Working Papers, Konjunkturinstitutet - National Institute of Economic Research
Patrik Baard, Henrik Carlsen, Karin Edvardsson Björnberg and Maria Vredin Johansson
Scenarios and Sustainability A Swedish Case Study of Adaptation Tools for Local Decision-Makers
Abstract: Adaptation to climate change often involves long time
frames and uncer-tainties over consequences of chosen adaptation measures.
In this study, two tools developed for assisting local decision-makers in
adaptation planning were tested: socio-economic scenarios and
sustainability analy-sis. The objective was to study whether these tools
could be of practical relevance to Swedish municipalities and foster local
level climate change adaptation. We find that the municipal civil servants
who participated in the testing generally considered the tools to be useful
and of high rele-vance, but that more time was needed for using the tools
than provided during the test process.
Keywords: climate change; adaptation; socio-economic scenarios; goal conflict; cost-benefit analysis; (follow links to similar papers)
32 pages, September 1, 2011
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