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Project acronym: BALTADAPT

Project title: Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Application call: 3

Priority: 3. Baltic Sea as a common resource

Project website: www.baltadapt.eu

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Lead Partner:

Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 København Ø
DK
Henrik Steen Andersen
E-mail: hsa@dmi.dk
Phone: +45 39 157 210
Fax: +45 - 39157300

Project Manager:

Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Copenhagen
DK
Ole Krarup Leth
E-mail: okl@dmi.dk
Phone: +45 - 3915 7223
Fax: +45 - 39157300


Information Manager:

s.Pro - sustainable projects GmbH
Rheinstraße 34
12161 Berlin
DE
Tommi Vollmann
E-mail: tv@sustainable-projects.eu
Phone: +49 30 832 14 17 45
Fax: +49 30 832 14 17 50



Summary description of the project:

The Baltic Sea and its coastlines face challenges due to climate change. Climate change will influence precipitation amounts and patterns, and lead to an increase in terrestrial and ocean temperatures and a rise in sea level. The resulting changes will jeopardize the integrity of the ecosystem and increase risks caused by natural disasters. There are good experiences of adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region but they are somehow fragmented and do not acknowledge the fact that the Baltic Sea is a specific eco-region. The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region recognizes this problem by calling for a Baltic Sea Region-wide climate change adaptation strategy, which should provide a framework to strengthen cooperation and information sharing within the region and help to create a coherent set of adaptation policies and actions from the transnational to the local level.

Such an overarching framework, which is badly missing, would help to tackle what the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region has identified as a major weakness: the “lack of transnational co-operation and joint planning in usage of Baltic Sea space and in minimisation of risks caused by natural disasters”.

Driven by a consultation process among relevant policy-makers and stakeholders during three policy fora, Baltadapt developed a proposal for such a Baltic Sea Region-wide climate change adaptation strategy. It shall serve as the basis for the initiated work towards political endorsement and focuses on the project’s four main focus areas marine biodiversity, coastal infrastructure, tourism and food supply.

Complementing this main output, the project achieved the following results:

• Improved knowledge base: A knowledge brokerage process between political decision makers and researchers led to improved institutional capacity. The new Baltic Sea region sub-section of the European Climate-ADAPT web portal has been developed as a one-stop-shop information portal compiling all available information on climate change in the Baltic Sea Region.

• Baltadapt Action plan promoting the implementation of the Baltadapt Strategy by specifying priority activities and proposing guidelines for the macro-region in the field of adaptation to climate change impacts.

Baltadapt is a flagship project under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) and has been awarded the Baltic21 Lighthouse Project quality label by the CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development.


Achievements of the project so far:

Adaptation strategies are needed to cope with the inevitable consequences of climate change. Baltadapt formulated a proposal for a Baltic Sea Region-wide strategy for adaptation to climate change as well as an accompanying Action Plan with recommended actions and proposed guidelines.

The overall objective of the Baltadapt Strategy is a connected region with informed actors on all governance levels responding to climate change in a way that ensures prosperity, competitiveness, as well as clean water and rich and healthy wildlife. The strategy’s added value is received through cooperation and information sharing in the region, which will assist in the implementation of local, national, and EU strategies and action plans.

By involving a multitude of policy makers and stakeholders in the development of the Baltadapt Strategy and Action Plan, the project has already been able to provide guidance and input to the national adaptation strategies in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

This process can now serve as a role model to other European macro regions developing climate adaptation strategies. The close cooperation with DG CLIMA throughout the project lifetime has been of mutual benefit to Baltadapt and the EC who could use the Baltadapt Policy Fora to get a Baltic Sea Region voice while developing the European strategy on climate change adaptation.

As suggested in the Baltadapt Strategy, the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) as Horizontal Acton Leader of the EUSBSR HA “Sustainable Development” has initiated the establishment of a pan-Baltic working group on climate adaptation, which will base its cooperation on the policy recommendations made by Baltadapt.

