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Joining forces for climate change adaptation at Nordic conference

Climate change affects us all, and we have to do something to do about it. This message was clear after the Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, which was attended by more than 400 representatives from municipal, regional and national government, as well as the business and research …

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Conference programme to NOCCA 2018

Full programme is now available to the 5th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation in October 2018. Keynote speakers and a wide range of thematic sessions are presented. Representatives from all levels of Nordic society will discuss the concrete actions needed to overcome the most …

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New guide will help municipalities with adaptation to climate change

Many Swedish municipalities have not yet started working with adaptation to a changing climate. A new guide will make it easier to start and run the climate adaptation work. SMHI has developed the guide together with 15 municipalities and 6 county administrative boards.

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Nordic conference on climate change adaptation

A Nordic conference will allow various stakeholders to get together, and be inspired by solutions to the problem of climate change. The conference, titled  ‘Nordic solutions for robust societies’ will take place in Norrköping, Sweden, from 23 to 25 October. The organizers are …

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Open Data from Copernicus - Opportunities for climate change adaption

The European Union's Earth Observation programme Copernicus collects increasing amounts of data on marine, freshwater, atmosphere and land environments. A new report provides a brief overview of Copernicus, together with examples of how the programme’s data and services can support climate change …

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Research project on climate adaption through managed realignment

The Swedish Geotechnical Institute has been granted research funding by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) to study how managed realignment can be a viable climate adaptation strategy. The research project is a co-operation with the Visual Sweden …

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Regional data after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees

Since the Paris meeting in 2015, researchers have been investigating the effects of a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) present unique data which depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees.

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New knowledge of climate effects on lakes

The European Union’s focus on acquiring data in Copernicus programme has made a large amount of data openly accessible and useable. In a case study of climate change in water courses in Jönköping County, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has created new knowledge to the …

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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 …

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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 …

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