Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Carter, Timothy
Organisation Finnish Environment Institute
Project title Finnish scenarios for climate change research addressing policies, regions and integrated systems (FINSCAPES)
Decision No. 341977
Decision date 19.01.2021
Funding period 01.02.2021 - 30.11.2024
Funding 367 940
Project description
The FINSCAPES project aims to develop new integrated scenarios of socioeconomic and climate change during the 21st century for use in climate change research and policy making in Finland. In close collaboration with stakeholders of key societally-relevant systems, it co-produces national and regional socioeconomic narratives as extensions of global shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs). Using recent global climate model simulation results, a set of national and regional future climate projections will be prepared, with new analysis on extreme weather and compound events and preparation of climate and impact storylines. Narratives and climate projections are combined into integrated, system-wide SSP-based scenarios for Finnish sub-regions and nationally. Design, development and application of the scenarios are demonstrated in case studies of relevance for research and policy. Emphasis is placed on effective dissemination of project outcomes at regional, national and international level.