Urban Climate Adaptation in the Nordics

Case studies and best practices from climate adaptation, fossil-free mobility and citizen engagement in Nordic and Baltic cities


Climate adaptation is becoming an increasingly important topic for the world’s cities, which continue to grow and contribute immensely to global emissions. While public space in cities is too often neither sustainable nor effective, Nordic and Baltic cities have pioneered solutions for transforming public space which – apart from helping reduce transport emissions, improve air quality and create more inclusive spaces – also increase their resilience to the changing climate.This catalogue presents 12 inspiring solutions from cities across the region that could eventually prompt larger shifts in how urban public space is planned, designed and utilised. The catalogue also features the “Transform your street!” youth engagement initiative and 11 policy recommendations on how city governments can transform public space to enable climate adaptation, fossil-free mobility and youth engagement.