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.