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Conference "Planning for Climate Change"

Helsinki

Detailed description of the Good Practice

Global climate change has been at the top of the international political agenda in recent years. In this period the public discourse has changed from a discussion of the extent to which climate change is a man-made phenomenon to the question of how to respond to climate challenges. On September 11, 2007 the conference "Planning for Climate Change" was organized in Helsinki to discuss one of the most challenging and important issues on the current global agenda - climate change, and particularly adaptation to the effects of a changing climate.

climate change
participation
awareness raising

Objectives of the Good Practice

September, 11, 2007
to discuss climate change issues, to examine the challenges and opportunities inherent in climate change adaptation in the Nordic Countries and to connect planning and political processes with these imperatives.

Participants of the Good Practice

The Nordic Council of Ministers
Nordregio
Nordic Centre for Spatial Development
70 practitioners, policymakers, researchers and other actors from Nordic countries

Target group of the Good Practice

Nordic politicians, administrations and planners

Funding of the Good Practice

The Nordic Council of Ministers
Nordregio
Nordic Centre for Spatial Development

More Details of the Good Practice

as a result of the conference Climate Change Policy recommendations for Nordic countries were elaborated.
Both climate change mitigation and adaptation command a firm place as an essential part of the Nordic agenda. Climate change actions exemplify such a strategy since such an agenda gives priority to the role of innovation and to the current and future provision of energy supply.
The recommendations are based on four inter-related thematic calls for Nordic action:

  • Nordic identity, visibility and competitiveness;
  • Nordic collaboration on research and development;
  • concerted Nordic communication, capacity-building and dissemination strategies for climate change response;
  • implementing or "mainstreaming" climate change adaptation xonxerns as aspects of national, regional and local governance.

Documentation and documents

Planning for Climate Change: The Adaptation Challenge. A Nordic Perspective. Conference Report. Lisa Van Well, Per Francke, Richard Langlais and Ole Damsgaard Nordregio Working Paper 2007:6
www.nordregio.se
www.norden.org

Available files

Data sources and references

Planning for Climate Change: The Adaptation Challenge. A Nordic Perspective. Conference Report. Lisa Van Well, Per Francke, Richard Langlais and Ole Damsgaard Nordregio Working Paper 2007:6