Rotterdam Climate Proof started out at the end of 2008 and is currently in full progress as part of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative. In the meantime, Rotterdam Climate Proof has achieved the following results:
5.2 million euros obtained from the national Knowledge for Climate subsidy programme.
First Dutch water management curriculum at Rotterdam University started up.
First elaboration of the Veerman Committee recommendations delivered.
Rotterdam coordinates the knowledge exchange between the C40 delta cities.
Various publications, films, and dissertations.
20,000 m2 of Green Roofs and a subsidy scheme have been realized.
Design of the first Water Plaza is completed, and the participation programme has been started up.
A total of 25,000 m3 of additional water storage space has been realized.
5,000 m3 of additional water storage space in Tjalklaan is currently under construction.
10,000 m3 of additional water storage space in Museumpark is currently under construction.
The first terraced levee has been designed (Hilledijk).
The design for the Blue Connection is finished, the agreement has been signed.
Design and business case for the Floating Pavilion have been finalized, and construction has commenced late in 2009.
Positioning/marketing and spin-off
Contract with World Expo Shanghai, pavilion construction commenced.
Rotterdam acclaimed as SMART Delta City (Berlin).
Connecting Delta Cities set up within C40.
Rising turnover is achieved in consultancy services on water management and climate change adaptation in Rotterdam and the surrounding region.
IBM invests in Rotterdam by means of IT programmes and top talent.
Rotterdam appointed as Champion City (World Water Forum).
Rotterdam sets an example by the National Water Plan.
The number of water management and climate-related conferences and delegations in and to Rotterdam has increased explosively.
Rotterdam now enjoys national and international recognition in this arena.
Strategic Water/Climate marketing plan has been delivered.
2009 study by Deloitte reveals: water management/climate is the most promising economic growth sector in Rotterdam.
Television series entitled ‘Mulder & Sno’ and ‘010 water’ broadcast on local television.
Rotterdam designated as the location for the new National Water Centre in 2012.
A clean, green and healthy city where sustainability contributes to a strong economy. This is the ambition the Rotterdam Municipal Executive wants to work on with the new Rotterdam Sustainability Programme. Reducing carbon emission by half, preparing for the consequences of climate change, improving air quality and reducing noise are the main topics of the programme. The Municipal Executive will invest 31 million euros in order to achieve the green ambitions.