Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, Helsinki, Finland, 29-31 August 2012

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08:00-10:00 REGISTRATION Rantapuisto lobby
10:00-10:30 REFRESMENTS Kahvila
10:30-12:00 Plenary Session 1 - Opening Chair: Timothy Carter Auditorium
  Words of Welcome and Introductions Timothy Carter
  Official Welcome and Keynote Presentation 1
Welcome: Adapting to climate change in Helsinki

Pekka Sauri
  Messages from our sponsors
Academy of Finland (FICCA)
Harry Zilliacus
Markku Rummukainen
Harri Hautala

  Young researchers perspective 1

Karoliina Pilli-Sihvola
Michael Laiho
  Keynote Presentation 2
Framing adaptation research for supporting decision-making

Anthony Patt
12:00-13:15 LUNCH Ravintola (both floors)
13:15-14:45 Parallel Session 1.1: Adaptation information and portals I
Chair: Sanna Luhtala
1.1.1 Climate-ADAPT: The European Climate Adaptation Platform Stéphane Isoard
***1.1.2 – a boundary service between the public and the research community
Link to online tool:
Juha A. Karhu
***1.1.3 The Danish portal for adaptation to climate change Louise Grondahl
1.1.4 The establishment of a Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Lena Lindström
13:15-14:45 Parallel Session 1.2: Scenarios for adaptation
Chair: Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen
Room 1-2
1.2.1 Progress in the development of new scenarios to support IAV research Timothy Carter
1.2.2 Connecting local scenarios for climate adatation to a global scenario framework Henrik Carlsen
1.2.3 Scenarios of adaptive capacity, exposure and sensitivity for an indicator-based climate change vulnerability assessment Stefan Fronzek
1.2.4 Downscaling climate projections for adaptation: Advantages and challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration Grete K. Hovelsrud
13:15-14:45 Parallel Session 1.3: Legal aspects of adaptation
Chair: Mikael Hildén
Room 3
1.3.1 Do we need European burden sharing for adaptation? Susanne Hanger
1.3.2 The High North and its Security Conundrum – EU Climate Change and Energy Policy Adaptation in Response to Global Warming in the Arctic Michael Laiho
1.3.3 Spatial planning of a moving target? Searching for synergies between marine spatial planning and adaptation to climate change. Riku Varjopuro
1.3.4 Adapting to the unknown: Legal norms for handling uncertainty in land use planning Eivind Junker
13:15-14:45 Parallel Session 1.4: Regional strategy development I
Chair: Michael Goodsite
Room 5
1.4.1 The Role of Collaboration in Effective Adaptation Decision-Making Carrie Spencer
1.4.2 Climate change adaptation from a County perspective - From theory and expertise to practical implementation Susanne Aristegui Adolphi
1.4.3 Development of the adaptation process in the Swedish Counties of Skåne and Östergötland - Advances and challenges Anna Bratt
1.4.4 Analysis of regional climate strategies Jouko Inkeröinen
13:15-14:45 Parallel Session 1.5: Adaptation in developing countries
Chair: Richaed Klein
Room 6
1.5.1 Building Adaptive Capacity of Coastal Communities in Bangladesh through Sustainable Decision Making Process: Focusing on Adaptation to Climate Change Nahid Sultana
1.5.2 Climate change adaptation in rural Ghana and Botswana: perceptions and complex environments Pieter Pauw
1.5.3 Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation by Communities Adjacent Forest Resources in Kilolo District, Tanzania Suzana Augustino
1.5.4 Increasing adaptive capacity in rural Africa: filling the gaps – lessons from 5 African countries Annita Annies & Senja Väätäinen
14:45-15:15 REFRESHMENTS Kahvila
15:15-16:15 Plenary Session 2 Chair: Jens Christian Refsgaard Auditorium
  Keynote Presentation 3
Climate change in the Arctic: who is vulnerable?

