KRISBEREDSKAP I ETT FÖRÄNDRAT KLIMAT – ÄNDRAT PERSPEKTIV FÖR ATT MÖTA DET OKÄNDA / Crisis preparedness in a changing climate – new approach in order to meet the unknown
Contemporary Swedish crisis management system have developed since the 1960s and during this time focus have changed from handling military threats and security of supply, to unpredictable and transboundary crisis. Local governments, responsible for much of the services to the citizens, have to handle the far reaching effect of climate change. At the same time the local government and its administration has to make major decisions before it is clear how we will be affected by climate change. This together with predicaments such as lack of consumer knowledge, lack of ability to supply a minimum amount of drinking water in case of normal provision is inhibited etc, adds to the uncertainty that normally have to be handled when planning for an effective crisis preparedness and management. The vulnerability of the consumer is likely to increase or decrease in response to how the climate changes as well as local hazards, actions taken etc. Increased knowledge of the consumer could therefore be a robust way of handling uncertainty of climate change.