Local Government Profile

Gothenburg, Sweden  
RoleModel Gothenburg
Size
722 km2
Population
550,000
Hazard Types
Cold Wave, Epidemic & Pandemic, Flood, Land Slide, Storm Surge, Technical Disaster
Name of Mayor
Lena Malm, Lord Mayor
  • Lena Malm, Lord Mayor

  • Hazard and vulnerability profile

  • As a growing city, Gothenburg (“Göteborg”) faces major challenges to find solutions for adapting to a rising sea level, more frequent floods. In addition consideration must be taken to slope stability. However, the threats have increased awareness of the risks that the city faces. Significant progress has been made in climate adaptation research and implementation of mitigating measures.


  • Disaster Risk Reduction Activities

  • risk and vulnerability assessment, climate change adaptations, sustainable development Mistra Urban Future, city planning taking risks and climate change into consideration, landslide risk mapping and inventory, flood risk maps, prevention and mitigaton of risk

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