Carina Keskitalo
  Keynote Presentation 4
Informing and advising on climate change adaptation in Canada: a decade of experience
Alain Bourque
16:15-16:30 REFRESHMENTS Kahvila
16:30-18:00 Parallel Session 2.1: Adaptation information and portals II
Chair: Grete Hovelsrud
2.1.1 Experiences from developing adaptation tools in a trans disciplinary manner Annika Carlsson-Kanyama
2.1.2 Adaptation support: linking science, stakeholder knowledge and results from practical testing Andrea Prutsch
2.1.3 Communicating adaptation knowledge to support strategy development and implementation on local level Petra Mahrenholz
2.1.4 Centre for Regional change in the Earth System (CRES) Jens H. Christensen
16:30-18:00 Parallel Session 2.2: Uncertainty
Chair: Timothy Carter
Room 1-2
2.2.1 Uncertainties in Climate Adaptation: Are They Undermining Decision-making Processes? Ana Rovisco
2.2.2 Consideration of uncertainty in European National Adaptation Strategies Susanne Lorenz
2.2.3 The role of uncertainty in climate change adaptation - examples from the water sector in Denmark Jens Christian Refsgaard
2.2.4 Moving from a one-dimension to a multi-dimension perspective on uncertainty: Paralyzing or stimulating local climate change adaptation? Carlo Aall
16:30-18:00 Parallel Session 2.3: Flood risk
Chair: Adriaan Perrels
Room 3
2.3.1 Adapting Quebec coastal communities to CC : progress assessment after 10 years of research and participative approaches Jean-Pierre Savard
2.3.2 Vulnerability And Adaptation Assessment Of Flood Prone Areas Tony Rosqvist
2.3.3 Vulnerability of flood peaks to climate change in Great Britain Christel Prudhomme
2.3.4 Climate Change: Risk Perceptions in Norway Päivi Lujala
16:30-18:00 Parallel Session 2.4: Regional strategy development II
Chair: Oskar Wallgren
Room 5
2.4.1 ClimateXChange: Linking Adaptation Research with Adaptation Decision-Making in Scotland Iain Brown
2.4.2 The BaltAdapt Project – A Multi-Stakeholder, Transnational Approach toward a Regional Adaptation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Maxi Nachtigall
2.4.3 Climate change impacts and the adaptation measures in the Finnish water industry Mirjam Orvomaa
2.4.4 Has climate change affected whitefish reproduction and catches in the Gulf of Bothnia? Lauri Urho
16:30-18:00 Parallel Session 2.5: Rural livelihoods
Chair: Karen O'Brien
Room 6
2.5.1 Adaptive capacity and community resilience in Northern Norwegian communities Helene Amundsen
2.5.2 Impacts of climate changes on Arctic herding communities. The case of Finnish Fell Lapland Élise Lépy
2.5.3 Land Use conflict in a Climate Change Perspective: Reindeer herding in Nordland, Northern Norway Camilla Risvoll Godø
2.5.4 Migrating to Tackle Climate Variability and Change? Insights from Coastal Fishing Communities of Bangladesh Md. Monirul Islam

Rantapuisto main entrance
Helsinki City Hall entrance
***An online computer demonstration was offered

08:00-09:00 REGISTRATION Rantapuisto lobby
09:00-10:00 Plenary Session 3 Chair: Sigrún Karlsdóttir Auditorium
  Keynote Presentation 5
Climate change, biodiversity and conservation planning

Mar Cabeza
  Keynote Presentation 6
Estimating the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation in Europe

Paul Watkiss
10:00-10:30 REFRESHMENTS Kahvila
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 3.1: National adaptation strategies I – Policy
Chair: Sabine McCallum
3.1.1 Evaluating climate change adaptation policies in European countries: Policy labeling or Policymaking? Johann Dupuis
3.1.2 Evaluation and revision of Finland’s National Adaptation Strategy Sanna Luhtala
3.1.3 Adaptation to climate change – agenda setting and policy integration in Germany Rebecca Stecker
3.1.4 Monitoring and evaluating adaptation measures - a critical review Mikael Hildén
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 3.2: Urban planning I
Chair: Hans Jørgen Henriksen
Room 1-2
3.2.1 City 2 - Ecologies of Climate Change Adaptation Nora Kinnunen
3.2.2 Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Design: the Expectant Design Approach Laura A. Delaney Ruskeepää
3.2.3 Towards legitimate governance arrangements for adaptive flood risk management in urban areas Heleen Mees
3.2.4 Climate change considerations in urban planning Irmeli Wahlgren
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 3.3: Natural resource management I
Chair: Carlo Aall
Room 3
3.3.1 Adaptation of management of Norway spruce stands to changing climate Raisa Mäkipää
3.3.2 Spruce forests on their southern boundaries: to adapt or not to adapt Viktar Kireyeu
3.3.3 Mitigating the effects of climate change - Assisted Dispersal and regulation Elina Vaara
3.3.4 Boreal protected area network as an adaptation means to preserve avian biodiversity in a changing climate Raimo Virkkala
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 3.4: Economic appraisal I
Chair: Kirsten Halsnæs
Room 5
3.4.1 Impact Assessment, Costs, and Decision Making for Climate Change and Adaptation Jay Gregg
3.4.2 SALDO: the Social costs of Adaptation: approaches to an evaLuation of aDaptation Options Martin König
3.4.3 Insure or Invest in Green Technologies to Protect Against Adverse Weather Shocks ? Sami Myyrä
3.4.4 Interpreting welfare effects in induced economic impact evaluation of extreme events Hanna Virta
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 3.5: Policy learning I
Chair: Sirkku Juhola
Room 6
3.5.1 Integrating Stakeholders in Policy Development for Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons and Experience from German Dialogue Processes Esther Hoffmann
3.5.2 Engaging stakeholders in identification of capacity development needs within disaster risk reduction by means of a think tank process Peter van der Keur
3.5.3 Participation and learning for climate change adaptation: Experiences from local urban planning and forestry in Sweden Oscar Wallgren
3.5.4 Exploring the interactions between science, stakeholders and their implications for learning about climate change adaptation: Experiences from the Swedish Forestry Sector Gregor Vulturius
12:00-13:15 LUNCH

