Regional knowledge base for local and transborder climate risk analysis: the case of agriculture (Norway)

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Based on previous work with the Rogaland county in doing a limited version of Impact Chain analysis, this case will assist the county in promoting the Impact Chain framework for doing climate change risk assessments at the local level by conducting a pilot-project with one selected municipality (Klepp).

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Case content

Experiences from this will be used by the county when working with the remaining muncipalities in the county. The topic adressed will be focus on the transboundary climate risk in agriculture.

Research Innovations

Enable vertical cooperation (county-local authority) in doing Impact chain analysis by helping the personnel at the county to initiate local processes on analysing transboundary climate change risks and vulnerability by means of applying the IC framework model .

Study areas

Rogaland county, Klepp municipality, in Norway

Stakeholders involved

Vertikal involvement: Rogaland fylkeskommune, the County Counsel of Rogaland, other regional bodies - and cooperation with the municipality of Klepp (administrative and politicians). Horizontal involvement: Local policy-actors in K. Also, the municipality of Klepp.

Summary data collection

We need to perform scoping and assessment

Expected results

In the regional IC-analysis already conducted, we have used an approach developed in a previous propject for the Norwegian association of local and regional authorities which sets up five main drivers of societal change believed to be most relevant for describing vulnerabilites. This approach will be further specified and applied for us at the local level of governance.

Case study responsible

Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI)


First workshop (9th of March 2021) 
Our first workshop was with several stakeholders from the agriculture and climate sector in Rogaland. The stakeholders included: Klepp municipality (administration and politician), regional municipality, regional government, local and regional agrarian association, Norwegian agricultural advisory service, Tine producing cooperatives, Horticultural association, and Norwegian agricultural cooperative. During this workshop we focused on local climate risk for agriculture in Klepp municipality. Down below you can find the program, participation sheet, presentation (in Norwegian) and a short summary. 



Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Summary from the workshop


Second workshop (31th for May)

In our second stakeholder workshop we focused on transborder climate risk for the agriculture sector in Klepp municipality. The stakeholders included: Klepp municipality (administration and politician), regional municipality, regional government, regional agrarian association and Norwegian agricultural cooperative. In preparation we had made a value chain map that we used as a starting point for the group and joint discussions.