The Swedish portal for climate change adaptation supports society and citizens preparing for climate change consequences. The portal offers comprehensive information and support within a number of areas. The portal is run by the Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation, in cooperation with nineteen Swedish authorities.

News

15 August 2017

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a new international river flow dataset of unparalleled scale and diversity, to which the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has contributed. This is the first time this link has been demonstrated at a continental scale using observational data. A collaborative study with 30 European partners shows that the timing of the floods has shifted across much of Europe, dramatically in some areas.

05 June 2017

Ground construction can be adapted to a changing climate

As part of the ongoing process of raising awareness in society of how ground construction can be adapted to a changing climate, the Swedish Geotechnical Intitute has produced an Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out a series of measures to adapt ground construction to a variable and changing climate, and specifies how they can be implemented and by whom.

01 May 2017

Introduction course to The Planning and Building act

The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning has released an introduction course to The Planning and Building act (PBL). In the first part, they give a general introduction to the PBL, followed by four parts – the comprehensive plan, detailed development plan, building permit and construction process and supervision.

Sommarkväll över mognande vetefält

Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation

The Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation is a resource for everybody with a responsibility for, or interest in, Sweden´s adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

Sverigekarta

Climate Change Adaptation in Sweden

The Swedish portal for climate change adaptation supports society and citizens preparing for climate change consequences. The portal offers comprehensive information and support within a number of areas. The portal is run by the Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation, in cooperation with nineteen Swedish authorities.

News

15 August 2017

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a new international river flow dataset of unparalleled scale and diversity, to which the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has contributed. This is the first time this link has been demonstrated at a continental scale using observational data. A collaborative study with 30 European partners shows that the timing of the floods has shifted across much of Europe, dramatically in some areas.

05 June 2017

Ground construction can be adapted to a changing climate

As part of the ongoing process of raising awareness in society of how ground construction can be adapted to a changing climate, the Swedish Geotechnical Intitute has produced an Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out a series of measures to adapt ground construction to a variable and changing climate, and specifies how they can be implemented and by whom.

01 May 2017

Introduction course to The Planning and Building act

The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning has released an introduction course to The Planning and Building act (PBL). In the first part, they give a general introduction to the PBL, followed by four parts – the comprehensive plan, detailed development plan, building permit and construction process and supervision.

Sommarkväll över mognande vetefält

Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation

The Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation is a resource for everybody with a responsibility for, or interest in, Sweden´s adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

Sverigekarta

Climate Change Adaptation in Sweden

Learn from others - Case studies

Kristianstad invallning

Embankments protect against future flooding

Because of its low-lying position by water, Kristianstad is constantly in danger of being flooded. Large parts of the city were close to being flooded in 2002, and work has been underway since then to build embankments and pumping stations to protect the city by preventing the water from flowing in. The project aims to protect Kristianstad against flooding both in the current climate and in the future.

Höstsamling av renar

Reindeer herding adapts to climate change

Reindeer herding is already being affected by climate change. The formation of ice in the early part of the winter and reduced levels of frozen snow crust in early spring are amongst the changes that have caused problems for reindeer herding in recent years. Vilhemina Northern Herding Cooperative has developed tools to track the movements of their reindeer and to aid consultation with other land users.

Semi-intensiva gröna tak, Augustenborgs Botaniska Takträdgård

Green roofs

Malmö’s work on adapting buildings for climate change is well advanced. Some of the city’s buildings have been given green roofs to help manage the impact of climate change.

Kristianstad invallning

Embankments protect against future flooding

Because of its low-lying position by water, Kristianstad is constantly in danger of being flooded. Large parts of the city were close to being flooded in 2002, and work has been underway since then to build embankments and pumping stations to protect the city by preventing the water from flowing in. The project aims to protect Kristianstad against flooding both in the current climate and in the future.

Höstsamling av renar

Reindeer herding adapts to climate change

Reindeer herding is already being affected by climate change. The formation of ice in the early part of the winter and reduced levels of frozen snow crust in early spring are amongst the changes that have caused problems for reindeer herding in recent years. Vilhemina Northern Herding Cooperative has developed tools to track the movements of their reindeer and to aid consultation with other land users.

Semi-intensiva gröna tak, Augustenborgs Botaniska Takträdgård

Green roofs

Malmö’s work on adapting buildings for climate change is well advanced. Some of the city’s buildings have been given green roofs to help manage the impact of climate change.