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  1. Climatechangevulnerability and adaptationactivities in Norway Else Løbersli, EIONET workshop Brussel, July 1, 2010

  2. Ongoingactivities • The NorwegianClimateChangeAdaptation Programme • The NorwegianClimateChangeAdaptation Commission • NORKLIMA – The National Research Programme • NorACIAreport – Assessmentprogramme (ACIA follow up) • FRAM – High Nordic Research Centre onClimate and theEnvironment

  3. The Norwegian Climate Adaptation Programme A national coordination initiative which links 13 ministries in order to provide cross-sectorial perspectives and policies Coordination group is led by the Ministry of Environment An executive secretariat for the national coordination effort is placed within the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning

  4. Citiesofthe Future Courses in climateadaptation Norwegianclearinghouseonadaptation - News since last EIONET- workshop: User survey just finished – is theclearinghouseuseful? Guidelines onadaptation Climatemaps (temperature, precipitation, season, 2050,2100) http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/md/kampanjer/klimatilpasning-norge/Temperatur--og-nedborendringer-2050-og-2100-.html?id=609105 NorwegianClimateAdaptation Programme

  5. The NorwegianClearinghouse: www.klimatilpasning.no

  6. The Norwegian Climate Change Adaptation Commission • Appointed by the Norwegian government (des. 08) • Expert group of 17 persons, many different sectors • Mandate: • Give an overview of risks of climate change on different parts of the society: health and safety, physical infrastructure, trade, natural environment • Identify and prioritize tools and means for reducing vulnerability and increase adaptation ability • Include close involvement and dialog with relevant parties • A Norwegian Official Report to be delivered by 1.nov 2010 www.dirnat.no

  7. The Norwegian Climate Change Adaptation Commission • Activities • A number of ordered background reports • Subject-specific meetings including stake-holders:water and wastewater, energy, nature management, transport, buildings, land based and marine trade, health, insurance, sport and recreation • Regional meetings (open to the public) in six different counties • Meeting with cross-department group on climate adaptation • Internal meetings in the Commission appr. once a month • The writing process: secretariat of 4 persons www.dirnat.no

  8. www.forskningsradet.no/NORKLIMA

  9. NORKLIMA • Programme period: 2004–2013 • Annual budget: NOK 70–110 million (Euros 9-14 million) • Target groups: Politicians, the public administration, the business sector, the research community and the public at large • www.forskningsradet.no/NORKLIMA Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs 10 MNOK Ministry of Agriculture and Food 26,5 MNOK Ministry of the Environment 303,3 MNOK Ministry of Education and Research 52,8 MNOK Ministry of Transport and Communications 7,2 MNOK Ministry of Foreign Affairs 27 MNOK Fund for Research and Innovation 205,3 MNOK

  10. NORKLIMA objectives 1) To improve understanding of the climate system and its variability, and quantification of uncertainty. 2) To improve knowledge of climate change and its impacts on buildings, infrastructure and other installations, both on land and offshore. 3) To improve knowledge of climate change and its impacts on natural and cultivated ecosystems and natural resource-based industries. 4) To improve knowledge of the impacts of climate change on society and how adaptive capacity can be strengthened. 5) To improve knowledge of the links between emission trends and the development of society, and of international cooperation to mitigate climate change. .

  11. Nor ACIA (2006-2010)- a nationalfollow up of ACIA Norwegian Arctic will be warmer and wetter - withgreatlocalvariability

  12. NorACIA: Climatechangeeffectsonecosystems and society • Climatechange makes Arctic more vulnerable to pollutants and UV radiation • The oceanwill be warmer and theecosystemwillchange • Seaicewilldecrease and threatenicedependentspecies • Ocean acidification • The forestsmovenorth and upwards • Freshwaterecosystems are vulnerable to climatechange • New parasites • Infrastructure in north is vulneravbe • Nature resourcesbasedindustries - newopportunities and challenges • Society can and must adapt • www.noracia.npolar.no

  13. FRAM – High North Research Centre onClimate and theEnvironment • Multidisiplinaryresearch at thenewcentrewilladdressthe major challengeswhicharise from climatechange in thenorth and willanswerimportantquestionsaboutclimate and theenvironment • The exisisting Polar Environmental Centre +++ • Opens in Tromsø September 2010 • Flagshipresearchprogrammes: • Climateeffectson fjord and coastecology • Seaice in thearcticoceans and adjacent areas • Ocean acidification and ecosystemseffects in northern waters • Effectsofclimatechangeonterrestrialecosystems and landscapes • Hazardoussubstances www.polarenvironment.no