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 201231 Aug 2012
Event typeConference
LocationHelsinki, Finland


  • Adaptation
  • Decision-making
  • Nordic research network