Progress in preparing the state for climate change but more to be done

A file photo of a flooded street in Malmo, Sweden, on August 31, 2014 (Reuters/Stig-Ake Jonsson/Scanpix Sweden)
  • Sweden’s national weather service SMHI says progress is ongoing but more must be done to adapt local governments and state authorities to handle the effects of climate change.
  • A report by SMHI says more measures were underway or were planned in the near future in 2020 compared with 2019.
  • “It is progressing, but we also see that there is much more to do,” says Åsa Sjöström at SMHI.
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