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Scenarios and Sustainability A Swedish Case Study of Adaptation Tools for Local Decision-Makers

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  • Baard, Patrik

    (National Institute of Economic Research)

  • Carlsen, Henrik

    (National Institute of Economic Research)

  • Edvardsson Björnberg, Karin

    (National Institute of Economic Research)

  • Vredin Johansson, Maria

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    (National Institute of Economic Research)

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    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.

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    Paper provided by National Institute of Economic Research in its series Working Paper with number 124.

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    Length: 32 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:nierwp:0124

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    Keywords: climate change; adaptation; socio-economic scenarios; goal conflict; cost-benefit analysis;

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