Climate Adaptation Strategy of Denmark

With the Danish strategy on climate adaptation [Regeringen, 2008] the government emphasises the importance of timely adaptation to meet climate change. The government finds it important that, as far as possible, climate adaptation is continuous (ad hoc), in the sense that the authorities, enterprises and individuals at their own initiative react to the consequences of climate change in good time, within the given legislative, financial and technological framework. To the extent that ad hoc adaptation is not the most optimal approach for society, it may be necessary to launch adaptation measures that have been agreed at political level.

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Fig. 1.36 Decrease in frost days between 2071 and 2100 in southern Scandinavia (Source: Regeringen, 2008)

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Fig. 1.36 Decrease in frost days between 2071 and 2100 in southern Scandinavia (Source: Regeringen, 2008)

In general, warmer weather, milder (Fig. 1.36) and wetter winters and warmer and drier summers are expected in Denmark. Precipitation over the course of a year increases. However, less precipitation is expected during the summer, a period, which will be characterised by periods of drought and heavy rainfalls. The maximum water level of the waters of both the West Coast and the Danish interior waters is expected to increase, just as the maximum winds and gales are expected to increase. Similarly, there will be a greater risk of extreme weather, with longer heat waves and more violent storms.

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