Exposure of population in European cities to flood risk under climate change (scenario A2 — high emissions; 100-years flood)
Per city, the population living in the Larger Urban Zone as described in the Urban Atlas/Urban Audit definition (GMES, 2010 and Eurostat, 2010) is considered. The calculation uses the population distribution on urban land-use classes from Corine land cover 2000. Furthermore, neither coastal floods nor flood protection measures are considered in the calculation. Based on the hydrological model LISFLOD.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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