Seven bilateral webinars were organized by the ACAF project in spring and summer 2021 around the themes of climate adaptation and food security. The purpose of the webinars was to promote international networking between experts in climate adaptation and food security and to learn about and collect good climate adaptation practices from different parts of the Arctic.
Three main categories of practices were identified:
1) Ways to increase knowledge on climate change and adaptation and the knowledge base for adaptation actions
These included: visualization of climate change, climate services, map based solutions and citizen science.
2) Good practices for making proactive adaptation plans
3) Adaptation practices specific for Arctic livelihoods
Also barriers to adaptation in the Arctic were gathered. The main types of barriers to adaptation identified were:
- Lack of knowledge or awareness on climate change and adaptation to it; focus on other issues than climate change and adaptation to it; and the perception that the changes can be adapted to without any special measures, based on existing knowledge and skills short planning horizons
- Governance: Lack of proactive adaptation based on adaptation plans; short planning horizons; existing adaptation work is reactive by nature
- Livelihood or sector specific barriers to adaptation