Green infrastructure in protected areas
Within the project “Protected nature in a changed climate”, the protected natural areas’ geographic distribution was analysed. Proposed measures were brought up to achieve a more cohesive system of various types of nature. A functioning green infrastructure makes it possible for various species groups to be able to move in the landscape with a changed climate.
Threatened wet meadows
The wet meadows along the Bohuslän coast are a biologically very important environment with threatened plants and animals. An analysis showed that an increase in the sea level of 1 metre will lead to 85% of the salt wet meadows ending up under water. The wet meadows can move inland, but this requires active landscape planning in good collaboration.
Climate adaptation of nature reserve management plans
Every nature reserve in the county has management plans with prioritised measures. In a climate that is changing, the management measures need to be revised. The County Administrative Board has developed a model for climate adapted management plans. Fifteen conceivable climate change problems were identified with proposed measures. A check list is now a part of the templates for management plans. It is used both in the preparation of new and in the revision of old management plans.
How the project was implemented
The project was under way from 2012 to 2014 and was financed through the County Administrative Board’s budget for climate adaptation. The total cost for the project amounted to SEK 1.2 million.
The County Administrative Board holds courses on the care and management of trees, which should increase insight into how trees can limit climate impact and at the same time strengthen biological diversity.
Several invasive species are increasing in their spread as a result of a warmer and wetter climate. The County Administrative Board provides information about dispersion capacity and how they can be combated.
More examples of climate adaptation
This is one of many examples of climate adaptation. There are more in the collection of ideas being built up by the Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). The collection of examples has the aim of sharing experiences and providing ideas to everyone who works with climate adaptation. Examples describe concrete measures and challenges in several subject areas. They show how different actors have worked to adapt their activities to the climate changes that are already being noticed today and those that we cannot prevent in the future.