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

To overcome the challenges brought to the Nordic region with a changing climate, all parts of society must contribute with their expertise. In this opening session, the scene will be set by representatives with different perspectives and experiences of how the work can be done.

13.30 - 16.00 Tuesday October 23th

Location: Louis De Geer Grand Hall 

13.30. Opening and welcome address
Moderator: Åsa Sjöström, Executive Manager Swedish National Knowledge Center for Climate Change Adaptation, SMHI

Roger Klinth, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Linköping University

Karin Jonsson, councillor, Norrköping Municipality

Rolf Brennerfelt, director general, SMHI

Per Ängquist, Secretary of State 

13.45. Introductory talk: “The challenges of climate change in the Nordic region”
Erik Kjellström, Professor in Climatology at SMHI

Four short presentations:
“State of play on the EU strategy on adaptation – how do the Nordic countries compare?”
Elena Višnar Malinovská, Head of the Adaptation to Climate Change Unit, DG Climate Action

“Adapting the Icelandic power sector to a changing climate”
Óli Grétar Blöndal Sveinsson, Head of Research and Developement at Landsvirkjun, Iceland

“A strategic approach with a local perspective”
Karin Thomasson, Fourth vice-Chairman of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL).

“From adaptation to transformation: Evaluating the state of adaptation science”
Karen O’Brien, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway

Discussion and questions from the audience

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