2nd Circle workshop in Stockholm, January 29-30, 2009

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The second workshop in the project “Climate change, local response, and multilevel governance”, funded by CIRCLE ERA-Net, was hosted by Stockholm Environment Institute and held in Stockholm January 29-30, 2009. This was mainly a working meeting focused on two tasks: a joint article and a joint research proposal. As input to this process, Åsa Gerger Swartling presented an overview of social learning as an analytical approach. Carina Keskitalo suggested an analytical scheme for looking at determinants of adaptive capacity at different levels of governance.

In summary, the Stockholm meeting provided both a short introduction to the climate adaptation discussion in Sweden and Stockholm as well as an opportunity to define our tasks for the remainder of the CIRCLE project. In addition, we touched on possibilities for future collaboration with other CIRCLE projects. Our next meeting will be hosted by the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland) and be held in Rovaniemi August 26-27 (tentative dates).

Minutes from the workshop
Åsa Gerger Swartling’s presentation
Carina Keskitalo’s presentation
Summary of the discussion of a joint article

Thursday January 29
10.30-11 Arrival. Tea/coffee and sandwich in SEI lobby
11-11.10 Welcome
11.10-11.30 Finding common questions – a short exercise
11.30-11.50 Presentation of SWECIA, incl. prel. results from Stockholm study and social learning framework (Åsa Gerger-Swartling)
11.50-12.10 Multilevel governance – how can we use this concept? (Carina Keskitalo)
12.10-12.30 Discussion and adding to our common questions
12:30-13.45 Lunch (including time for a short walk)
13.45-15:15 Parallell sessions:

  • Group 1. Develop draft joint article
  • Group 2. Develop joint research proposal

15:15-15.45 Joint break with cross fertilization
15.45-17 Continued group work
18.30 Dinner

Friday January 30
9- 10.30 Visit to Environmental Objectives Secretariat, Swedish Environmental protection Agency, Valhallavägen 195 Hosts: Tom Hedlund and Anna Forsgren
Stockholm perspectives on climate adaptation – guided city walk (Oskar Wallgren and Peter Rudberg)
11.30-12.15 Lunch
Approx 13-14.30 Reports from group work. Joint discussion
14.30-14.40 Short break
14.40-15:10 Rovaniemi next (Timo Koivurova)
15:10-15.20 Summing up and next steps

Country Institution Name
Finland Artic Centre Kamrul Hossain
Finland Artic Centre Timo Koivurova
Norway Cicero Halvor Dannevig
Norway Vestlandsforsking Carlo Aall
Norway Vestlandsforsking Idun Anderssen Husabø
Norway Vestlandsforsking Ingrid Sælensminde
Sweden Umeå University Carina Keskitalo
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Katarina Eckerberg
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Åsa Gerger Swartling
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Annika Nilsson
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Oskar Wallgren
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Peter Rudberg
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Richard Klein
Sweden Stockholm Environment Institute Clarisse Siebert