GLOBAL CHANGE SCENARIOS FOR FINLAND
Paasitorni Conference Center, Helsinki
28 May 2001
Programme and abstracts
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
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.
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
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