The importance of participation of concerned actors and stakeholders in research and decision-making relating to adaptation to climate change impacts is often emphasised.

Several Swedish and international organisations and institutes have made great efforts in order to facilitate this. Mistra-SWECIA research into climate adaptation processes uses participatory methods to collect data and improve knowledge on this topic, while also contributing to the development of the methodology.

This article is part of the Mistra-SWECIA Annual Report 2011.

The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Swedish Foundation for Environmental Research (Mistra) through the Swedish Research Programme on Climate, Impacts and Adaptation (Mistra-SWECIA) Programme.