About 5th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

The challenges brought by a changing climate are becoming increasingly clear. The Nordic countries share many of these challenges, and by bringing together our experiences and ideas for robust and resilient societies, we can also together create and share the solutions.

At the 5th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation the participants will highlight, discuss and be inspired by Nordic adaptation solutions. We will meet for three days in the beautiful City of Norrköping to increase our knowledge of the latest climate science, to discuss how to integrate solutions for adaptation and mitigation and to exchange ideas of adaptation methods and opportunities across many sectors.

In a series of thematic sessions representatives from all levels of Nordic society will discuss the concrete actions needed to overcome the most important challenges for climate adaptation.

The languages spoken will be English and Swedish/Norwegian/Danish.

The conference will take place on 23-25 October 2018, at conference centre Louis De Geer in the heart of Norrköping. Norrköping is located 1.5 hours southbound trainride from Stockholm.

To all who work on climate change adaptation 

The conference welcomes all who work on climate change adaptation, within the fields of science, in local communities, governments and municipal administration, in ministries and national authorities, politics, businesses, industry and NGOs.

The Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation takes place every two years. Previous conferences have been held in Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm. The organizers of the 2018 conference are the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, the Municipality of Norrköping and the University of Linköping. Co finansier of the conference is Formas.


Organizing Committee
Åsa Sjöström, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
Merja Willman, Municipality of Norrköping
Mattias Hjerpe, University of Linköping
Michaela Borg, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (project manager)

Programme and Scientific Committee
Lena Lindström, SMHI (Sweden)
Christoffer Carstens, Länsstyrelsen Gävleborg  (Sweden)
Erik Kjellström, SMHI (Sweden)
Sirkku Juhola, University of Helsinki  (Finland)
Erik Kolstad, Bjerknessekretariatet  (Norway)
Alice Gaustad, Miljödirektoratet, Seksjon for klimakunnskap (Norway)
Karen O'Brien, Oslo University (Norway)
Louise Grøndahl, Mijöstyrelsen i Danmark (Denmark)
Haldor Björnsson, Icelandic Meteorological Office (Iceland)
Mattias Hjerpe, University of Linköping

This event is part of the official program for the Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018.
Nordic Co-operation