Identifying Policy Actions Supporting Weather-Related Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Finland

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Tuomenvirta , H , Gregow , H , Harjanne , A , Luhtala , S , Mäkelä , A , Pilli-Sihvola , K , Juhola , S , Hilden , M , Peltonen-Sainio , P , Miettinen , I T & Halonen , M 2019 , ' Identifying Policy Actions Supporting Weather-Related Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Finland ' , Sustainability , vol. 11 , no. 13 , 3661 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su11133661

Title: Identifying Policy Actions Supporting Weather-Related Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Finland
Author: Tuomenvirta, Heikki; Gregow, Hilppa; Harjanne, Atte; Luhtala, Sanna; Mäkelä, Antti; Pilli-Sihvola, Karoliina; Juhola, Sirkku; Hilden, Mikael; Peltonen-Sainio, Pirjo; Miettinen, Ilkka T.; Halonen, Mikko
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
Date: 2019-07-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Sustainability
ISSN: 2071-1050
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/304971
Abstract: Climate change adaptation (CCA) policies require scientific input to focus on relevant risks and opportunities, to promote effective and efficient measures and ensure implementation. This calls for policy relevant research to formulate salient policy recommendations. This article examines how CCA research may contribute to policy recommendations in the light of idealized set of knowledge production attributes for policy development in Finland. Using general background information on the evolution of CCA research and a case study, we specifically examine how the set of attributes have been manifested in research serving CCA and discuss how they have affected the resulting policy recommendations. We conclude that research serving CCA can be improved by more explicit reflection on the attributes that pay attention to the context of application, the methods of teamwork and a variety of participating organizations, transdisciplinarity of the research, reflexivity based on the values and labour ethos of scientists and novel forms of extended peer review. Such attributes can provide a necessary, although not sufficient, condition for knowledge production that strives to bridge the gap between research and policy.
Subject: climate change
climate risks
weather risks
climate change adaptation
disaster risk management
national adaptation policy
policy implementation
policy recommendations
knowledge attributes
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SCIENCE
CREDIBILITY
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KNOWLEDGE
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