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Global warming: Pioneers of change wanted!
Pro-active parties who are adapting now to climate change are sought in a new contest launched by the Federal Ministry for Environment (BMU) and the Competence Center on Global Warming and Adaptation at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). Exemplary local and regional initiatives in climate change adaptation are wanted up to the 2 April 2011 deadline. There are many good beginnings in the areas of flood protection, environmentally friendly air conditioning of buildings, or ”green roofs”, and UBA and BMU aim to find the best ones. The contest especially targets cities and municipalities, businesses and associations, as well as other committed stakeholders. The contest launch coincides with the Center’s “KomPass-Tatenbank für Maßnahmen zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel" on 1 December 2010, a database offering all interested parties a forum to register their own adaptation projects or be inspired by the ideas of others. read more