1st CIRCLE seminar, Fjærland – Førde, Norway, 29th-30th of September

Project The aim of this project “Climate change, community response and multilevel governance” (CIRCLE) is to build a Nordic network for research on local climate adaptation and mitigation in the context of multilevel governance. By organizing a series of workshops for researchers and stakeholders, it will create a foundation for making creative links among the increasing number of ongoing research projects on climate adaptation. The expected output of the project is a network that will increase the value of ongoing research projects by sharing of methods and results. Moreover, we will produce a review article of climate adaptation in the participating countries and develop a common project application for a full scala comparative project. The project is led by Stockholm Environmental Institute. Other partners are Department of Social and Economic Geography at the University of Umeå (Sweden), Artic Centre at the University of Lapland (Finland), CICERO (Norway) and Vestlandsforsking (Norway). Programme (foredraga er i pdf-format)
Day 1
10.55 Arrival at the Norwegian Glacier Museum (Museum website: www.bre.museum.no )
11.00-11.30 Lunch
11.30-12.30 We attend the climate exhibition at the Norwegian Glacier Museum
12.30 The actual seminar starts
12.30-12.45 Opening of the project, by project leader Katarina Eckerberg
Welcome to Norway and Sogn og Fjordane, by project leader in Norway, Carlo Aall
12.45-14.00 Presentation of relevant projects in Sweden
Carina Keskitalo: Adaptation to climate change in multi-level governance systems
14.00-15.15 Presentation of relevant projects in Finland
15.15-15.30 Fruit
15.30-16.15 Carlo Aall: Den kommunale klimapolitikkens historie
Kyrre Groven: Experiences from the “Natural hazards project
Idun Husabø: A glimpse of the public climate adaptation effort in Sogn og Fjordane - what has been done so far?
Grete Hovelsrud og Halvor Dannevig: Challenges and considerations in adaptation studies
16.15-16.45 Further work a)       How should we promote our project, and to whom? Introduction by Annika Nilson b)       Next seminar; where, when and what? c)       Other issues (e.g. article writing)
16.45-17.00 Brief information about the evening and the next day, by Carlo Aall
17.00 Walk to the hotel
20.00 Dinner
Day 2
10.00-16.00 Participate in the climate seminar arranged by the County of Sogn og Fjordane
Link to Katarina Eckerberg's presentation at the climate seminar Lenke til referat lagt ut på www.sfj.no

Minutes from the seminar Presentation of the seminar arranged by the county in the media: -        NRK Sogn og Fjordane radio: http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nrk_sogn_og_fjordane/1.6241710 -        NRK’s website: http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nrk_sogn_og_fjordane/1.6240575 -        Vestlandsrevyen: http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/indeks/145858 -     NRK Sogn og Fjordane radio: http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nrk_sogn_og_fjordane/1.6245941 Participants
Country Institution Name
Finland Artic Centre Henna Tervo
Finland Artic Centre Kamrul Hossain
Norway Cicero Rita Kvikstad
Norway Cicero Halvor Dannevig
Norway Vestlandsforsking Carlo Aall
Norway Vestlandsforsking Eli Heiberg
Norway Vestlandsforsking Idun Husabø
Norway Vestlandsforsking Ingrid Sælensminde
Norway Vestlandsforsking Kyrre Groven
Norway Vestlandsforsking Hege Høyer Leivestad
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Annika E. Nilsson
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Katarine Eckerberg
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Oskar Wallgren
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Carine Keskitalo