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    The Smart Climate

    How the Utrecht region takes on climate change and its associated challenges

  • What does climate change mean for the Utrecht region?

    A strategic approach to climate change

    A historical link

    The region of Utrecht has a long-standing connection to climate change. The area’s central and historical role is closely related to the way the climate has shaped the landscape. Now, the accelerating climate change threatens the quality of life.

    An important witness

    As such, the Utrecht region holds a central position for instigating change. It is centrally positioned in the Netherlands to witnesses important climate challenges: changing precipitation patterns, Urban Heat islands and effects of increased urbanization.

    A climate proof future

    Climate changes are managed through a wide range of projects. The goal? Maximizing the short-term win-win solution, as well as looking at climate adaptation as a long-term strategic investment.