Tyrsky collected and synthesized information about climate adaptation policy and governance in different countries from the Baltic Sea and Arctic regions. In addition to Finland, the report covers the following countries and territories: Sweden, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Canada and the United States. The report also describes the best practices from different countries that Finland could learn from and gives recommendations.
The study shows that around the Northern Hemisphere there are many countries that have developed a broad range of well-functioning practices for climate change adaptation. There is no need to re-invent the wheel: by learning from other countries’ experiences, Finland and other countries can adopt faster, more efficient and less expensive adaptation measures.
The recommendations made based on good practices in other countries include taking an initiative to formulate a joint Nordic climate adaptation policy, setting up a master’s programme on adaptation, setting up a Climate Adaptation Leaders’ Forum, and requiring municipalities to prepare climate adaptation plans.
The report has been commissioned by two projects funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland from funding allocated for cooperation in the Baltic Sea, Barents and Arctic regions (IBA funds): the “Climate resilience with Baltic Sea co-operation – Flood and Drought Risk Management” project of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Southwest Finland, and the “Arctic Network for Climate Adaptation and Food Security (ACAF)” project of the Natural Resources Institute Finland.
More information from the joint press release by ELY center and Luke.
The report is available online at https://www.doria.fi/handle/10024/181635
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