Vulnerability, adaptation and change

Solceller gatulampa.  Solar cells street lamp
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Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR provide research in five areas. Here we present research in the field of Vulnerability, adaptation and change.

Understanding natural and social systems' vulnerability and ability to adapt to climate variability and change is vital. In this research area, we explore how individuals, organisations, communities and ecosystems may seize economic, social and/or ecological opportunities in a changing climate now and in the future. We also analyse the factors that are shaping their vulnerability and robustness. This includes studying how climate risks, aid and finance are framed, assessed, planned and governed.


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BRIGHT: Increased knowledge and new tools for adapting Swedish cities to heat

Project BRIGHT aims to contribute with new knowledge, optimized methods, enhanced tools and user tailored data that enable Swedish municipalities to better adapt to climate change, with a focus on heat waves.

 Irrigation and drainage of arable land.

Decision support for climate change adaptation in Swedish agriculture and forestry

This project aims to contribute to the development of tailored climate indicators for stakeholders in the Swedish agricultural and forestry sector, to create useful support for the work with climate adaptation.

People resting in urban park.

Support for stakeholder cooperation and multifunctional adaptation of residential areas

The project aims to strengthen property owners' ability to adapt buildings to the climate. We study how climate vulnerability is analysed in different property stocks and how residential areas can be adapted while residents' added value increases.

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To explore and visualize how cities are transitioning

Contemporary cities needs transition in a more climate-proof, low-carbon and sustainable direction.  This project explores and visualizes how cities’ transitions in the making can be understood and enabled.

Researchers in Visual Water

Visual Water

Heavy rainfall is causing  damage in urban built environments and are expected to be further intensified due to climate change. We develop an interactive visualization platform to support cities in sustainably addressing such climate related risks.



AI4ClimateAdaptation explores the capacity of AI-based image processing and text mining to contribute to evaluating the accuracy of the national system for impact-based weather warnings and to contribute to the development of the system.

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Increasing homeowners adaptive capacity

Warmer weather, heavier rain, risk of flooding but also drought. How will climate change affect our houses and homes in the Nordic region? Now you can find out with a few simple clicks on the Internet.

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Climate Change Policy Integration in Local Policy and Planning CLIPP

The projects targets climate transitions for emission-reductions and adaptation in local spatial planning. Spatial planning is identified as a key arena for a more coordinated and strategic approach to  for example climate change and linking goals.

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Adapting agriculture to climate change

Agriculture is seriously affected by climate changes. This project studies how agriculture can cope with such changes and what effects various adaptation measures may have, based on new methods that include visualization, participation and gaming.

Mistra Geopolitics

A research programme that critically explores the interaction between geopolitics, security and global climate and environmental change.

Mistra Geopolitics


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