The process of adaptation to climate change (Mistra-Swecia)
SWECIA is an interdisciplinary research programme on climate, impacts and adaptation. CSPR is responsible for, in co-operation with SEI, the work package focusing on adaptation processes, which Åsa Gerger Swartling at SEI is leading.
The project studies the process of adaptation in society, with the aim of understanding better the factors determining the success of adaptation, and what stakeholders can do to overcome barriers to adapting to full capacity. The research conducted by researchers at CSPR concentrates on stakeholder mapping and climate risk perceptions with particular emphasis on the way stakeholders handle uncertainties in climate projections, and on how these uncertainties influence their perceptions of climate risks along with experiences of past weather events and real or perceived limits to adaptation.
For further information see the project homepage.
Project duration: 2008-2011
Funder: The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research - Mistra
Phone:+46 11 363297
Address: Linköpings Universitet, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research
601 74 Norrköping, Sweden
Last updated: 2011-02-09