(both floors)
Ravintola (Kabinetti)
13:15-14:45 Plenary Panel - Research Chair: Richard Klein Auditorium
  Ian Burton, University of Toronto  
  Kristie Ebi, IPCC  
  Janne Hukkinen, Helsinki University / FP7 Advisory Group  
  Markku Rummukainen, Mistra-SWECIA  
  Harry Zilliacus, Nordforsk  
14:45-16:00 POSTER SESSION AND REFRESHMENTS (Posters P1-P49) Areena
***P1 Climate Information: Using the Spotfire platform to improve data visualisation and accessibility of UK climate projections Joseph Hägg
P2 Property managers compliance in property insurance policies, focus on flash flooding Petri Saarinen
P3 Adaptation to coastal flooding on household level: To what extent is it determined by nationality? Jana Koerth
***P4 MAVERIC: interactive mapping of vulnerability to climate change at a municipality-scale in Finland – online demonstration of an internet mapping tool
Link to online tool:
Stefan Fronzek
P5 Co-operating efforts within the Nordic Framework for Climate Services Elin Löwendahl
P6 Visualization supported dialogue for climate adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region Tina-Simone Neset
***P7 LandCaRe-DSS, an interactive, model-based decision support system for scenario-driven climate change adaption in agriculture
Links: and and
Michael Berg
P8 Bridging the gap between Science and Society Marianne Hall
P9 Skiing on thin snow? – Assessing the usability of a planning support tool on climate change-related vulnerability of winter outdoor recreation in Finland
For more information, please contact: Simo Haanpää
Simo Haanpää
P10 Smart Phone Application for Promoting Climate Change and Food Safety Awareness Gun-Hee Kim
P11 Building adaptive capacity through inter- and transdisciplinary scenario planning: Findings from a case study in Rostock, Germany Bart Jan Davidse
P12 Minding the uncertainties Jussi Ylhäisi
P13 Methods for assessing vulnerability Jan Ketil Rød
P14 Institutional challenges of water governance to adapt to a changing climate – a case study of the Rhine Rebecca Stecker
P15 How do municipalities in Sweden deal with uncertain sea level rise in their planning? Jacob von Oelreich
P16 Land use planning and emergency provision for a changing climate Halvor Dannevig
P17 How to design a successful stakeholder dialogue on adaptation to climate change? Esther Hoffmann
P18 Corporate Adaptation to Climate Change: A Learning Challenge Esther Hoffmann
P19 NGOs and Climate change adaptation: Whose interest matters??? Faith Mavengere
P20 Networking global climate adaptation actors: A concept from climate-sensitive Taiwan Yi-Chang Chiang
P21 Decision Support for Climate Change Adaptation Heikki Tuomenvirta
P22 Farmers’ perceptions on climate change: Information needs and barriers for implying mitigation and proactive adaptation Hanna Mäkinen
P23 Structuring tools for municipal climate adaptation planning - process and impact analysis
Additional information: Folder in English
Christina Frost
P24 Synergies, Conflicts and Trade-offs: Findings from a comparative case study of Copenhagen and Portland Patrick Driscoll
P25 Mitigating the impacts of extreme weather originated disasters by simulating the effects of different preparation and action decisions of crisis management Anna-Mari Heikkilä
P26 Stakeholder analysis of flood risk management reduction strategies in Paz River catchment, Guatemala-El Salvador Héctor Estuardo Guinea Barrientos
P27 Rural Transformations: Livelihood adaptation to climate change in Uganda. Sarah Cooper
P28 Adapting to climate change: households’ response strategies to hailstorm and drought in Lijiang, China Yuan Zheng
P29 Impacts of climate change on multiple ecosystem services: processes and adaptation options at landscape scales (CLIMES) Maria Holmberg
P30 Livelihoods, Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity: A Case Study from Rural Lao Xi Jiao
P31 Investigating the relationship between mortality and temperature and a possible acclimatization effect in Finland Reija Ruuhela
P32 Stratified climate vulnerability analysis for heat waves in a Swedish city: who is vulnerable and why? Lina Lundgren
P33 Exposure to Heat and Occupational Health in a Warming World Karin Lundgren
P34 Planning a sustainable and climate-proof built environment: the special case of real estate value formation and residential qualities Athanasios Votsis
