Swedish National Expert Council for Climate Adaptaion

The Swedish National Expert Council for Climate Adaptation evaluates climate adaptation in Sweden and advice the government on preparing for climate change.

The council is appointed by the government. Every five year it decides on a report which is used to advice the government´s updates of the national climate adaptation strategy. The chair and members of the National Expert Council for Climate Adaptation are appointed by the Government for a specified time. The Council is affiliated with SMHI, which hosts a secretariat that assist the Council.

The report includes

  • Recommended focus areas of the national work on climate adaptation  
  • Prioritization of adaptation measures based on assessment of risks, costs and benefits
  • A cross-sectorial assessment of the societal impacts of climate change
  • Follow-up and evaluation of national work related to climate adaptation.

The first report shall be submitted to the Government by 31 December 2021.