The Centre for Societal Risk Research, Karlstad University
The Centre for Societal Risk Research is a national knowledge Centre at Karlstad University, and is funded by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). Alongside specific research, the centre also provides education for target groups including schools. In addition, it works with university courses and programmes on the subject of risk management, which are offered at first- and second-cycle levels. Several of these courses are included in the Risk Management in Society master’s programme. The centre has also produced educational materials in the form of interactive games and role plays relating to climate change adaptation issues and risk management.
The Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research (CSPR), Linköping University
The Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research (CSPR) at Linköping University’s Environmental Change platform (Tema M) is a multidisciplinary research environment that puts the climate issue into a context alongside other sustainable development measures, such as reduced environmental impact and conserving natural resources. The climate change adaptation perspective is addressed within various semester courses held within the Environmental Science bachelor’s programme at Tema M. Here, relevant subjects include risk and vulnerability analyses, municipal climate change adaptation work, town planning and building near water. An international master’s programme in Science for Sustainable Development also has climate change adaptation as a theme.
The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), Lund University
The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC) is a centre of expertise based at Lund University’s Faculty of Science. The centre’s main focus is on research, education and communication in environmental science, as well as environmental and climate research. It offers a master’s programme in Applied Climate Strategy, the only one of its kind in Sweden.
BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate) is a strategic research environment in which Lund University and the University of Gothenburg cooperate. The vision is to create a leading multidisciplinary research programme on the relationships between climate, ecosystem services and biological diversity.
The Department of Construction and Environmental Technology, the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University
Research and education on construction are carried out at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University’s Department of Construction and Environmental Technology. Here, the Water Resources Engineering (TVRL) division carries out research into coastal processes and coastal planning, the impact of climate change on coastal flooding and erosion, and related climate change adaptation measures.
The Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
At the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health at Umeå University, research is carried out into the link between climate change and health.
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute carries out research within the entire environment and sustainability field. Together with Insurance Sweden, IVL conducts regular surveys to map the climate change adaptation work of Swedish municipalities.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Broad sustainability research and education are carried out at KTH Royal Institute of Technology within architecture, social planning, city planning, infrastructure and the environment, primarily at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).
At the Department of Philosophy and History and its Division of Philosophy, research is carried out into areas such as ethical climate change adaptation and robust decision-making within climate change adaptation.
The Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED) researches areas including robust decisions for dealing with climate risks.
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) is a leading multidisciplinary centre. The centre deals with education, research and cooperation on issues relating to sustainable development.
Its climate cooperation page includes links to research-based articles, reports and information materials relating to climate change adaptation for municipalities and citizens.
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an international research institute based in Stockholm. Here, research is conducted into environmental and development issues. Climate change adaptation is one of SEI’s research fields.
Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), Stockholm University
Stockholm Resilience Centre carries out multidisciplinary research and education within resilience, complex adaptive systems, transformation, planetary boundaries, social-ecological systems and several other sustainability fields, on all geographical scales from local to global.
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
SLU carries out research with relevance for climate change adaptation both in Sweden and internationally, including at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, and at the Department of Urban and Rural Development, which specialises in rural development.