Critical infrastructure vulnerability: a research note on adaptation to climate change in the Nordic countries

Antti Silvast, Rico Kongsager, Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen, Minna Lundgren, Mikko J. Virtanen

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This research note reviews recent literature on the vulnerability of critical infrastructures caused by climate change with a focus on the Nordic countries. We integrate literature from three research areas: the role of critical infrastructures in the functioning of society, infrastructural vulnerabilities,
10 and the long-term impacts of climate change. Focusing on climate change adaptation in the Nordic countries as a pivotal case, we discuss the mutually constitutive interrelationships between these three areas. The studies reviewed bring together social science and humanities research on infrastructure systems, their vulnerabilities, and climate change. By highlighting interdisciplinary perspectives on infrastructures, climate change, and societal security, this research note discusses 15 a Nordic model of infrastructure provision and links the Nordic debate to a burgeoning European discussion on the role of the social sciences and humanities in addressing societal challenges related to climate change and the role of infrastructures in providing welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-90
JournalGeografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2021
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • Vulnerability
  • adaptation
  • climate change
  • infrastructure
  • local communities

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