Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

Urban Climate Change Adaptation

How to stay resilient and mitigate vulnerability of our urban areas to the changing climate? How can we be better prepared to meet the challenges with adequate tools and skills to handle different emergency situations? What is direct and indirect impact of climate change on the urban areas? What are the possibilities and constraints to the adaptation?

Baltic Development Forum, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) in collaboration with the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation are pleased to kick off an initiative Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region. The project provides opportunities for capacity building, training and applying the skills to existing situations. The project will focus on establishing connections between climate change and sustainable development of urban areas.

A series of workshops will be carried out in the Baltic Sea Region (Copenhagen, Stockholm, Turku) to connect decision makers and local practitioners (cities and municipalities) engaged in climate change adaptation areas and to train them in a set of risk management approaches known as bottom-up strategies. Discussions will be based on knowledge sharing, capacity building and raising awareness of available methodologies. The content of the workshops will be tailored to the local context.

Funding

The initiative is co-financed by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).

Activities

The project will:

  • Organise three workshops in different locations in the Baltic Sea region, providing training on the implementation of bottom-up approaches to climate change adaptation.
  • Connect stakeholders across the Baltic Sea regions for knowledge-sharing on water management decision making.
  • Link up to the macro-regional and wider international agenda on climate change adaptation.
  • Engage in active communication and disseminate outcomes to a wider audience through eg. live streaming of workshops, and the utilization of the partner organisations’ communications channels.
  • Explore the potential for expanding and growing the initiative beyond the project period.

The initiative Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region is a one-year project providing opportunities for capacity building, training and applying the skills to existing situations in the adaptation to climate change in the cities of the region. The project will focus on establishing connections between climate change and sustainable development of urban areas.

Started: 
2017 to 2018
Active project

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Budget

64 056€

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