Adapting to Change: From Research to Decision-making
2014: Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation
Adaptation to changes in climate is already high on the agenda in the Nordic and international societies. However, new information calls for a wider dialogue to enable adjustments of already initiated adaptation plans as well as providing the baseline knowledge for future initiatives.
The conference “Adapting to Change: From Research to Decision-making”, to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-27 August 2014, seeks to advance existing common ground between scientists, practitioners and decision-makers and establish new ways forward for informed adaptation; following successful conferences in Stockholm (2010) and Helsinki (2012).
This Third Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation invites contributions for oral and poster presentation. Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 15, 2014. The themes and topics to be covered are presented on the conference web page and a flyer is available as pdf.
climate change adaptation includes information on climate predictability, observations and attribution of changing climate and impacts, emergent risks and key vulnerabilities, impacts on human and natural systems, sectoral and regional adaptation, adaptation and mitigation linkages, dealing with uncertainty, climate sensitivity.
Limits and opportunities
Low probability / high-impact events
There is general acknowledgement of the potential importance of climate change impacts on businesses and operations, in particular when it comes to low-probability, high-impact events like storms or floods. Yet incorporating this knowledge into today's adaptation plans are severely impeded by e.g. a limited understanding of the uncertainties and a poor understanding of how to translate climate information into value chains for different sectors.