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Future impacts of climate change

Scientific observations have shown that climate change has impacts on natural- and human systems both regionally and globally. The climate system and the lifetime of the GHG emissions result in some of the future climate change impacts to be unavoidable. Climate change and the many effects it entails are therefore an important research area for development of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Several methods are used and developed in order to obtain knowledge about climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, to in turn to improve the basis for making decisions. Within the BalticClimate project a review of climate change impacts in the Baltic Sea Region was undertaken. The aim with this review was to provide a compilation of the currently available knowledge concerning climate change impact scenarios of relevance for the Baltic Sea Region.