Mapping out climate change

Published on
July 14, 2021

How do you get people to really understand how urgent the climate crisis is? By literally putting the impact of climate change on the map! That is exactly what researchers from WUR and others have done.

The Climate Impact Atlas is a free online tool that shows, on maps, which parts of the Netherlands are at risk of flooding or where the most heat is expected to occur.

The Climate Impact Atlas shows that the consequences of climate change are significant and that adapting to them must be a top priority for our country.
Tim van Hattum, programme leader Climate

The Climate Impact Atlas helps you to get a first impression of these effects of climate change in your own environment. By looking at the map, you undoubtedly feel the problem more than before. You really get the picture.

The map also helps water boards, municipalities, provinces and central government to understand the risks and possible scenarios and to use these to make policy to prevent major problems.

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About the Climate Impact Atlas

Over ten years ago, Wageningen University & Research took the initiative for the Climate Impact Atlas at the request of the provinces. It has since grown into a collaborative project involving KNMI, Deltares, Rijkswaterstaat, the Delta Programme, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and other partners. The Climate Adaptation Services Foundation (CAS) manages the Climate Impact Atlas and ensures that the information remains up to date.