Adaptation to climate change

Alongside the curbing of emissions, adaptation to changing climate conditions is necessary. Through adaptation, the adverse impacts of climate change can be alleviated and positive impacts capitalised on. Municipalities play a key role in adaptation because they steer land use and planning. In Finland, a crucial issue is how to gain control over the risks involved in more frequent flooding.

Finland has been a pioneer in the implementation of climate policies. The national strategy for adaptation to climate change was revised  in 2014.

Flood in Kauhajoki, year 2012. Photo: Mikko Sane, SYKE
Flood in Kauhajoki, year 2012 © Photo: Mikko Sane, SYKE
Published 2014-01-09 at 15:32, updated 2016-06-23 at 16:44