Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

You searched for "Climate change and biodiversity". 19 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Report: Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment - Target Areas’ Experiences
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The report presents the experiences of a pilot assessment on climate change impacts and vulnerability. Policy makers and planners can see how a set of exercises was implemented in 7 BSR pilot regions to assess the vulnerability focusing on the sectors of agriculture, energy, housing or transport. The report includes overviews of both exercises and vulnerability assessments, as well as a synthesis summary and detailed descriptions of each pilot implementation.
Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Toolkit
Date:
Nov 2011
Description:
The BalticClimate Toolkit supports the development of municipalities, regions and companies, and assists to increase their competitiveness in times of climate change. Policy makers, spatial planners and business people get enabled to deal with mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in a cooperative, integrated and sustainable way. The Toolkit compiles research results, newly developed methodology, exercises, good examples and video clips. The content is provided via a user-friendly website as stepwise approach and in 11 BSR languages plus English.
Project:
Title:
Implementation of the Ballast Water Management convention
Date:
Jan 2012
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The Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has carried out a risk assessment of ballast water and sediment and prepared what should be done in order to be well prepared to ratify the Ballast Water Convention. The report is named "Recommendations for the implementation BWM in Baltic ports". Supporting documents are found here: http://www.balticmaster.org/general.aspx?page_id=562
Title:
Baltic Green Belt institutionalised as 4th part of the European Green Belt initiative (EuGB)
Date:
Feb 2012
Description:
Through the Baltic Green Belt project, the Baltic Green Belt as a region and network has been formally anchored within the European Green Belt initiative. Since 2012, BUND Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, serves as the regional coordinator and contact point for stakeholders from the BSR. The Baltic Green Belt aims at nature conservation and sustainable development of the coastal areas along the former Iron Curtain. GOs and NGOs as well as scientists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Russia are invited to participate in projects, receive publications or locate valuable contacts. Responsible for contact point activities at the BUND Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Corinna Cwielag BUND Landesgeschäftsstelle Corinna Cwielag Wismarsche Str. 152 19053 Schwerin Phone: +4938552133912 coordinator@balticgreenbelt.de
Project:
Title:
ltSeaPlan Vision 2030 - Towards the sustainable planning of Baltic Sea space
Date:
Apr 2013
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Description:
The vision was developed by all BaltSeaPlan PPs jointly. It shows how Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) can ideally be translated into practice by 2030 and outlines the necessary steps and principles such as pan-Baltic thinking and spatial connectivity, which should be followed by BSR States in order to reach this vision. It identifies as well key transnational topics for a sustainable development of the Baltic Sea, which require crossborder co-operation: healthy marine environment, coherent pan-Baltic energy policy, safe maritime transport and sustainable fisheries.
Project:
Title:
Recommendations for a data exchange network and infrastructure for Maritime Spatial Planning in the BSR
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The aim of the recommendations is to establish a pan-Baltic MSP data infrastructure with a transnatl. network for the exchange of MSP Data. Among others the BaltSeaPlan partnership recommends to commonly agree on a process, minimum requirements & performance criteria based on the BaltSeaPlan findings. Also a structure is recommended with the MSP data group working in conjunction with planners.
Project:
Title:
Modelling for Maritime Spatial Planning – Tools, concepts, applications”
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The report describes the potential role of models and modelled data within the processes of MSP /SEA. Furthermore, it provides several case studies of model applications in MSP. The report concludes with an overview of existing modelling concepts and tools from previous and ongoing projects and initiatives around the Baltic Sea, which could be of use for Maritime Spatial Planning.
Project:
Title:
Report: Developing a Pilot Maritime Spatial Plan for the Middle Bank
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The Middle Bank-largest Baltic Sea shallow water area-is situated far from the coast at the SE/PL EEZ border, has therefore only a very limited no.of active stakeholders. The report demonstrates, how a MSP can be prepared for an area, with few active stakeholders & info. available, while at the same time dealing with 2 countries. Being of strategic nature, with the purpose of preventing future conflicts rather than mitigating current ones-the resulting MSP is quite different from former ones & might potentially lay the basis for similar type of MSPs.
Project:
Title:
The Common Agricultural Policy post-2013: a Pathway to Regional Cohesion?
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The report evaluates the potential for reforms in the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to support more effective agri-environmental measures, the provision of ecosystem services and policy coordination across the Baltic Sea Region. Building on lessons learned and the identified challenges in implementing agri-environment policies, the report aims to show some of the opportunities and risks that country-level actors may face in the current and future CAP reforms.
