Climate change and natural hazards:
the geography of community resilience in Norway

This project is set to investigate how community resilience manifests itself in communities in Norway in relation to climate change related natural hazards. It is a fact that climate change affects countries, regions and communities differently. Norway as a nation, may cope with climate change reasonably well because the country scores high on so-called key resilience-resources: economic development, social capital, community competence and information and communication. Research shows, however, that vulnerability to climate related hazards may vary considerably between regions and municipalities in Norway. Read more about the projects

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«Det var den raske avgjørelsen som gjorde at det gikk så bra som det gikk». Dette er ordføreren i Flatanger sine ord når han reflekterer over den store lyngbrannen i januar i 2014, og de avgjørelsene som ble tatt av brannsjefen i startfasen av brannen. Beslutningen om å evakuere befolkningen raskt, blir i ettertid betraktet som avgjørende for at mennesker og dyr ikke kom til fysisk skade. […]

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August 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

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