The risks linked to climate change for urbanised areas in Brussels are, firstly, flooding, and secondly, urban heat islands. In order to limit these impacts, the City of Brussels will offer a premium to owners or tenants. This premium will encourage them to increase permeable and green surfaces when renovating or reconstructing buildings. These green surfaces have two advantages: they allow water to percolate into the ground in the event of heavy rainfall, and they also absorb heat.
The main project organiser:
OU Planning and Development
OBJECTIVES TO BE ACHIEVED:
- Create a premium for residents to increase soil permeability and combat flooding.
Expected reduction in CO2: not applicable
- Environmental: decrease in the intensity of the urban heat island effect, increase in soil permeability.
FOLLOW-UP AND EVALUATION INDICATORS:
- Approval of premium payment.
- Annual allocated budget.
- Number of premiums granted.
Budget: €50,000 for the premiums