Project: Climate Change adaptation in Norway, Sweden and Finland - Do research, policy and practice meet?

The objective of the CARePol-project is to assess the present use of regional climate scenarios and scientific climate change information in communication, decision support, and decision making on climate change adaptation in Finland, Sweden, and Norway. CARePol is an ERANET CIRCLE Nordic project. The study was made by conducting three questionnaires which were targeted to 1) climate scenario producers, 2) climate scenario users (scientific community) and 3) end users of climate scenarios and scientific information (decision makers). In addition, adaptation policy in Finland, Sweden and Norway was assessed by using national adaptation strategies or policy documents as a background material. To conclude, the project provides recommendations for the use of scientific information, and identification of good practices related to adaptation to climate change in the three countries. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Finnish Meteorological Institute, SMHI, met.no, Department of Economics and management at the University of Helsinki, Centre for Climate Science at the Linköping University, and CICERO. The following reports have already been finalized in the project: Report on questionnaire 1 for climate scenario producers PDF (189 kb) Report on questionnaire 2 for climate scenario users PDF (523 kb) Report on questionnaire 3 for decision makers PDF (319 kb) Report on the assessment of national adaptation strategies and policy documents PDF (170 kb) A list of the on-going and finished research projects PDF (130 kb) on adaptation to climate change in Finland, Sweden, and Norway. In addition, the final report of the project is added to the page once it is ready.

Acronym CARePol
Website visit project website
Network CIRCLE
Call 2nd Call - CIRCLE NORdic

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute Sweden
Finnish Meteorological Institute Coordinator Finland
University of Helsinki - Department of Economics and Management Finland
Linköping University - Centre for Climate Science and Policy Sweden
Norwegian Meteorological Institute Norway
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research Norway