P35 Dynamics of mixed-species forests in changing climate – how different species combinations adapt to climate change? Vladimir Shanin
P36 Carbon balance of forest land in Finland under the effect of different levels of wood use and climate change Risto Sievänen
P37 How does climate change affect forest carbon balances and damages – Climforisk, EU Life+ project Mikko Peltoniemi
P38 The impact of climate-change-induced storm risk on the optimal rotation period in Finnish forests Karoliina Pilli-Sihvola
P39 Modelling Growth from Stem Diameter Changes during Drought of Scots Pine Tommy Chan
P40 Autumn frost hardening development of Scots pine and Norway spruce seedlings in future climate Saila Varis
P41 Estimating carbon fluxes by combining climate-sensitive process models, NFI data and Landsat satellite images Sanna Härkönen
P42 Ecosystem modeling of vegetation growth and risk for damage– linking user needs to model development Bakhtiyor Pulatov
P43 A survey study on nature conservation in semi-natural grasslands and forests in a changing climate Anna Tainio
P44 Perceptions on Resilience in Finnish Food Supply Chains Antti Puupponen
P45 Pre-anthesis high-temperature acclimation alleviates damage to the flag leaf caused by post-anthesis heat stress in wheat Xiao Wang
P46 Enhancing adaptive capacity of Finnish agrifood systems: a Delphi based survey on stakeholder views Sari Himanen
P47 Green roofs as an adaptation tool: Cost-benefit analysis Väinö Nurmi
P48 Climate change impacts on energy demand for heating and cooling of buildings in Finland Kirsti Jylhä
P49 Climatic challenges in road maintenance: will they increase or not? Ari Venäläinen
16:00-17:30 Parallel Session 4.1: National adaptation strategies II – Research
Chair: Andrea Prutsch
4.1.1 Selecting appropriate methods for adaptation decisions Alexander Bisaro
4.1.2 Matching available climate change knowledge with adaptation strategies at the national level: an example from Portugal Ana Gomes
4.1.3 Synthesis of adaptation research in different sectors in Finland Reija Ruuhela
4.1.4 Reframing adaptation? - responding to indirect impacts of climate change Oskar Wallgren
16:00-17:30 Parallel Session 4.2: Urban planning II
Chair: Carlo Aall
Room 1-2
4.2.1 The role of social strategy games in understanding the trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation in climate change decision-making in cities Sirkku Juhola
4.2.2 Governing adaptation to natural hazards in land-use planning Trude Rauken
4.2.3 Managing conflicting claims in planning: the example of climate change adaptation in local housing policy Mattias Hjerpe
4.2.4 Afraid of (Climate) Change? Institutional Implications in Local Climate Change Governance Anja Wejs
16:00-17:30 Parallel Session 4.3: Natural resource management II
Chair: Sigrún Karlsdóttir
Room 3
4.3.1 Significance of adaptation to forest management and economic returns in forests under transition due to climate change Annikki Mäkelä
4.3.2 Modelling interactions of climate, crop management and phenology and their effect on barley yields in Finland (1971-2010). Reimund Rötter
4.3.3 Identifying synergies between adaptation and mitigation strategies in agriculture Anita Wreford
**4.3.4 New 30-year time series of agroclimatic indicators for present and future climate as a basis for assessing different adaptation strategies for crop production in Finland Jukka Höhn
16:00-17:30 Parallel Session 4.4: Economic appraisal II
Chair: Paul Watkiss
Room 5
4.4.1 Response to weather conditions and weather forecasts as a basis for assessing climate change adaptation Adriaan Perrels
4.4.2 Effects of Climate Change on Inland Waterway Transport Networks Tim Breemersch
4.4.3 A way of assessing flood risks changes from hazard maps Jari Silander
4.4.4 Environmental and economic impact assessment due to sea-level rise in the Basque coast based on different scenarios obtained from the geological record Elisa Sainz de Murieta
16:00-17:30 Parallel Session 4.5: Policy learning II
Chair: Carina Keskitalo
Room 6
4.5.1 Dealing with ambiguity in climate change adaptation - conceptual framework Hans Jørgen Henriksen
4.5.2 Conservation and/or Adaptation? Clashing Cognitive Frames in Adaptation Policy at the EU György Pataki
4.5.3 Gendering the Local Climate Adaptation Process Karin Edvardsson Björnberg
4.5.4 Cultural Differences in Handling Climate Change Adaptation Nicole Mahlkow & Karsten Balgar
17:30-18:00 ALL POSTERS TO BE DISMOUNTED Storage room available

