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Seminar on 

GLOBAL CHANGE SCENARIOS FOR FINLAND

Paasitorni Conference Center, Helsinki
28 May 2001

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Objectives

Environmental changes are known to affect human health and well-being, natural ecosystems and biodiversity, water quality and availability, food and fibre production and many economic activities. Therefore, an understanding of the processes of "global change" and methods of projecting such changes are likely to be of interest to a wide community.

The FINSKEN project is attempting to develop up-to-date projections of changes in environmental and related factors in Finland during the 21st century and beyond. This seminar was organised at the mid-point of the project to fulfil three main objectives:

  • To describe the methods used by FINSKEN researchers to develop scenarios of global environmental change for Finland.
  • To obtain feedback from representatives of the private sector, public sector, non-governmental organisations and researchers concerning their requirements for global change scenarios.
  • To present preliminary scenarios for discussion.
In addition, Professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, was present to describe the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) global-scale scenarios of greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions. These scenarios provide the underlying basis for the national-scale scenarios being developed for Finland.

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Programme and abstracts

The programme and abstracts can be downloaded here:

document Detailed programme (pdf, 31 KB)
document Abstracts (pdf, 193 KB)

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