QLE.20.016 – CliMAQ – Climate mitigation and adaptation strategies for cities with added value to quality of the living environment

Route: Quality of the living environment

Cluster question: 019 How should we undertake the transition to an entirely sustainable energy supply?

Cities and regions need to be carbon neutral by 2050. In the meantime, they are already facing the effects of climate change and experiencing pressure on quality of the living environment. At present, the sustainable energy transition has a rather technocratic primary focus on energy strategies, detached from the required adaptation to climate change and insufficiently emphasising improvement of quality of the living environment.
CliMAQ focuses on synergetic climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and solutions for urban typologies, with added value for the quality of the living environment. CliMAQ focuses on technical-spatial solutions and green infrastructures, but it puts quality of the living environment at the front, referring to safe and healthy living conditions, wellbeing of citizens, and biodiversity. Strategies and solutions proposed will be built, tested and evaluated in various urban and regional living labs, which are co-developed and evaluated in participative processes with citizens and other local stakeholders.
Therefore, CliMAQ aims at climate action in the broadest sense, focussing on Mitigation, Adaptation and Quality of the living environment, elaborated in participative processes, using local knowledge and initiatives, serving public understanding and increasing acceptance of climate action in real life.


climate adaptation, energy transition, Governance, Green infrastructures, Quality of the living environment

Other organisations

Arnhem, cities of Amsterdam, Delft, Den Haag, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, PBL, Provinsje Fryslan, Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM), Tilburg, Wageningen Universities and Research (WUR)


Organisation TU Delft (TUD)
Name Prof. dr. ir. A.A.J.F. (Andy) van den Dobbelsteen
E-mail a.a.j.f.vandendobbelsteen@tudelft.nl
Website https://www.tudelft.nl/bk/over-faculteit/hoogleraren/profdrir-aajf-van-den-dobbelsteen/