Project:
Title:
Assessments of climate change impacts
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
Potential impacts of climate change were assessed or mapped i.a. in Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Tampere, Hanko, Klaipeda, Klaipeda District, Hamburg, Bergen, West Estonian coastal area, Riga, Kalundborg and the German coast. The impact assessments serve as background information for adaptation measurements or scenario workshops. Documents can be found at: http://www.baltcica.org/results/documents.html#Reports (headline “Climate Change Impacts (Background Studies) and http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/estonia.html
Title:
Manual for strategy, policy and action plan on "How to introduce biogas buses" in public transport
Date:
Mar 2013
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Description:
The objective of the project is to stimulate cities within the Baltic Sea Region to use biogas as fuel for city buses — with the aim to reduce environmental impact from public transport. Extended use of biogas will lower emissions, improve inner city air quality, limit the impact from traffic on climate change and strengthen the role of public transport. The Baltic Biogas Bus project presents strategies and policies on how to introduce biogas in public transport. The project has generated analyses regarding biogas production, distribution and bus operations.
Title:
Internet portal to integrate issues of food production: beras.eu
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
A dynamic website with full desciption of BERAS main concepts: Ecological Recycling Agriculture, Diet for a Clean Baltic/Diet for a Green Planet and Sustainable Food Societies. The website gives the scientific background of the project and numreous practical examples and guidelines from all countries in the Baltic Sea region.
Title:
Policy interventions for Ecological Recycling Agriculture
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
Policy Interventions for Ecological Recycling Agriculture explores the policy options available to governments that wish to promote a conversion to Ecological Recycling Agriculture. It concludes that national flexibility is considerable both in terms of legislation, taxation and financial support schemes. For EU member states, there exist a number of little-used possibilities to utilize funding from the Common Agricultural Policy to reward farmers for recycling practices.
Title:
BERAS book: Farming for the Future - with a focus on the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
This book describes how Ecological Recycling Agriculture farming can reduce the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and help to reduce climate change. It presents descriptions of the ecosystems that support the health of the biosphere - terrestrial and marine, the climate, and global food production. A historical overview of agricultural practices which can deplete the resources that support our existence is given. It explains how we can restore fertility to the soil, bring depleted land back to bloom and produce food that can nourish the world.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
The Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region (see http://strategy.baltadapt.eu) is a proposal preparing the ground for later political endorsement throughout the BSR. Its overriding aim is a connected region with informed actors on all levels responding to climate change in a way that ensures prosperity, competiveness, as well as clean water, and rich and healthy wildlife. It aims to be instrumental in mobilizing joint action in areas of work that require or significantly benefit from macro-regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Action Plan - Recommended actions and guidelines for climate change adaptation in the BSR
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
The overriding goal of the Baltadapt Action Plan (see http://actionplan.baltadapt.eu) is to promote the implementation of the Baltic Sea Region Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change and to specify priority activities for the macro-region in the field of adaptation to climate change impacts. By recommending actions and proposing guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region, the action plan aims at strengthening the capacity for adaptation action at all relevant levels and at enhancing the adaptive capacity of the BSR.
Project:
Title:
Baltic Sea Region sub-section in Climate-ADAPT
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The Baltic Sea Region sub-section in the European Adaptation Platform "Climate-ADAPT" is accessible at http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/transnational-regions/baltic-sea/. It derives from the concept for a web-based information portal about climate change adaptation in the BSR developed within Baltadapt (see Baltadapt Report #12). Climate-ADAPT will be strengthend as an up-to-date portal and especially its section on transnational regions will be enriched with sound science information and implementation options.
Project:
Title:
Sectoral Impact Assessments for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Aug 2013
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Description:
The sectoral impact assessments carried out in Baltadapt focus on climate change impacts on fish stocks and fisheries, coastal infrastructure, coastal tourism as well as marine biodiversity. Combined into one publication of the EUCC Coastline Report Series, they are available at http://www.eucc-d.de/coastline-reports-21-2013.html
Project:
Title:
Fully operational demonstration farms and demonstration farm network in partner countries
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The demonstration farm network is established and operational in all 7 project countries (FI, EE, LV, LT, PL, DK, SE) uniting 117 farms. The description of all network farms is available here: http://www.balticdeal.eu/farms/ Description of measures and investments made on demo farms is available here: http://www.balticdeal.eu/documents/reportenvironmental-measures-and-investments-on-baltic-deal-demonstration-farms/