Klima 2050 is a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) financed by the Research Council of Norway and the consortium partners. The SFI status enables long-term research in close collaboration with trade and industry, as well as other research partners aiming to strengthen Norway's innovation ability and competitiveness within climate adaptation. The composition of the consortium is vital in order to being able to reduce the societal risks associated with climate change.

The title for the annual raport for 2018 is: Innovations for reduced societal risk towards 2050.

The Research Centre Klima 2050’s ambitious goal is to reduce the societal risk associated with climate change due to a increased rainfall. The ambition requires solutions on several levels:The regulations, municipal plans and building processes, robust technology, nature-based solutions and incentives and business models. All of these levels are described in the report, so is the status of projects Klima 2050 is involved in.

Nature-based solutions

There is a need to base future solutions on natural processes. We are grateful that two of the projects Storm Aqua is a part of, Høvringen in Trondheim and FV 505 in Sandnes (see page 33) trough our work in Skjæveland Gruppen, are described in the report. These are examples of research that is being scaled up through pilot-projects.

The photo was taken at a visit on the testfield, at Multiblokk, during Klimatilpasningsdagene 2017. The concrete blocks in the right corner is an example of a new methods for delaying storm water on roofs, in combination with a roof garden. The solution has the Norwegian name Urbant uterom.