The climate strategy work is strongly supported by research and other
publications. In 2012, Finnish Ministry of the Environment published two
reports: an analysis
of the regional climate strategies in northern Finland and some
neighboring Barents member regions, written by Satu Himanen and
colleagues, and a report
by Jaana Sorvali on the 18 regional climate strategies formulated in
Finland. Moreover, Sorvali has made a survey on the situation on climate
strategy work in the Barents region in 2014. The results are available
at the Climate Smart website.
The recently launched website www.climatesmart.fi is an important tool
for the climate strategy work: it offers information on Barents
cooperation on climate change, on the ongoing work on regional climate
strategies, including the St. Petersburg and Arkangelsk workshops, as
well as some practical advice on strategic planning to consider in
climate strategy formulation. The information is available in English
and the Russian version is under preparation.
Researcher, Doctoral Candidate
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
The Climate Smart workhop in St. Petersburg September 2014. Ilona Mettiäinen speaking. Photo by Tuuli Ojala.