The Climate is changing – Experience how this affects the society
Climate change research provides large amounts of data which are converted into knowledge about the future climate. It is a challenge to make this knowledge easily understandable for decision makers at different levels of society. Visualisation technology makes it easier to see and understand the complexity of climate change issues. With the help of visualisation the visitor takes control over the dialogue on how climate change affects the society.
During the Conference “Adaptation to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region” taking place in Riga, Latvia 3–4 September 2013, you will have the unique opportunity to experience the following interactive visualisations in the Geodome, an inflatable dome theatre with the possibility to project visualisations on the ceiling:
A draft agenda of the Conference "Adaptation to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region" has now been released here. The conference will be held in Riga, Latvia, 3–4 September 2013, hosted by the University of Latvia.
It is a further step towards the political endorsement and the implementation of the Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and its accompanying Action Plan. It will bring together policy makers across all levels, scientists and other stakeholders dealing with climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.
Have your say in one of our parallel sessions, showcase your best practice exampüles, project results and producsts in our Exhibition Area and experience one of the interactive Geodome visualisations!
Third Forum on Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region takes place 29 – 30 May 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia
The Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS in close cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of the Environment announce the 3rd Policy Forum on Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region “Time to Baltadapt”, taking place 29-30 May 2013 at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia in Tallin, Estonia. Within the framework of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSBSR, adopted in 2009, all countries within the region agreed on the necessity to develop a climate change adaptation strategy for this European macro-region, also including an action plan proposing concrete adaptation measure.
An international partnership of eleven main actors on climate change adaptation from a majority of Baltic Sea Region countries, called Baltadapt, is currently well on its way to develop this adaptation strategy and action plan. The Forum on Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region is the working platform for the drafting process of these documents.
The European Commission adopted a package to advance action on adaptation to climate change: firstly, the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change sets out a framework and mechanisms for taking the EU's preparedness for current and future climate impacts to a new level; in a related measure, the Commission adopted a Green Paper on insurance in the context of natural and man-made disasters. This public consultation launches a wide debate on the adequacy and availability of existing insurance options.
The EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change foucses on the folling three objectives:
- Promoting action by Member States: The Commission will encourage all Member States to adopt comprehensive adaptation strategies (currently 15 have strategies) and will provide funding to help them build up their adaptation capacities and take action. It will also support adaptation in cities by launching a voluntary commitment based on the Covenant of Mayors initiative.
- 'Climate-proofing' action at EU level by further promoting adaptation in key vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and cohesion policy, ensuring that Europe's infrastructure is made more resilient, and promoting the use of insurance against natural and man-made disasters.
- Better informed decision-makingby addressing gaps in knowledge about adaptation and further developing the European climate adaptation platform (Climate-ADAPT) as the 'one-stop shop' for adaptation information in Europe.
The Strategy will officially be launched on a stakeholder conference in Brussels, Belgium on 29 April 2013.
Complete our impact survey and give your input to Baltadapt!
In order for Baltadapt to get your perceptions of the severity the impacts of climate change will have on your specific country, we very much welcome you to complete the Baltadapt impact survey. The aim of this questionnaire is to aid the authors of the Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in conceptualizing the prioritization of climate impacts.