Adaptation to climate change

The website will be renewed

The renewed website will be published by the end of March

The renewed website will be published in the last week of March. The most important changes of the renewal concern the content. has implemented new functionalities that improve the user experience. The look of the site has also been renewed and the publication system has changed. This means that the vast majority of the current addresses will change, but the important shortcuts will continue to work. Read more

Alongside the curbing of emissions, adaptation to changing climate conditions is necessary. Through adaptation, the adverse impacts of climate change can be alleviated and positive impacts capitalised on. Municipalities play a key role in adaptation because they steer land use and planning. In Finland, a crucial issue is how to gain control over the risks involved in more frequent flooding.

Finland has been a pioneer in the implementation of climate policies. The national strategy for adaptation to climate change was revised  in 2014.

Flood in Kauhajoki, year 2012. Photo: Mikko Sane, SYKE
Flood in Kauhajoki, year 2012 © Photo: Mikko Sane, SYKE
Published 2014-01-09 at 15:32, updated 2016-06-23 at 16:44