Increasing house owners adaptive capacity: Compliancebetween climate change risks and adaptation guidelines in Scandinavia
2015 (English)In: Urban Climate, ISSN 2212-0955, E-ISSN 2212-0955, Vol. 14, no 1, 41-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Climate change is expected to intensify weather related risks affecting the existing buildingstock. To increase the understanding of how the capacity among individual house ownersto mitigate such risks can be improved, this study analyses the compliance between anticipatedclimate risks and existing adaptation guidelines to house owners in Denmark,Norway and Sweden. The assessment of climate risks is based on a review of climatechange and building research literature. The compilation of available guidelines is basedon an assessment of information from government authorities, municipalities as well asinsurance companies and organizations. Results reveal a high compliance between availableguidelines and risks for already experienced weather risks, while somewhat new risksfrom anticipated climate change impacts are less covered. To better facilitate adaptiveresponses, further adaptation guidelines would earn from explicitly targeting house owners,as well as highlighting relationships between anticipated climate impacts, existingweather risks and individual management practices. Public–private cooperation is identifiedas an important means for making information more accessible and easily available.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 14, no 1, 41-51 p.
Adaptation guidelines, Adaptive capacity, Climate risks. House owners, Residential buildings
Climate Research Physical Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124350DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2015.07.003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124350DiVA: diva2:898028