- In many municipalities work is continuing with climate change adaptation, aimed at ensuring they can handle extreme weather events like heavy rain downpours better.
- But municipalities are not allowed to put climate adaptation measures in place on another municipality or landowners land, and that’s creating problems.
- Therése Sjöberg an investigator in climate adaptation at the Swedish Weather Agency, says this becomes an issue when a measure is needed in an area that stretches over several municipal boundaries or includes land owned by someone else.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: How the North is doing when it comes to Canada’s climate targets, CBC News
Finland: Can climate adaptation be culturally sustainable in the Arctic?, Eye on the Arctic
Russia: Russian climate report stresses adaptation but no reduction in fossil fuel extraction, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: 2018 drought took toll on Swedish farmers’ mental and fiscal health, research says, Radio Sweden
United States: Bering Sea region focus of recent papers on climate risk to northern communities, Eye on the Arctic