The Baltic Sea and its coastline face challenges due to climate change…
Climate change will influence precipitation amounts and patterns, and lead to an increase in terrestrial and sea temperatures and a rise in sea level. The resulting changes will jeopardize the integrity of the ecosystem and increase risks caused by natural disasters.
… it is time to adapt now!
Adaptation strategies are needed to cope with the inevitable consequences of climate change. This is also highlighted in the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy. Baltadapt is developing a transnational climate change adaptation strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, which focuses on the sea and the coastline. Baltadapt can’t stop climate change but it will help to adapt to its impacts. The project facilitates a knowledge-brokerage process on climate change adaptation between research and policy, thus contributing to improved institutional capacity. This will help decision makers in the Baltic Sea Region to tackle the consequences of climate change. The project was approved under the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007–2013 and has a total budget of € 2.86 m. Its partner consortium is led by the Danish Meteorological Institute. Baltadapt is a flagship project under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and has been awarded the Baltic 21 Lighthouse Project quality label.