As an expert authority within the climate field, SMHI participates in international climate discussions and collaborates with other national and regional authorities on climate and climate change adaptation issues.
Adaptation to climate change
SMHI runs a national centre of knowledge for adaptation to climate change on behalf of the government. The role of the centre is to act as a hub for knowledge on climate change and to represent a meeting place for actors involved in climate change adaptation.
National focal point for IPCC
SMHI is the focal point in Sweden for the UN’s climate panel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). As the focal point, SMHI coordinates the Swedish IPCC work and establishes contacts with the IPCC Secretariat in Geneva. The responsibility also entails nominating Swedish experts for the IPCC work. This can be in the role of author, reviewer or participating in workshops and other meetings.
In addition, SMHI is also engaged in commissioned work and consulting activities within the area of climate.
SMHI collaborates daily with government agencies and organisations, both within and outside the country borders. We represent Sweden in several international organisations.