- Financing for climate adaptation to protect society from the worst effects of extreme weather has been reduced by a third in the budget for 2024.
- Funding has been cut from SEK 137 million to 90 million kronor.
- The Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), that has an overseeing role in helping the regions and municipalities protect society from the effects of extreme weather, told newspaper Dagens Nyheter that the news came as ‘a surprise’.
Related stories from around the North:
Russia: Melting permafrost may release industrial pollutants at Arctic sites: study, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: Glowing snailfish full of antifreeze proteins found off coast of Greenland, Eye on the Arctic
United States: Ice decline in Bering Sea could affect carbon export and fish ranges, Eye on the Arctic