2nd Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Patrick Arthur Driscoll (Participant)

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation


The Conference sought to identify common ground between adaptation research and adaptation decision-making by comparing experiences, reporting new insights and revealing key gaps in knowledge. Some of the other questions asked included: 1) many countries have developed climate change adaptation strategies, but do decision-makers really have the appropriate information, expertise and tools available to them to implement adaptation decisions; 2) what adaptation research is underway and where is information currently lacking; 3) is it more sensible to wait and see what happens, or to implement adaptation measures right away; 4) how should adaptation policies be targeted – where are they needed most and who should be responsible for implementing them; 5) do the adaptation decisions of today need to be effective in 30 years time? In 100 years time; and 6) what is the cost of climate change to the environment and society, how do we measure that cost and who foots the bill?
Period29 Aug 2012 - 31 Aug 2012
Event typeConference
LocationHelsinki, Finland


  • Adaptation
  • Decision-making
  • Nordic research network