The 4th Nordic Climate Change Adaptation conference kicks off in Bergen August 29 with more than 100 presentations from researchers politicians, stakeholders and practitioners for the three days of the conference.

This looks to be a truly vivid and exciting conference with more than 100 presentation in the oral and poster sessions, in addition to social events in historic surroundings! This will be a great opportunity to get the status on climate change adaptation, its methods, regulations and potentials across many sectors of society with a Nordic focus.

Book of abstracts. The final overview of abstracts has been published. Please downloead it here (pdf.)

Start the discussion already now on twitter by using hashtag #nordadapt16

Please visit the program section for an updated list of confirmed speakers. One of the people you will meet is Jørgen Abildgaard, the Director of the Copenhagen 2025 Climate Plan that we recently talked with in this interview. Read more about the speakers you will meet at the conference in the speakers section.

We have participation from researchers and a high number of stakeholders from governments, local and regional authorities and industry which gives you ample possibilities for building new networks to enhance your research and implementation possibilities.

Welcome to Bergen in August!

Eystein Jansen
Chair science committee

Exiting opening roundtable on climate change adaptation and governance. The opening roundtable on climate change adaptation and governance that includes Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister for Climate and Environment, Lykke Leonardsen, Head of Program for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions, City of Copenhagen, Julie Andersland, Commissioner, Bergen City Government, Ellen Hambro, Director General, Norwegian Environment Agency, Bjørn Haugland, Executive Vice President and the Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL and Richard Klein, Senior Research Fellow Stockholm Environment Institute, Mia Ebeltoft from Finance Norway will kick of the conference and give it an inspiring start.

Welcome to Bergen


It is a pleasure to welcome you to the city of Bergen and an inspiring event on climate adaptation, where scientists, practitioners and stakeholders will meet to discuss scientific findings, adaptation experiences, plans and practices.


Bergen – gateway to the fjords!


Bergen is located on the south-western coast of Norway, with its centre situated between a group of mountains known collectively as De syv fjell ( ”The seven mountains” ).


Conference Venue


The Conference will be held at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen that is centrally situated on the city’s historic wharf of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site.