Planlegging for risikosamfunnet: Hvordan fungerer flomsonekart med klimapåslag som kunnskapsoversettelse?
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Original versionHanssen GS. Planlegging for risikosamfunnet: Hvordan fungerer flomsonekart med klimapåslag som kunnskapsoversettelse?. Kart og Plan. 2018;78(1):17-36
The article presents a study of how Norwegian mu nicipalities use new flood inundation maps with «climate factor» information in their local plans. Th ese maps show the area with a certain probability of flood occurrence (0,5%, i.e. area that will be fl ooded by a 200-year flood) both under the present cli- mate and at the end of the century under the high emission scenario (RCP8.5). Based on a nation- wide survey, I found that large municipalities integrate climate adaptation concerns in their local plans more than small municipalities. In-depth in terviews of the political and administrative lead- ership in eight of the approxim ately 20 municipalities having such maps, indicate that the maps function to translate natural science information into local planning-and decision-making. However, the same differences due to size of the municipality were found here. There is also a «decentralization of dilemmas» in that difficult decisions are taken at the lowest planning level (detailed zoning plans).