Tallinn’s new Climate Action Plan and methodology for calculating storm water fees at municipal level
In the framework of LIFE UrbanStorm, a new methodology for calculating the fee for stormwater management services in Tallinn has been developed. The stormwater fee would help to improve the organising of the stormwater system and cover related investments. The methodology includes three possible alternative methodologies for Tallinn: “easy”, “medium”, “difficult”.
The new Climate Action Plan has been developed for Tallinn to increase the readiness and capacity of Tallinn to adapt to the impacts of climate change through long-term decisions and spatial solutions and to prevent or limit damage caused by extreme weather events. It includes 27 measures divided between 8 areas – 1. Land use and planning, 2. Buildings, 3. Health, 4. Water management (drinking water), 5. Water management (stormwater), 6. Natural environment and biodiversity, 7. Transport infrastructure and mobility, 8. Climate change adaptation (awareness, legislation and monitoring).
Both the stormwater fee and Climate Action Plan have been submitted to Tallinn City authorities for approval.