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 between eighteen Swedish authorities.

News

21 November 2016

New bedrock data over northern Sweden

New bedrock data over the southern parts of Norrbotten county is now available from the Geological Survey of Sweden's bedrock database. An area of ​​approximately 40,000 square kilometers in southern Norrbotten has been surveyed. The bedrock data can be used as a basis for planning infrastructure, but also in environmental studies, mapping of water in bedrock and research.

07 September 2016

National Action Plan for managing ground conditions

Climate change is expected to have serious impacts on the Swedish housing and infrastructure. No national strategy yet exists to facilitate the planning required to act upon it. The Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) is therefore voluntarily developing a national action plan for the land use in the built environment.

09 May 2016

Welcome to the Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation

The English site for the Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation has now been launched. Here you will find information about the effects of climate change and examples of how climate change adaptation can be integrated in your daily work, in a Swedish context. You will find more extensive information and guidance in the Swedish version of the portal.

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.

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 between eighteen Swedish authorities.

News

21 November 2016

New bedrock data over northern Sweden

New bedrock data over the southern parts of Norrbotten county is now available from the Geological Survey of Sweden's bedrock database. An area of ​​approximately 40,000 square kilometers in southern Norrbotten has been surveyed. The bedrock data can be used as a basis for planning infrastructure, but also in environmental studies, mapping of water in bedrock and research.

07 September 2016

National Action Plan for managing ground conditions

Climate change is expected to have serious impacts on the Swedish housing and infrastructure. No national strategy yet exists to facilitate the planning required to act upon it. The Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) is therefore voluntarily developing a national action plan for the land use in the built environment.

09 May 2016

Welcome to the Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation

The English site for the Swedish Portal for Climate Change Adaptation has now been launched. Here you will find information about the effects of climate change and examples of how climate change adaptation can be integrated in your daily work, in a Swedish context. You will find more extensive information and guidance in the Swedish version of the portal.

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.

Climate Change Adaptation in Sweden

Learn from others - Case studies

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.