How can the necessary adaptation to climate change be linked to the spatial development of the Netherlands in such a way that a contribution is made to the economy and spatial quality? That is the central question for this design research. Given the complexity and the many uncertainties, it is impossible to give a definitive answer to this question. But we can map out opportunities and options. Because there is definitely something to choose from.
This report has been prepared in the context of the Climate-proof Netherlands (KBNL) research program. This research program has been carried out by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment. The aim was to bundle existing knowledge about the consequences of climate change and to develop a strategy to make the Netherlands climate-proof. Various research institutes contributed to this. The results are summarised in the report “A delta on the move” (PBL, 2011).
The design research is based on the principle “increase resilience where possible, offer resistance where necessary”. “Resilience” is about providing more room for natural processes and learning how to deal with uncertainties. This includes concepts such as “room for the river”, “moving with the sea” and “function follows water level”.
The complete report (in Dutch) can be downloaded here:Rapport Klimaatbestendig Nederland
LOCATIONNederlandCLIENTPlanbureau voor de LeefomgevingMinisterie van Infrastructuur & MilieuCATEGORYResearchPERIOD2012STATUSPublished