Case studies

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

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Wetlands, flood protection and recreation are combined in Getinge

AgricultureHealthHeat waves
Bakgrunden visar stackmoln på en blå himmel. Förgrunden visar grönt våtmarksområde med lugnt vatten.
The lack of lakes and wetlands in Halmstad Municipality’s flat agricultural landscape creates a limitation in the ability to store and delay water run-off. The landscape’s inability to handle large amounts of water has led to the repeated flooding of the Suseån River that runs through Getinge. The

Alley cropping adapts farming to changed climate

AgricultureBiodiversityEcosystem servicesErosionFlooding
Rullning av hösilage på åkern
warmer climate. It is therefore important that agriculture finds ways to adapt. Environmental advantages and climate adaptation Alley cropping’s rows of bushes and trees contribute to providing shade and regulating the warm temperatures at the same time that they protect crops and soil from wind erosion

No-till farming as a method in a future climate

AgricultureEcosystem servicesErosionFloodingMouldNatural environment
Mask på jordhög
larger. When the worms push through the soil, passages are formed that break up the soil and make it fertile. At the same time, they secret fluids that bind the soil together and make it stable. This way, it can counteract soil erosion. The harvest remnants that are left on the soil surface should

Restoration of rivers in Norrland increases resilience

BiodiversityEcosystem servicesErosionFloodingForestryMouldNatural environment
Bro i vattendrag
mean that water speeds increase, which increases the pressure on many road culverts at the same time that nutrients are carried out into the Baltic Sea. In Sweden, there is on average one road intersection for every two kilometres of a river, which means that incorrectly designed road culverts are an

Varied forest adapts forestry to climate change

BiodiversityEcosystem servicesFloodingForestry
. Altogether, the Lübeck model is a forestry method with naturally growing trees of various ages that takes consideration of biological diversity. At the same time, the method reduces the risks that the current and future climate entails for forestry. There are examples that indicate that the Lübeck model is

Reduced flood risk for road and railway

ErosionFloodingTourismUrban planning
Bro över Göta älv
due to high water levels in the sea around Gothenburg, which limits run-off from Göta River. The sea level is the single most significant factor affecting the flood risk and in unfavourable conditions can affect the level in the river all the way up to the sluices in Lilla Edet. The high flows in the

Retention reservoirs for storm water run-off in Norrköping

ErosionFloodingSnowStorm waterTourismUrban planning
Plankarta över kvartersmark Idrottsparken Norrköping
In Sweden, climate change is expected to lead to larger amounts of storm water run-off to be handled in the urban environment. In many cities, a densification is also under way with more buildings and hardened surfaces. At the same time, the share of green spaces with good infiltration

Protection and care of nature in a changed climate

BiodiversityEcosystem servicesMouldNatural environment
project amounted to SEK 1.2 million. Continued work 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

Educational materials for schools in Norrbotten

AgricultureForestryHealthHeat wavesReindeer husbandrySnowStorm waterTourismUrban planning
Klimatrapport för unga i Norrbotten
forecasts are described in a comprehensible and engaged manner, at the same time that it provides a tool to use in education.

Cooperation for land use, Vilhelmina Model Forest

BiodiversityFloodingForestryMouldNatural environmentReindeer husbandry
Rådslag på fjället
various stakeholders in Vilhelmina Model Forest contribute their own time and there is no fixed financing. The long list of projects conducted since the beginning has been financed with various funds, such as funding from the rural area programme and other EU funding. Opportunities Vilhelmina Model Forest
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