions; water management; field experience; ClimateCafe
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Boogaard, F.C.; Venvik, G.; Pedroso de Lima, R.L.; Cassanti, A.C.; Roest, A.H.; Zuurman, A. ClimateCafé: An Interdisciplinary Educational Tool for Sustainable Climate Adaptation and Lessons Learned. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3694.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop