Climate cafe in Oldenburg

09 March 2020 - Published by Manon van de Riet
February 2020, 12 students from five different countries participated in the Climate Café in Oldenburg. This format was developed by the Hanzehogeschool Groningen.

The OOWV provided a current use case from the ongoing EU INTERREG project CATCH "Dealing with extreme heavy rain events and possible climate adaptation measures for Oldenburg”. In only one and a half days, students from different courses of study worked out proposals on how to bring the topic of extreme heavy rain events in public space closer to the citizens and make it visible in everyday life. A survey of about 70 citizens also showed that the majority of the Oldenburg citizens would be willing to implement climate adaptation measures themselves, either at home or in cooperation with others. The gained knowledge and creative suggestions will support the future work in the Oldenburg CATCH project.
Finally, the students presented their ideas at the conference of the INTERREG project Water-Co-Governance in Oldenburg.