Rantapuisto main entrance
Haikko Manor parking area
**Listed as presentation 5.3.3 in the Conference Programme and Abstracts Volume
***An online computer demonstration was offered

08:00-09:00 REGISTRATION Rantapuisto lobby
09:00-10:00 Plenary Session 4 Chair: Adriaan Perrels Auditorium
  Keynote Presentation 7
Framing policy and development co-operation for climate change adaptation

Michael Mullan
  Keynote Presentation 8
The adaptive challenge

Karen O'Brien
10:00-10:30 REFRESHMENTS Kahvila
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 5.1: Enhancing climate services
Chair: Reija Ruuhela
5.1.1 Understanding the landscape of climate services to inform adaptation decision-making Roger B. Street
5.1.2 The German Climate Service Center: a national answer to a global challenge Michaela Schaller
***5.1.3 Strong wind exposure and wind-loss mapping in Norway
Link to online tool:
This is a prototype and not all functionalities have been implemented yet
Tomasz Opach
5.1.4 Headline Messages: decision-relevant messages on climate change adaptation for Scotland Joseph Hägg
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 5.2: Local adaptation plans
Chair: Sirkku Juhola
Room 1-2
5.2.1 Implementing adaptation to climate change at the local level in Norway Grete K. Hovelsrud
5.2.2 Climate change adaptation and local private actors: a study case of the forestry sector in Wallonia (Belgium) Valentine van Gameren
5.2.3 Risk and vulnerability analysis – a feasible process for local climate adaptation in Sweden? Karin Mossberg Sonnek
5.2.4 Generic constraints for adaptation in multi-level governance contexts: Lessons from Australia and Finland Susanna Kankaanpää
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 5.3: Projecting impacts and adaptation responses
Chair: Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen
Room 3
5.3.1 Impacts and adaptation options of climate change on ecosystem services in Finland: a model based assessment Martin Forsius
5.3.2 Adaptation to climate change in agricultural water protection – Catchment scale model analysis Katri Rankinen
**5.3.3 Diversification as a means to enhance resilience of agrifood systems Helena Kahiluoto
5.3.4 Probabilistic assessment of crop adaptation options under a changing climate Nina Pirttioja
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 5.4: Energy and infrastructure
Chair: Oskar Wallgren
Room 5
5.4.1 Adapting utilities to climate change – challenges, conflicts, and barriers in Germany Esther Hoffmann
5.4.2 Adaptation to climate change of engineering structures Mark Trexler
5.4.3 A Bayesian Classifier for Climate Model Ensemble Selection Luca Garre
5.4.4 Governing quasi-public network services for adaptation to climate change Tor Håkon Inderberg
10:30-12:00 Parallel Session 5.5: Health and well being
Chair: Kristie Ebi
Room 6
5.5.1 Climate change and infectious disease in Europe: Mapping future vulnerabilities Jonathan E. Suk
5.5.2 Climate change and health - building resilience through eHealth Åsa Holmner Rocklöv
5.5.3 Climate change adaptation in practical level tourism development Kaarina Tervo-Kankare
5.5.4 Climate change vulnerability indicators for cross-country skiing Mia Landauer
12:00-13:15 LUNCH Ravintola
(both floors)
13:15-14:45 Plenary Panel - Policy Chair: Michael Hildén Auditorium
  Anne Brunila, Fortum Oyj  
  Kåre Svarre Jakobsen, Danish Nature Agency  
  Sabine McCallum, Austrian Environment Agency  
  Ville Niinistö, Finnish Minister of the Environment  
  Haavard Stensvand, Head of Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Sogn og Fjordane  
14:45-15:30 Plenary Session 5 - Closing Chair: Timothy Carter Auditorium

Young researcher synopsis 1
Patrick Driscoll &
Eivind Junker
  Poster award Paavo-Petri Ahonen
  Reflections: NONAM & NORDCLAD-Net Adriaan Perrels &
Oskar Wallgren
  Final remarks, Acknowledgements and Close Timothy Carter
15:30 CLOSE  
**Listed as presentation 4.3.4 in the Conference Programme and Abstracts Volume
***An online computer demonstration was offered