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The UN’s sustainable development goal 13 in Berlin, Germany: towards the implementation of the "sponge city" concept for climate change adaptation and mitigation

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dc.contributor.author Senge Nzams, Telma
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-10T11:53:42Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-10T11:53:42Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/54790
dc.description Treball guanyador del primer premi 2022. Premi Càtedra UNESCO de Cicle de Vida i Canvi Climàtic, ESCI-UPF i Barcelona School of Management - UPF, als millors treballs de fi de grau (TFG) sobre temes de Benestar Planetari.
dc.description Bachelor's degree in Global Studies. Curs 2021-2022
dc.description Tutor: Antonio Luna Garcia
dc.description.abstract The battle against climate change is one of the key issues occupying the global agenda today. Adapting to and mitigating climate change are considered key in strategic plans to tackle climate change. In this context, adaptation refers to taking action to adjust and prepare for current and future impacts of climate change. Meanwhile, mitigation refers to preventing and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. This dissertation posits that both terms complement each other as actions geared towards the improvement or deterioration of one strategy affect the other. Many adaptation strategies have been proposed and/or implemented as a means to cope with climate impact. These elements however ignore the component of rainwater as a crucial adaptation strategy which in this dissertation is known as the “Sponge city” concept. This study aims to analyse the effectiveness of Berlin's rainwater adaptation strategy in the face of the increasing threat of climate change. The methodological approach adopted is an analytical framework supported by data from public sources, government and private websites complemented with an interview from the Berlin government personnel Mr. Pearson. The results of this study depicts that Berlin's sponge city implementation is slow but can be improved taking into account the recommendations provided based on the limitations delaying Berlin’s transition. In the end, recommendations are offered on how Berlin could revamp its rainwater management strategies and knowledge shared in this dissertation can also be adapted to other cities.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other Treball de fi de grau – Curs 2021-2022
dc.title The UN’s sustainable development goal 13 in Berlin, Germany: towards the implementation of the "sponge city" concept for climate change adaptation and mitigation
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.subject.keyword Climate change
dc.subject.keyword Adaptation and mitigation
dc.subject.keyword Water (rainwater)
dc.subject.keyword Rainwater
dc.subject.keyword Sponge city
dc.subject.keyword Berlin (fGermany)
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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