Preparation of the adaptation plan of Kymenlaakso

The adaptation plan work was result in the first comprehensive survey of Kymenlaakso’s needs in adapting to the effects of climate change. The first part of the work surveyed climate risks as well as their vulnerability factors from the perspective of different sectors of society. The aim was to identify which climate risks and related vulnerability factors are key, specifically from Kymenlaakso’s point of view. The preparation of risk and vulnerability analysis utilised views based on data analysis and expert assessments. A workshop was held to compile expert information in addition to the holding of complementary interviews. The analysis was prepared using a five-step indicator-based vulnerability assessment model. Risks and vulnerability factors are extrpolated for two different years (2035 and 2050) according to various emissions scenarios. The second phase of the work outlined measures based on risk and vulnerability analysis to reduce vulnerabilities in different sectors. Adaptation measures were identified and aligned together with stakeholders, so that representatives from key social sectors were involved in the drafting of measures. In addition, as part of the preparation of the adaptation plan, the opportunity was provided to support provincial municipal decision-makers as well as a focus group sessions in order to help develop an adaptation plan monitoring model. The adaptation plan was published in a separate disclosure seminar. MDI’s partner was Tapio Services Oy, which specialises in forestry sector. analysis work.