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Climate Atlas (DK0066)



Action Plan: Denmark Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: The Danish Meterological Institute

Support Institution(s): State stakeholders involved: The Environmental Protection Agency, KDI (Municipality Data and In-frastructure) and the Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency are all in-volved via a comprehensive stakeholder involvement track, to ensure synergy and alignment of expectations in relation to other governmen-tal data portals. CSOs, companies, international organisations, working groups: Municipalities, supplies and consulting engineers as well as scientific institutions and Local Government Denmark, KTC (Association of Technical Directors in Danish Local Authorities) and the Danish re-gions are all involved through early ongoing stakeholder involvement which will continue throughout the whole project.

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Environment and Climate, Open Data, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Water and Sanitation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Denmark Design Report 2019-2021

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the social problem that the commitment will address?
DMI is developing a Climate Atlas to better prepare the Danish munici-palities for the extreme weather conditions of the future. The weather of the future will be extreme and will have a negative impact for many citizens, who risk being exposed to flooding, torrential rainstorms and drought. Decision-makers are giving DMI (who possess expertise and data) the opportunity to develop a Climate Atlas, in dialogue with their users. Climate Atlas presents a cohesive image of the extreme weather of the future, which will equip Denmark to accommodate the consequences of climate change, thus being of benefit to society. The Climate Atlas will contain data about expected future climate change at municipal level and will cover Denmark in its entirety. Mu-nicipalities and other relevant parties will be able to use the common data set to plan appropriate climate adaptation measures, without over or under dimensioning their scope.

What does the commitment entail?
The Climate Atlas has been prepared based on the DMI's own data, international partnerships and knowledge from UN global climate re-ports that are published at frequent intervals. The Climate Atlas can be considered a “crystal ball” for the climate that is able to estimate the state of the climate in the middle and end of the present century. The Climate Atlas provides a collected database about issues such as anticipated future precipitation until groundwater rises to surface level and sea levels until they rise to coastline levels. Current climate parameters (e.g. temperature, precipitation, sea levels and flooding) are calculated and compiled at municipal, watershed and coastal levels, but not at a highly localised scale, such as urban district or landowner associations, as the required precision is not pos-sible. Data will present a qualified estimate of how much water levels are expected to rise, the scale and frequency of flooding, torrential rain and drought.

How will the commitment contrib-ute towards solving the social problem?
The Climate Atlas will help municipalities to consider how climate changes that lie ahead will affect their respective areas. It would for example be a poor investment, if a municipality were to construct dikes that are too low or build them in the wrong locations. The best way to adapt to climate change is therefore to develop solutions based on data from the Climate Atlas, combined with knowledge about the current local situation. The Climate Atlas will be able to quantify the levels involved and indi-cate where the problems will be greatest. A further effect analysis, which includes factors such as water table and drainage, will need to be prepared afterwards, using data from sources such as the Climate Atlas and issues specific to the local area. Used in isolation, the Cli-mate Atlas will not be able to provide information about the impact of water in a given municipality because it does not include a registry of factors such as ground water table, drainage, prevention measures and other local factors. The Climate Atlas will be online in a basic form for municipalities during the autumn of 2019, after which it will be de-veloped and updated on an ongoing basis up until 2021.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
The commitment ensures the validity of data, an authoritative data set, increases transparency by making data available, improves the quality of the information that is available and increases the public’s ability to access this information. The commitment establishes a joint national data basis for use in measures towards adaptation to climate change, reliable knowledge about the extreme weather conditions we will see in the future, actual estimates for future changes in climate at munici-pal level and access to uniform information across municipal bounda-ries. The commitment also contributes towards informing citizens of the possible consequences of climate change in Denmark, including the need to adapt to the climate in their own immediate environment.

Additional information
The Climate Atlas is financed through FL18 to the sum of DKK 27.2 million over the four-year duration of the project. Read more about the Climate Atlas here:


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