Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Research meets decision-making


The Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation is to be held in Helsinki on 29-31 August 2012.

Submission extended

Please notice that the abstract submission has been extended to Friday 30th of March 2012. The conference website can still take in abstracts and registrations. All relevant information can be found at the website.


While there are certainly situations in which impacts of global warming may be judged beneficial, the effects in most parts of the world are expected to be overwhelmingly adverse. Moreover, some of the more damaging impacts may already be emerging through extreme weather events, such as record heatwaves, heavy precipitation and high winds, possible harbingers of greater climatic variability and unpredictability to come.

It is clear that effective adaptation will be essential for coping with inevitable climate change. But are societies sufficiently aware of and prepared for these accelerating and unprecedented changes?

This is a central question being posed for participants at the Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation.

Who should attend?

The Conference is open to scholars and practitioners interested in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. Invitations are extended to researchers across a range of disciplines, public and private decision-makers, regional and local planners, professionals with a background in risk management as well as representatives of NGOs and international organizations.

There will be an emphasis in some sessions on adaptation in a Nordic setting, but participation and experiences from outside the region are also strongly encouraged.

  (from conference website)

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