The Baltadapt Strategy and Action Plan build on a sound knowledge base that the project has compiled focusing on the areas of:

• Regional Climate Information,

• Gap-Fit-Analysis,

• Sectoral Impact Assessments,

• Vulnerability Assessment,

• Stakeholder Dialogue,

This knowledge base has been compiled in our series of Baltadapt Climate Info Bulletins and Baltadapt Reports which are accessible at http://publications.baltadapt.eu

What is more, Baltadapt has also significantly contributed to an improved knowledge base by developing the concept and providing the contents for a new Baltic Sea Region sub-section of the European climate change adaptation web portal “Climate-ADAPT”. As a one-stop-shop information portal compiling all available information on climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region, it shall be the central hub for decision makers from the region. Providing this regional sub-section, Baltadapt supports European decision makers in adapting to climate change and helps users to easily access and share relevant information. The Baltic Sea Region sub-section is accessible via the address http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/transnational-regions/baltic-sea.



Project Duration: Jun 2010 - Sep 2013
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 2.858.930,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.123.820,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Danish Meteorological Institute
2100 Copenhagen | DENMARK
Lyngbyvej 100
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Erik Buch
Phone: +45-39157210
E-mail: ebu@dmi.dk
Web: www.dmi.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:372.860,00
ERDF co-financing:279.645,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University (NERI)
DK-4000 Roskilde | DENMARK
Frederiksborgvej 399
Region: Sjælland
Contact person: Karsten Dahl
Phone: +46301266
E-mail: kda@dmu.dk
Web: www.neri.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:275.000,00
ERDF co-financing:206.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
10178 Berlin | GERMANY
Alexanderstr. 3
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Jürgen Keinhorst
Phone: +49 30 18 305 2370
E-mail: Juergen.Keinhorst@bmu.bund.de
Web: www.bmu.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:427.370,00
ERDF co-financing:320.527,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
German Federal Environment Agency
6844 Dessau-Roßlau | GERMANY
Wörlitzer Platz 1
Region: Sachsen-Anhalt
Contact person: Inke Schauser
Phone: +49 340 2103 2463
E-mail: Inke.schauser@uba.de
Web: http://www.umweltbundesamt.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:297.595,00
ERDF co-financing:148.797,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende (IOW)
18119 Rostock-Warnemuende | GERMANY
Seestrasse 15
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Holger Janssen
Phone: +49 381 5197 469
E-mail: holger.janssen@io-warnemuende.de
Web: http://www.io-warnemuende.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:208.680,00
ERDF co-financing:156.510,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Latvia
LV-1586 Riga | LATVIA
19 Raina Blvd.
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Maris Klavins
Phone: +371 67334096
E-mail: maris.klavins@lu.lv
Web: www.lu.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:264.340,00
ERDF co-financing:224.689,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Batlic Environmental Forum (BEF) Lithuania
LT-01202 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Uzupio g. 9/2-17
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Zymantas Morkvenas
Phone: +3705 213 8155
E-mail: Zymantas.morkvenas@bef.lt
Web: www.bef.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:157.440,00
ERDF co-financing:133.824,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Finnish Environment Institute - SYKE
FI-00251 Helsinki | FINLAND
Mechelininkatu 34a
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Markku Viitasalo
Phone: +358-40-5034848
E-mail: markku.viitasalo@ymparisto.fi
Web: www.ymparisto.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:289.280,00
ERDF co-financing:216.960,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
S-601 76 Norrköping | SWEDEN
Folkborgsvägen 1
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Lotta Andersson
Phone: +46 11 495 81 44
E-mail: Lotta.andersson@smhi.se
Web: www.smhi.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:374.400,00
ERDF co-financing:280.800,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Tartu, Estonian Marine Institute
12618 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Mäealuse 14
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Andres Kratovitš
Phone: +3725268071
E-mail: Andres.kratovits@gmail.com
Web: www.sea.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:118.440,00
ERDF co-financing:100.674,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
The Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States
SE-103 11 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Strömsborg, P.O. Box 2010
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Mia Crawford
Phone: +46 8 440 1930
E-mail: mia.crawford@cbss.org
Web: www.baltic21.org and www.cbss.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:73.520,00
ERDF co-financing:55.140,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00