2015 - Impact of heat stress and green greening scenario's on the living and working conditions in Ghent city and harbor

Ghent agglomeration
Ghent University (coordinator Flemish Thinktank Climate Adaptation)

On demand of the Flemish Thinktank Climate Adaptation, the impact of heat stress on human confort has been mapped for the whole territory of the city of Ghent, including the harbor area. 

In our study, we have focused on outdoor conditions. Depending on the type of work (light work, medium heavy, heavy work and very heavy work), the potentially lost working hours could have reached 320 hours during the very hot summer of 2003.

The total amount of potentially lost working hours from legally obliged rest moments for different types of working during the summer of 2003.