Climate Change Dialogue 2020: Integrated coastal protection

CBSS Baltic Sea Region Climate Policy Dialogue Platform 10th roundtable meeting on 10 December took a closer look at CASCADE project outputs related to new and emerging climate risks with particular focus on integrated coastal protection.

Due to sea level rise, absence of ice and more frequent and stronger winter storms,  increases in the rate of coastal erosion have been noticed in all Baltic Sea Region countries. All European countries have mapped flooding risks including coastal floods and are taking measures for early warning and protection against floods, but coastal erosion risk areas are mapped by few. Participants exchanged experiences how coastal erosion issues are currently addressed in various Baltic Sea Region countries and the meeting emphasized the need for more cooperation among the relevant authorities to lean from best practices in our Region to increase resilience of coastal regions against long term risks related to sea-level rise and apply integrated and nature-based solutions against coastal erosion.