Baltadapt

Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Total budget:
€ 2,8 M
Project duration:
2010–2013
Topic:

Maritime policy and blue growth

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries are all threatened and concerned by climate change. It will influence precipitation amounts and patterns, lead to an increase in terrestrial and ocean temperatures and a rise in sea levels. 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 region but they are somehow fragmented and do not acknowledge the fact that the Baltic Sea is a specific eco-region.

Baltadapt developed a BSR-wide climate change adaptation strategy. This truly transnational strategy focuses on the sea itself and its coastline. While it is understood that such a strategy cannot be adopted by Baltadapt, the strategy has prepared the ground for a political endorsement. Complementing this main output, the project achieved the following results:
  • Improved knowledge base: A knowledge brokerage process between political decision makers and researchers leading to improved institutional capacity. A new Baltic Sea Region subsection in the European climate change adaptation portal Climate-ADAPT was established as a hub for decision makers from the Baltic Sea Region.
  • Action plan promoting the implementation of the Baltadapt strategy by proposing recommended actions and guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region.
The partner consortium under the leadership of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) brought together a mixture of federal policy institutions tasked with dealing with the topic of climate change and research institutions with the proper expertise in climate change science.

Baltadapt Action Plan. Recommended actions and proposed guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

64 Pages, PDF 3.4 MB (August 2013)
The Baltadapt Action Plan promotes the implementation of the Baltadapt Strategy and specifies priority activities for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region.

Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region

52 Pages, PDF 3.9 MB (August 2013)
The Baltadapt Strategy aims to prepare the ground for a politically endorsed Baltic Sea Region-wide strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region.