Tools and methods to support regional-level decision-making in relation to climate change risks

Jyri Hanski (Corresponding author), Jaana Keränen, Riitta Molarius

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    Climate change has had a major impact on the Nordic region. For example, the mean temperature rise is expected to be 4–6°C by 2080. In Finland, the regional authorities are responsible for climate change adaptation. Some of the most vulnerable sectors include energy, tourism, transport and water supply. Currently, it appears that the authorities are not familiar with the tools for assessing climate risks and lack knowledge about the impact of climate change. In this paper, we provide a review of risk assessment methods and decision-making tools, focusing on adapting to climate change in a Finnish context. Our research method comprises a systematic qualitative literature review dealing with relevant journals, dissertations and deliverables of relevant EU projects since 2005.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClimate Change and Global Warming
    EditorsAta Amini
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78985-814-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78985-813-6
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


    • climate change
    • climate change adaptation
    • risk assessment tools
    • risk assessment
    • Nordic
    • local authority
    • literature review
    • land-use planning
    • decision-making


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