- 25.01.2013 BALTADAPT - Complete the Baltadapt impact survey and give your input to the Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
- 21.01.2013 BALTADAPT - Climate Info bulletin on Sea Ice in the Baltic Sea released
- 15.01.2013 BALTADAPT - Baltadapt News January 2013
- 17.12.2012 BALTADAPT - New Baltadapt reports on climate change in the Baltic Sea Region
- 08.03.2012 BALTADAPT to implement first Policy Forum on macro-regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
- 06.12.2011 BALTADAPT - Baltadapt News December 2011
- 30.11.2011 BALTADAPT - Strategy workshop "Towards a macro-regional climate change adaptation strategy for the Baltic Sea Region"
- 10.10.2011 BALTADAPT - Baltadapt Climate Info
- 22.09.2011 BALTADAPT - Workshops on climate knowledge for regional coastal stakeholders
- 05.05.2011 BALTADAPT - website and flyer now available
- Sep 2013
- Sep 2013
- Sep 2013 Baltic Sea Region sub-section in Climate-ADAPT
- Aug 2013
- 03.09.2013 Adaptation to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region
- 29.05.2013 BALTADAPT - Third Baltadapt Policy Forum on Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region
- 10.12.2012 BALTADAPT - Second Baltadapt Policy Forum on Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region
- 30.05.2012 Baltadapt stakeholder workshop "Adapting agricultural practices and production to climate change"
- 02.05.2012 Baltadapt stakeholder workshop "Adapting the tourism sector to climate change"
- 24.04.2012 1st Policy Forum for the development of a macro-regional climate change adaptation strategy
- 17.01.2012 BALTADAPT strategy workshop "Towards a macro-regional climate change adaptation strategy for the Baltic Sea Region"
- 16.01.2012 3rd BALTADAPT partner meeting
- 28.10.2011 BALTADAPT workshop: Climate knowledge for regional stakeholders in the eastern Baltic Sea Region
- 27.10.2011 BALTADAPT workshop: Climate knowledge for regional stakeholders in the eastern Baltic Sea Region
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
Lead Partner:Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
2100 København Ø
Henrik Steen Andersen
Phone: +45 39 157 210
Fax: +45 - 39157300
Project Manager:Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
Ole Krarup Leth
Phone: +45 - 3915 7223
Fax: +45 - 39157300
Information Manager:s.Pro - sustainable projects GmbH
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,
• 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|
|Norwegian national contribution:||0,00|
List of partners
|Danish Meteorological Institute|
|2100 Copenhagen | DENMARK
|Contact person: Erik Buch
|National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University (NERI)|
|DK-4000 Roskilde | DENMARK
|Contact person: Karsten Dahl
|Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety|
|10178 Berlin | GERMANY
|Contact person: Jürgen Keinhorst
Phone: +49 30 18 305 2370
|German Federal Environment Agency|
|6844 Dessau-Roßlau | GERMANY
Wörlitzer Platz 1
|Contact person: Inke Schauser
Phone: +49 340 2103 2463
|Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende (IOW)|
|18119 Rostock-Warnemuende | GERMANY
|Contact person: Holger Janssen
Phone: +49 381 5197 469
|University of Latvia|
|LV-1586 Riga | LATVIA
19 Raina Blvd.
|Contact person: Maris Klavins
Phone: +371 67334096
|Batlic Environmental Forum (BEF) Lithuania|
|LT-01202 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Uzupio g. 9/2-17
|Contact person: Zymantas Morkvenas
Phone: +3705 213 8155
|Finnish Environment Institute - SYKE|
|FI-00251 Helsinki | FINLAND
|Contact person: Markku Viitasalo
|Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute|
|S-601 76 Norrköping | SWEDEN
Region: Östra Mellansverige
|Contact person: Lotta Andersson
Phone: +46 11 495 81 44
|University of Tartu, Estonian Marine Institute|
|12618 Tallinn | ESTONIA
|Contact person: Andres Kratovitš
|The Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States|
|SE-103 11 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Strömsborg, P.O. Box 2010
|Contact person: Mia Crawford
Phone: +46 8 440 1930
Web: www.baltic21.org and www.cbss.org