Climate Summit Paris: remarkable step but not enough

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It’s already a historic climate summit. Delegates from 196 countries have to reach an agreement on combating global warming after 2020. The last major climate summit, Copenhagen in 2009, failed because there should be a comprehensive agreement.

More than 150 countries have applied on the eve of the climate conference in Paris in late November with plans and initiatives to stop the global warming.

But all these plans will not be enough to stay below the safe 2 degrees Celsius.

However, they slow down the warm-up, and they make sure that the 2-degree-target in the near future will be feasible without large investments. Read More

Porous concrete for save dry roads

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Porous concrete on roads means: less traffic noise and the end of splashing water and aquaplaning

In Europe we know this permeable or porous concrete saves may lives during the year. Why? Because the road stays dry, even with stormy weather. And we will face an increasing lot of storms the upcoming years.

A lot of countries don’t invest in permeable concrete. But maybe this system will change their minds.

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Porous concrete on roads means: less traffic noise and the end of splashing water and aquaplaning

The average motorist appreciates the comfort of the porous coating. But there are also disadvantages:

  • higher costs for construction
  • less skid resistance of the road surface immediately after installation
  • reconcilable problems in combating snow and ice

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