Conference programme

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

The conference  highlighted, discussed and inspired to Nordic adaptation solutions. 

Presentations are available under the sessions, see programme below.


Tuesday October 23th

09.00 - 12.00  Project meetings

12.00 - 13.30   Lunch

13.30 - 16.00  Opening session 
Key note session: Adaptation in the Nordic region – making it happen together

16.00 - 17.00  Poster presentations 

18.00              Reception at Norrköping City Hall

19.00              Guided City Tour


Wednesday October 24th 

8.30 - 11.45 Parallel thematic sessions 1

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 

11.45 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 16.15 Parallel thematic sessions 2

​​​​​​​2A: Hur kan politiker stödja klimatanpassning i Norden? How can politicians support Nordic climate adaptation?​​​​​​​

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?

16.15 - 16.30 Break

16.30 - 17.30 Special IPCC event
IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C

16.30 - 19.00 Poster presentations
19.00 - 23.00 

Conference dinner and entertainment (dinner is served at 19.30).​​​​​​​


Thursday October 25th 

08.30 - 12.00 Parallel thematic sessions 3

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: From Adaptation to Transformation: What if climate change adaptation is not enough?​​​​​​​

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

Special session 2: Experience visualization and serious gaming​​​​​​​

12.00 – 13.30:  Conference closing and lunch

13.30 – 17.00    Project meetings

Registration desk

The registration desk at conference centre Louis DeGeer will be open

Tuesday October 23:      09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday October 24: 08.00 -17.00
Thursday October 25:     08.00 - 09.00

Overwiew programme

Tablå med programinnehåll

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.