2nd Policy Forum on climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

10 –11 December 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

The conference will be the second out of three high-level Policy Fora on climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region. The Forum continues the working process that was started at the 1st Policy Forum during “Baltic Sea Days” in Berlin, Germany in April 2012. It will focus on the further development of the first draft of the macro-regional climate change adaptation strategy for the BSR. Special emphasis will be given to interactive working sessions on the expected sectoral impact of climate change on agriculture, biodiversity, spatial planning and civil security in the BSR.

Participants of the 2nd Policy Forum will be high level policy makers and representatives from relevant national ministries, the European Commission, international and regional organizations and academic institutions in the field of climate change and adaptation from across the Baltic Sea Region.

The EUSBSR strategy, EUSBSR, http://www.balticsea-region-strategy.eu/ calls for the development of a “regional climate change adaptation strategy at the level of the Baltic Sea Region” which would provide a useful framework for strengthening co-operation and sharing information across the region on this issue. The project BaltAdapt (www.baltadapt.eu) funded by the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013, was developed as a response to this priority in the EUSBSR. Today, BaltAdapt partners and networks are on their way to develop a proposal for a Baltic Sea Region-wide climate change adaptation strategy, focussing on the sea itself and its coastline.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Registration and latest agenda: www.cbss.org/Environment/events

Seminar fee: free of charge

Conference language: English

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