Conference programme

5th Nordic Conference on Climate Adaptation, NOCCA, takes place from lunch to lunch between Tuesday 23 October and Thursday 25 October.

The conference will highlight, discuss and be inspired by Nordic adaptation solutions. The languages spoken will be English, Swedish/Norwegian/Danish.


Tuesday afternoon

Key note session: Adaptation in the Nordic region – making it happen together

Wednesday morning, parallell thematic sessions

1A: Policy, planning and implementation: critical concerns and approaches for climate-proof urban areas.

1B: The Climate models of the future – design and communication

1C: The business of adaptation

1D: Ett Nordiskt kulturarv i snabb förändring / A Nordic heritage in the midst of rapid change

1E: Visualization and gaming – making adaptation real 

Wednesday afternoon, parallell thematic sessions

2A: Hur stödjer politiken klimatanpassning i Norden? / The role of politics for successful adaptation in the Nordic countries

2B:  Rising sea levels in the Nordic region

2C: The role of the citizen in adapting to climate change: how to engage residents in developing robust, attractive and low-carbon societies

2D: De nordiska länderna och världen/The Nordic countries and the world

2E: Rättvis klimatanpassning – en nordisk väg? / Equitable adaptation – the Nordic way?

Wednesday afternoon, Special IPCC event

IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C

Thursday morning, parallell thematic sessions

3A: Climate change and infrastructure

3B: Framtidens mat i och från de nordiska länderna/The future of food in and from the Nordic countries

3C: Transformation – what if adaptation is not enough?

Special session 1: Sharing and learning from successful (or not!) local adaptation actions

Special session 2: Gaming and interactive tools

About the programme

NOCCA takes place from lunch to lunch between Tuesday 23 October and Thursday 25 October. Some sessions will be held in English and some in Swedish/Norwegian/Danish. 

On Tuesday 23, the conference is opened and a series of keynote speeches from politics, academia and the private sector will address why accelerating Nordic climate adaptation is needed and what this entails. In the afternoon, poster authors will be present their work. In the evening, Norrköping municipality invites all conference participants to a welcome reception in Norrköping Old City Hall.

On Wednesday 24, ten pertinent adaptation challenges and their solutions will be addressed during two series of thematic sessions. There will also be a special event presenting the new IPCC report “Global warming of 1.5°C” and discussing its implications for Nordic climate adaptation. In the afternoon, poster authors will present their work.

On Thursday 25, three pertinent adaptation challenges and their solutions will be addressed. Two more activities will focus on sharing and learning from practical experience. One of them will highlight and discuss successful local adaptation actions. The other one will let participants engage with serious gaming and other interactive applications developed for climate adaptation. 

We regret that we are not able to offer any financial support for participation or travel, nor any assistance with visa applications.