Climate adaptation is necessary in order to reduce sensitivity and to increase the capacity to handle the expected changing climate and their effects. For Swedish agriculture and forestry, climate change can create new opportunities but also difficult challenges due to, for example, extreme weather events, milder winters, too dry or wet conditions. Information on the character of changing climate conditions can be presented through so-called climate indicators. Scientific research needs to analyze and respond to the request for tailored climate information, which could support effective adaptation strategies.
This project consists of four sub-projects that will
- synthesize research on climate indicators
- analyze user perspectives on available climate indicators and the need for new indicators
- contribute to the development of new climate indicators in a knowledge co-creation process, and lastly
- contribute to the advancement of a climate service framework for Sweden.
This project is funded by the research council Formas and is led by Linköping University. The project is a collaboration with SMHI.