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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