Climate Change Dialogue: Integrated coastal protection

The main theme of the roundtable is new climate risks in Baltic Sea Region with particular focus on integrated coastal protection. Registration to the online meeting is open until 07 December.

Draft Agenda

09:45 –10:00 Participants sign in to online meeting.
10:00 – 10:05Start of the meeting
Welcome by the Chair of the meeting.
10:05 – 10:10Introduction of the agenda and purpose of the meeting (CBSS Secretariat)
10:10 – 10:30 CASCADE Overview of climate risk drivers, hazards and consequences in BSR (SEI Tallinn)
One task of the HA Climate initiated CASCADE – Community Safety Action for Supporting Climate Adaptation and Development – project, was to update climate risks in BSR identified during preparation of the BALTADAPT Strategy and Action Plan in 2013. Based on newest climate research data some negative impacts of emerging climate change were identified which are not yet in political agenda in BSR but need urgent response. Presentation is providing overview of those new risks.
10:30 – 11:00 Mapping Coastal erosion risks in Sweden (SWEDGEO)
In order to address properly climate risks, one should know exposure and vulnerability of coastline. When all countries in BSR have prepared flood-maps, only few countries have mapped also risks of coastal erosion, Swedish example is presented.
11:00 –11:20 Danish municipalities cooperating on coastal protection (Danish Coastal Authority)
As negative impacts of climate occur at local level, the role of Local Governments is crucial in increasing resilience. Example of municipal actions and cooperation from Denmark will be presented.
11.20 – 11.40 Lithuanian experience, Ministry of Environment (TBD)
11:40 –12:00EU coastal protection policies (EU Commission DG CLIMA)
EU policies aiming coastal protection are somewhat fragmented and divided between DG Envir, DG Mare and DG Climate. Does new EU Climate Adaptation Strategy have more integrated approach responding to climate risks related to sea level rise and increased storm-surges, will be presented.
12:00 –12:30 Discussion on initiatives to address coastal erosion in BSR (All participants)
Participants are encouraged to share their experience on national and local initiatives to assess and respond to coastal erosion in their respective countries and propose joint actions in BSR to increase resilience to sea-level rise.
12:30 End of the meeting