Den grønne vækstudvikling og klimatilpasning af København

Steffen Hesselbjerg Rasmussen, Frederick Tang Jørgensen, Robert Vincent Madsen, Mathias Bo Pedersen & Sandra Louise Andersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


One of the most significant and current issues, the world faces today, are within the field of climate and environment. The present climate change, caused by global warming, raises issues that have potential to destroy our way of life. On July 2. 2011, Copenhagen experienced the serious impact of these issues, with the cloudburst that hit Copenhagen and the surrounding area. This project will examine why local activities are relevant in relation to adapting to the global climate change, and the role local solutions will play in the climate adaptation strategy of the Municipality of Copenhagen. The approach on climate issues are many and this project will initially approach the issue from a glocal (local solutions to global issues) perspective. This project is based on qualitative methods such as document analysis and interviews. Furthermore, we have formulated questions to and we will summarize the key points, which we use for further analysis and finally draw a conclusion. We will start by describing and analyzing which socio theoretical and scientific considerations, climate change has caused. We approach this issue by using Ulrich Becks theory of “risk society”. By using Beck we aim to substantiate and illustrate the background, actuality and the serious issues that climate change entails. The serious nature of climate change, forge a need to adapt to the climate, glocally. The Municipality of Copenhagen is an example of how to locally adapt conditions to global issues, brought forth by the change in climate. Through an analysis of documents related to Copenhagen Municipality adaptation plan, we deduce an overall adaptation strategy. Inspired by the socio-technical system by Frank W. Geels, we use his theory as a strategic tool, to view Copenhagen Municipality as a socio technical system. By considering Copenhagen Municipality as a socio technical system, we will illustrate path dependency creates barriers for actors within the system. Finally, we will analyze how “public involvement”, can be used as a management tool, and how the project “Åbn Åen” as an example, can be used to demonstrate how local solutions can act as a niche to climate change. By involving the local public and contributors, in the planning of cloudburst management, they will be able to deviate from the barriers that are currently obstructing the safeguarding of Copenhagen.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato2 jun. 2014


  • Borgerinddragelse
  • Grøn vækst
  • Innovation
  • Københavns Kommune
  • Klimatilpasningsstrategi
  • Luftforurening
  • Åbn Åen
  • Ladegårsåen
  • Klimatilpasning
  • Socio-teknisk
  • Ulrich Beck
  • Lokale aktiviteter