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Children at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland. Photo: stockstudioX / Getty Images .


The 6th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, NOCCA23’ will be held in Iceland, Reykjavík Grand Hotel on the 17th-19th of April 2023, the same year that Iceland will hold the Presidency at the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The focus of NOCCA 2023 is on adaptation in cities and municipalities in the Nordic countries. What actions have been implemented and how, what has worked and what are the key learnings in the adaptation process. The event is a valuable venue for Nordic countries to exchange key learnings and to open the dialog on adaptation.

The conference welcomes all who work on climate change adaptation, within the fields of science, in local communities, governments and municipal administration, in ministries and national authorities, politics, businesses, industry and NGOs.

The 6th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation. Graphic: NOCCA .

Conference output  

NOCCA collects knowledge from municipal experts and civil servants to enhance the value of current work carried out in the Nordic region and contributes to the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation into decision-making and planning on the municipal level. It will provide a certain overview of the knowledge of existing methodological approaches to climate change adaptation on the municipal level in the Nordic region.

The output from the workshops will be synthesized in a policy paper as a leading document for further Nordic cooperation on adaptation, especially for upcoming ECCA23 and/or COP28.

Programme and registration

The first day of the conference is filled with informative lectures on different aspects on adaptation and will be streamed live. The second day consists of hands-on workshops focusing on practical solutions and Nordic cooperation. SEI researchers will contribute to the following sessions: 

Monday April 17 (GMT)

9:00-10:20 Opening Session

10:20-12:30 International and transboundary aspects on adaptation

Tuesday April 18 (GMT)

13:00-16:15 Workshop: Transboundary impacts

Find the full programme and registration at NOCCA .

The event is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and organized by the Icelandic Met Office.

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