Green Building Council Finland

Nordic GBC Webinar #4: Resilience and Climate Adaptation

19.1.2022 | 13.00–14.00

In a new collaboration between the Nordic Green Building Councils, a number of topics during the year will be discussed from a Nordic perspective. Nordic GBC Webinar #4: Resilience and Climate Adaptation, will be organized by Grænni byggð | Green Building Council Iceland on 19th January 2022 at 11-12 Iceland / 13-14 Finland time.

Climate change has an impact on buildings and the urban environment. Buildings and infrastructure will be affected by sea-level rise, intense rainstorms and fast floods. Therefore, it is important for companies and building owners to recognize the impact, and analyze the risks and opportunities that climate changes will have on their business and assets. The risk can be both Physical risk, i.e. direct damage to the asset, and Transitional risk, which may impact reputation, market status, insurance and financing. It is also important for architects and engineers to be aware of the risks, and take them into account when designing buildings, infrastructure, neighborhoods and cities.

In the next GBC Nordic webinar we will learn about the effects of climate change in the Nordic countries and what kind of risk it has on buildings and the urban environment. We will also show examples of solutions on how to make buildings and urban environments more resilient.


Climate changes in the Nordic countries
Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir, The IPCC report and how climate change will act out in the Nordic hemisphere

Potential impact on the built environment and infrastructure
Miisa Tähkänen, How the effects of climate change differ between regions

Scenario Analysis in Climate Related Risks & Opportunities
Sigurður Freyr Jónatansson, A scenario approach to baselines for assessment of actions towards resilience and climate adaption.

Climate change adaption in a man-made environment
Kim Haukeland Paus, Climate Adaption for urban rainwater & sewage systems.

Alexandra Vindfeld Hansen, Sankt Kjeld’s Square and Bryggervangen. A case study

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