Climate change, vulnerability and adaptive capacity in a multi-use forest municipality in Northern Sweden
2010 (English)In: Community adaptation and vulnerability in arctic regions / [ed] Grete K. Hovelsrud, Barry Smit, Springer Netherlands, 2010, 285-311 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The impacts of climate change may be especially large on areas where conflicts regarding renewable resources such as multi-use forests already exist, and may increasingly impact sectors where access to resources is already limited. Drawing upon the CAVIAR framework for analysing current and future exposure-sensitivity and adaptive capacity in Gallivare municipality, northern Sweden, this chapter describes the socio-economic and environmental context of, and current and potential adaptations to, changes in forestry, reindeer husbandry, and winter tourism. The chapter concludes that these land use sectors are impacted by considerable economic and market pressures, with the result that conflicts between sectors have become increasingly pronounced. While climate change will eventually affect all land use sectors, impacts may be felt most immediately by those with the smallest existing margins for their activities, such as reindeer husbandry.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2010. 285-311 p.
adaptive capacity, forestry, multi-use forest, reindeer husbandry, Sweden, tourism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-74574DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9174-1_12ISI: 000282660600012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-74574DiVA: diva2:634712