Adaptation to climate change

Societies’ vulnerability to impacts of climate change can be decreased with adaptation measures. Regardless of the success of mitigation measures, some climate change is unavoidable and so some adaptation to these changes will be needed. It is possible both to decrease the adverse impacts and to take advantage of the beneficial impacts of climate change, through the use of well-planned adaptive measures. Municipalities play a key role in such adaptation.

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Adaptation challenges in Finland

Managing flood risks is a key adaptation issue in Finland.

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Global adaptation challenges

Climate change is primarily a global challenge.

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Adaptation policy

Responsibility for steering adaption measures is divided between various levels of government.

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