By adapting society in line with climate change, we can avoid being affected too badly by the short- and long-term effects of climate change. We need to identify solutions from a broader perspective, and work in new partnerships. People from different disciplines and sectors need to meet up and think together in a supportive environment. Climate change adaptation can and should lead to an even better society than the one we have today. But what might things look like when society is equipped to deal with climate change?
A tool for creating images of the future
SMHI has developed a workshop tool for you and your organisation to create your own images of the future of a climate-adapted society. Working in groups, you can discuss and tackle questions about how your business needs to change in order to deal with the climate challenges of the future.
Your own climate strategies and action plans are a good basis for the workshop. This provides a common understanding of the challenges and effects that will have an impact on your business.
After the workshop, we hope that:
- You have created a shared vision of the goal of climate change adaptation work – this is how we want a climate-adapted society to look and function!
- The results can be used as data for future strategies and action plans.
Using figures and objects, construct your own future
The images you create consist of one or more background images, figures and objects that you place on the backgrounds. The background images are based on seven challenges that may arise as the climate changes, but the images can also be used for other issues.
There are several different background images to choose from – urban and rural, river basins and coastal areas, infrastructure and agricultural landscapes, and more. The graphics package for the workshop includes buildings, people, animals and nature that you can place together on your chosen backgrounds.
Based on the background and the challenges that are relevant to you, you will discuss issues such as:
- How have people’s attitudes and behaviours changed?
- Which vulnerable groups are there, and how do we need to think in order to protect them?
- How will we live and move around?
- Which policy instruments will be used in a climate-adapted society?
Use the step-by-step guide to get started with your workshop.
Create your future – how to run a workshop