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Ett förändrat klimat i Östersunds kommun
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ecology and Environmental Science.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Extreme weather conditions and a more dynamic climate have put the climate issue higher on the agenda. Today’s climate politics mainly focus on how to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. The insecurity and anxiety over the future development of greenhouse gas emissions explains the need to develop strategies to deal with the consequences. Experts have begun to analyze the vulnerability of society and its ability to adapt to a changing climate. This report focuses on the possible climate developments in the Östersund region, a community in the middle of Sweden. Climate simulations from the Swedish Regional Climate Modeling Programme (SWECLIM 1996-2003), have been used to illustrate how climate is projected to change in the region during the 21st century. Interviews were carried out to find out how the local authorities and organizations are working with adaptation to climate changes. The results of the study show that the Östersund municipality can become warmer and wetter during the 21st century. Despite the fact that few authorities and organizations take climate change in to account when they plan their activities. A majority of the interviewed authorities and organizations meant that they concentrate on issues that have a higher priority than their sector’s vulnerability and ability to adapt to a climate change. The conclusion is that the local authorities and organizations require better basic data for decision-making. That will hopefully reduce the risk to make bad decisions and increase the society adaptability to climate changes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
ability to adapt, climate change, climate simulations, greenhous gas, vulnerability, Östersund municipality
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-31643OAI: diva2:293687

Available from: 2010-02-12 Created: 2010-02-12 Last updated: 2010-02-12Bibliographically approved

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