- Policies and plans
Baltadapt strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region: a proposal preparing the ground for political endorsement throughout the Baltic Sea Region
The aim of the Baltadapt project was to formulate an outline of a Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region, as well as an accompanying Action Plan with recommended actions and proposed guidelines for climate change adaptation. These two documents are aiming to prepare the ground for a political endorsement of a Baltic Sea Region Strategy and Action Plan on Adaptation to Climate Change.
Recognising that national and local adaptation strategies are the key instruments in most issues, a Baltic Sea Region climate change adaptation strategy should aim to be instrumental in mobilizing joint action in areas of work that require or significantly benefit from macro-regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Consequently, the overriding aim of the Baltadapt strategy is a connected region with informed actors on all levels responding to climate change in a way that ensures prosperity, competiveness, as well as clean water, and rich and healthy wildlife. This calls for adaptation integrated with risk handling, and actions that promote resilience of environmental and societal systems.