Case studies

The examples below aim to provide inspiration and to share experiences of different types of climate change adaptation work in Sweden.

Camping on Öland switched to seawater pools

TourismUrban planning
Två pooler och människor som solar och badar

Climate change may lead to a warmer climate and a reduced water supply on Öland. Water is already a commodity in short supply on the island, and water restrictions were introduced in the spring of 2016. The filling of swimming pools with municipal water was prohibited, which led to that Saxnäs …

Machinery in agriculture being adapted for a changed climate

Traktor med påkopplad slangspridningsramp kör på åker

Heavy rainfall may lead to farmers equipment risks of getting stuck or damaging the soil via soil compaction. A farmer in Falkenberg can now reduce the risks associated with wet conditions, with the use of new types of agricultural machinery.

Floating homes in Karlstad

BuildingsTourismUrban planning
Flytande bostäder i Karlstad

Residential housing that floats on water became a solution for Karlstad Bostads AB in its quest to create floodproof houses. At the same time, the demand for housing that is adjacent to bodies of water can also be met. The idea was born after the severe floods in 2000.

Storage of grain secures their sale

Silos, Lantbruk Säffle.

The climate affects the prices in world markets for grains. A facility in Säffle shows that the vulnerability which price variations entails for producers can be turned around to profitability. The solution involves an increased capacity for drying and the storage of grain.

Better healthcare preparedness for heat waves in Skåne

BuildingsForestryHealthHeat wavesTourismUrban planning
Fingrar bildar cirkel runt solen med klarblå himmel

In the future, heat waves may become more frequent and more intense. In Skåne, procedures for the primary healthcare services have now been developed that will apply in anticipation of and during a heat wave.

Increased preparedness in Kristianstad for coming heat waves

ForestryHealthHeat waves
Man dricker ur vattenflaska med solen i bakgrunden

Extremely high temperatures will become more and more common in Sweden in the future, and the south will experience the hottest of it. Therefore, Kristianstad Municipality has now made an inventory of premises within healthcare and social care, and developed an action plan for food management in …

Green area factor, a tool for greener cities

ErosionFloodingForestryHealthHeat wavesTourismUrban planning
Illustration över gröna tak i Norra Djurgårdsstaden

More surfaces with vegetation can reduce vulnerability for flooding and additionally can lower the temperatures in the city, such as during a heat wave. The Green Area Factor (GAF) has been used to establish that the district attains a certain level of greenery.

In Sundsvall - Reduced risk of flooding

ErosionFloodingTourismUrban planning
Räddningstjänsten placerar ut provisoriska vallar för att skydda Sporthallsbadet från den översvämmade ån

A reinforced dam along with a forecasting and monitoring system for flows became useful tools in order to reduce the risk of flooding in Sundsvall. The risks are expected to increase in the future, with heavier rainfall and higher sea levels.

Trees in an urban environment

BiodiversityEcosystem servicesErosionFloodingForestryHealthHeat wavesHumidityMouldTourismUrban planning
Odengatan efter

Stockholm has been working with a system for tree planting for many years. The city has developed a fundamental plan that forms the basis of how trees are planted on streets. In this, every tree is given a new growing bed in order to obtain the optimal growing conditions in an urban environment.

Open surface runoff management in the Augustenborg neighbourhood in Malmö

ErosionFloodingTourismUrban planning
Att anlägga kanalerna och dammarna i den befintliga miljön var utmanande men kunde utformas så att d

An open surface runoff system was introduced in Augustenborg at the end of the 1990s in order to deal with regular flooding of cellars. There have been no floods since then, despite heavy rain. The measures were part of an extensive project to renovate the neighbourhood and make it environmentally …

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