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Apr 28 Mon
Annual meeting of the Directors General of Civil Protection Network, Helsinki
Apr 28 – Tuesday all-day
Apr 29 Tue
2nd Round Table on Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region @ Ministry of the Environment, Republic of Poland
Apr 29 all-day

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSBSR called for a climate change adaptation strategy and action plan for the Baltic Sea Region. The transnational multi-stakeholder project Baltadapt, a CBSS-Baltic 21 Lighthouse project and flagship within the EUSBSR, developed a proposal for such a strategy and action plan.

The final proposal document was presented to BSR member states on 3rd September 2013 in Riga, Latvia. The CBSS Finnish presidency has made the continued work on the proposed strategy to climate change adaptation one of their priorities for the year 2013 – 2014. The current proposal for a macro-regional strategy for adaptation to climate change calls for the establishment of a BSR working group, forming a discussion and knowledge exchange platform for member states and other relevant pan Baltic stakeholders and enhancing cooperation the cooperation of different actors in the whole region.

The round table will discuss on the establishment of a BSR working group on climate change adaptation and next steps following-up on the proposed BSR climate change adaptation strategy and action plan. Some of the items that will be discussed are;

  • Proposals on the potential set-ups of a cooperation formats on climate change adaptation (‘ad hoc’ working group, dialogue platform, network etc.) based on draft Terms of Reference that will be prepared by the CBSS-Baltic 21 Secretariat as background material prior to the meeting;
  • Further topics of transnational interest in the field of climate change based on the BSR climate change adaptation strategy and action plan;
  • How to focus climate work, capacity building and knowledge exchange to  BSR municipalities as well as to better facilitate adaptation work on local and sub-regional level through national actions;
  • How to potentially involve pan-Baltic organizations like UBC, VASAB, HELCOM and BSSSC and others, strategically working on climate change in the Baltic Sea Region;

Following the round table, the CBSS Baltic21 Secretariat will report to the 10th meeting of the CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development in June 2014.

For more information, please view relevant documents;

Agenda Climate Change Adaptation Round Table April 2014

Invitation Second Round Table on Climate Change Adaptation

May 2 Fri
Balticlab Project Development Programme, Module Three, in Warsaw
May 2 – Monday all-day
May 13 Tue
Expert meeting for the project Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice on International and European standards, procedures and safeguards for children @ Riga
May 13 – Wednesday all-day

Expert meeting for the project Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice on International and European standards, procedures and safeguards for children

 

Contact:

Turid Heiberg

turid.heiberg@cbss.org

 

Pan-Baltic Climate Change Round Table @ CBSS Secretariat
May 13 all-day

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSBSR called for the development of a transnational climate change adaptation strategy and action for Europe’s first macro-region. The EUSBSR flagship project developed these documents  and in September 2013 the Baltadapt project handed over the final strategy and action plan document to BSR member states and the EUSBSR HAL Sustainable Development, CBSS-Baltic 21 for further action.

The Finnish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States made the continued work on the proposal for a strategy to climate change adaptation for the Baltic Sea Region one of the priorities for the year 2013 – 2014.

The countries in the Baltic Sea Region are all concerned by vulnerability to climate change with potential impacts on human security, the environment and competitiveness. In the Chairman’s Conclusions of the 7th Baltic Sea States Summit Riga, 2008 the Heads of Governments ‘encouraged the Council of the Baltic Sea States and its strategic partners to pay special attention to climate change in the region’ […].

As horizontal issue, climate change (adaptation and mitigation) is also dealt with in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region framework, under HA Sustainable Development. CBSS-Baltic 21 as leader of this action has taken a central role to ensure coherent joint policy development and capacity building in this field across the whole Baltic Sea Region, including Russia.

Awareness and preparedness to climate change differ across the Baltic Sea region. Therefore cooperation between member states, sub-regions and relevant pan-Baltic players, including on knowledge sharing and transfer as well as on capacity building and policy mainstreaming, must be promoted. At the same time climate change requires mainstreaming across sectors and policies as well as coherent cooperation across all levels of governance. Pan-Baltic organizations have to play a critical role in this respect.

For more information, please view the following;

Agenda Climate Change Pan-baltic Round Table

INVITATION Pan-baltic Round Table CCA