On Tuesday, 15 June 2021, Katharina Schrot presented the Evolging Regions project in the Klima.Werkstatt of KlimaDiskurs.NRW e.V. Under the title “Climate Impacts and Climate Adaptation in NRW”, decision-makers from politics, civil society, business and science came together to discuss relevant topics of climate adaptation and the resulting challenges for municipalities.
Following a substantive introduction by NRW Environment Minister Ursula Heinen-Esser to the NRW Climate Adaptation Act and the President of the Federal Environment Agency Prof. Dirk Messner on climate impacts and climate adaptation, various stakeholders discussed necessary measures in a panel. The following four workshops focused on various aspects of climate adaptation: from municipal climate adaptation to the adaptation of industry and companies, climate adaptation in the fields of agriculture, forestry and water management to the effects of climate change on cooling. Katharina Schrot presented the Evolving Regions project in the workshop “Climate Adaptation concretely – Existing at the municipal level” and discussed the necessity of climate adaptation at the local level with various municipal actors. The consequences of climate change are clearly being felt at the local level. Moderated by Angela Wegener from Radio Wuppertal, Katharina Schrot, Dr. Philipp Lande from LAG 21 NRW, Karl-Heinz Frings from the city of Duisburg and Anke Valentin from Wila Bonn provided exciting input and led to a lively discussion about climate adaptation at the municipal level.