WP 4 - Urban Energy
The main objective of this working package is to create the spatial information layer related to energy consumption in the household sector which includes energy use or the corresponding CO2 emissions in production of cooling, hot water, cooking, and use of electrical appliances.
The climate-related indirect impacts on urban settlements include increased energy demand for spatial cooling. Current urban development trends may be increasing the vulnerability of settlements to climate variability and extremes.
The urban-imposed threat to global sustainability has two fundamental dimensions: population growth and the ever-increasing per capita demand for floor-space, services, particularly material needs and energy.