Green Roofs

Planting the roofs of existing/new buildings with grass/vegetation to improve the insulation and to reduce the urban heat island effect in summer time adapts to higher summer temperatures and heat waves. On the other hand, less cooling energy is needed which also contributes to climate protection.

This measure is described in detail under Green Roofs in the AMICA Adaptation Tool, together with internet links and a best practice sheet.

The dissemination of this measure could be fostered by supporting legislative and spatial planning actions.

Green roofs in Stuttgart, Germany (Source: Stuttgart)