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33rd policy forum logo-01rd Policy Forum on Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

29 – 30 May 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia
Radisson Blu Hotel Olympia

The event brought together stakeholders from different levels of governance and sectors working on climate change and adaptation from all countries in the Baltic Sea Region.

 

It was jointly organised by the EUSBSR Horizontal Action Leader “Sustainable Development”, CBSS-Baltic 21, the Estonian Ministry of the Environment within the framework of the EU funded, EUSBSR flagship project, Baltadapt, www.baltadapt.eu

Participants of the Forum were invited to give input to:

· The draft proposal for the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and it accompanying Action Plan.

· Concrete actions on how to ensure the implementation of the BSR Climate Change Adaptation Strategy by linking the EU-, and national/ sub-regional adaptation strategies and real actions.

The meeting was opened by The Estonian Ministry for Environment, Deputy Secretary General, Mr Meelis Münt.

Please see the press release for further information.

The meeting  suggested  a follow-up process on how to further develop and negotiate the proposal on a climate change adaptation strategy for the BSR until it is ready for adoption by member states.

Please see the press release for further information.

At the 3rd Policy Forum interactive thematic sessions  thematical focused on:
Financing Adaptation
Civil protection and climate change adaptation – a dialogue in practice; please click here for more information
Climate Smart Agriculture
Spatial Planning and Landbased Infrastructure

Additional presentations focussed on:
An EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change
Presentation of 2nd draft on BSR CCA-Strategy and Action Plan
Decreasing greenhouse gases – co-operation potentials for regional development
Introduction to Climate-ADAPT_setting the scene with EEA Climate Change Adaptation activities
The Baltic Sea Region sub-section in Climate_ADAPT
Financing Adaptation – JASPERS
Financing Adaptation_Central Baltic 2014-2020 general information
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Civil Protection

During the forum the latest draft version of the

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Action Plan on climate change adaptation for the Baltic Sea Region and the respective background documentations Annexes_A_B_D as well as Annex C and Toolbox_Annex E

were discussed – please review the above listed documents for further reference.

Practical background information

Please find the Agenda, the Invitation 3rd Policy Forum on Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region and the Practical information for participants

Participants were invited to the evening reception after the first meeting day, 29th May 2013 at restaurant No. 9 in Tallinn.

Also available are Policy Forum Concept and Notes from workshops at the 2nd Policy Forum

Contact: Ms Maxi Nachtigall
Adviser Sustainable Development
Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS Baltic 21 Unit,
maxi.nachtigall@cbss.org, +46 8 440 1937

Additional background material and links:

EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change
European Climate Adaptation Platform
EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and revised Action Plan
EU funded, EUSBSR flagship project, Baltadapt
Notes on…Climate Change, CBSS-Baltic 21 short film

Find the pictures from the 3rd Policy Forum on Climate Change Adaptation on Flickr and in the right hand menu.