The Heat Vulnerability Index can be used to highlight areas where people are most vulnerable to heat, and it can inform governments’ plans to protect people’s health more effectively.
For the first time, we have a map that shows us where cooling is urgent and allows us to take specific measures.
FORMER DEPUTY MAJOR, CITY OF VIENNA
We have been collaborating with ECOTEN in the field of sustainability and ecology, and we are not surprised that Vienna chose to work with them as well.
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, 4CT
The analysis of ECOTEN is intended to help Vienna avert the progressive climate change which is very much affected by cities.
Ecoten’s analysis should help to defuse the heat spots and counteract the climate crisis in the short and long term through urban planning.
“We now have a study that says that by 2050 our city will heat up by up to eight degrees,” says Hebein.
That is why rapid action is necessary.
The heat map created for Vienna by the start-up ECOTEN impressively confirms many years of warnings given by the FPO-Ottakring.
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A new global index highlighting the world’s most vulnerable cities to extreme heat events.