Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters 2014

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change - Where Research Meets Practice


  • What knowledge does Sweden need in order to be able to manage disasters, natural hazards and climate adaptation?
  • How can research contribute to these efforts?
  • How can we benefit from international cooperation?

For the third year in a row, the Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters is being held. It is a forum for exchanging knowledge and experiences and for stimulating discussions related to disasters, natural hazards, and climate change adaptation in Sweden.

This year the forum was expanded to two days. The first day had a national Swedish focus and was held in Swedish. The second day, which was held in English, had a more international perspective.

During these two days there was a variety of activities including presentations of current research results, commissioned public reports and public sector development projects as well as small group discussions and networking opportunities in the exhibition area.

The forum is aimed at policy makers and practitioners working in the public and private sectors as well as researchers and graduate students. The target group also includes those holding political offices at the local, regional and central levels.

The forum was scheduled for 18—19 November 2014, and was organised by CNDS, the official network of the Swedish National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction driven by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), MSB’s Research Management Section and the National knowledge centre for climate change adaptation at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). The venue was the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm.