Assessment of weather and climate risks (SIETO)
The (SIETO) project has produced a national weather and climate risk assessment, focusing in particular on the vulnerabilities of different sectors to hydro-meteorological and climatological hazards. The risk assessment of the project was also used to develop the governance model for future risk assessments. The results of the project support the implementation of the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022 and provide material for the national, EU and global level governance frameworks of weather and climate risk management.
Hildén, M., Pilli-Sihvola, K., Tuomenvirta, H., Haavisto, R., Juhola, S., Lanki, T., Luhtala, S., Mäkinen, K., Parjanne, A. & Peltonen-Sainio, P. 2018. Assessing and monitoring hydrometeorological and climate risk is an investment in safety and well-being. Policy Brief. Prime Minister's Office Finland. Article series of Government's analysis, assessment and research activities 23/2018. 4 p.
Reports (in Finnish with English abstract)
Tuomenvirta, H., Haavisto, R., Hildén, M., Lanki, T., Luhtala, S., Meriläinen, P., Mäkinen, K., Parjanne, A., Peltonen-Sainio, P., Pilli-Sihvola, K., Pöyry, J., Sorvali, J. & Veijalainen, N. 2018. Sää- ja ilmastoriskit Suomessa – Kansallinen arvio. (Weather and Climate Risks in Finland – National Assessment; in Finnish, abstract in English). Prime Minister's Office Finland. Publications of the Government ́s analysis, assessment and research activities 43/2018. 107 p.
Hildén, M., Haavisto, R., Harjanne, A., Juhola, S., Luhtala, S., Mäkinen, K., Parjanne, A., Peltonen-Saisio, P., Pilli-Sihvola, K., Pöyry, J. & Tuomenvirta, H. 2018. Ilmastokestävä Suomi - Toimintamalli sää- ja ilmastoriskien arviointien järjestämiseksi. (Climate resilient Finland – A governance model for organizing weather and climate risk assessments; in Finnish, abstract in English). Prime Minister's Office Finland. Publications of the Government ́s analysis, assessment and research activities 44/2018. 67 p.
Other results and publications can be found on the Finnish pages of the SIETO project.
Project duration: 1.3.2017–30.4.2018
Partners: The project was coordinated by the Finnish Meteorological Institute, which was responsible for making the risk analysis. The Finnish Environment Institute was responsible for the development of the operational model. Also participating in the project were the Natural Resources Institute Finland, the National Institute for Health and Welfare, and the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki.
Funding: The SIETO project was carried out as part of the implementation of the Government's analysis, assessment and research activities for 2017.