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DIV-INT-Annet internasjonalt samarbeid

Future narratives cross-national perspecives on adaptation to climate change among local and regional actors

Tildelt: kr 0,35 mill.

In the northern parts of Europe, rapid climate change, price fluctuations in global resource markets and geopolitical changes add uncertainty to local and regional planning, especially when the time horizon spans beyond the next few years. At the same time, the costs of making the wrong choices can be high. A first step in managing uncertainty is to get a sense of the range of different future developments that could be possible. The project aims to enable more informed, timely and responsive decision making in a rapidly changing Arctic by developing local and regional future narratives, which link a new global scenario framework of climate- and socio-economic pathways (RCPs and SSPs) with local and regional voices and perceptions. Local actors and decision makers at different levels (municipal , regional, sectorial and national) are invited to take part in a process aimed at building regionally relevant future narratives in the Barents region, based on the concerns and knowledge of people living and working in the region. Activities: This narrative approach will be further developed in three community- workshops in the Barents region in Sweden, Russia and Norway, allowing for comparison across regions and sectors. Other activities relate to the development, analysis and publication of the framework and results. Impact: The project will be of direct benefit to the case communities and across the Barents region and the Arctic, and results of all studies will feed into ongoing Arctic Council AMAP working group activities and reports. If successful, the framework and process based on interdisciplinarity and co-production can be applied at a global level in decision making.


DIV-INT-Annet internasjonalt samarbeid