Final conference of the CliMaLoc project in Riga

Join the final conference of the CliMaLoc project on best practices in the Baltic Sea Region to localise climate on 5-6 October 2022 in Riga.

Scientific forecasts reveal heavy impacts of climate change on the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), which will have strong repercussions on ecosystems, economies, tourism, health and many key sectors. These risks urge for coordinated mitigation and adaptation actions at all governance levels. However, there still exist several gaps between global and national climate policies and concrete instruments for implementation at the local level, and BSR countries are at different stages of climate mainstreaming.  

CliMaLoc project aims to support knowledge and good practice exchange among local and regional actors in the Baltic Sea Region to localise climate. The project identifies gaps and challenges for mainstreaming climate at the local level in the BSR countries and prepares a good practices handbook “Localising climate in the BSR”, which is being launched in October 2022. 

The project is in line with the Council of the Baltic States’ objectives of promoting a sustainable region, in line with the Baltic 2030 Action Plan and the Vilnius II Declaration, particularly on the questions of climate neutrality and climate resilience. 

The project partnership includes the local associations of municipalities from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the Union of Baltic Cities (UBS) Sustainable Development Commission, as well as the Baltic Sea States Sub-Regional Cooperation (BSSSC) in the role of associated partner.

The final event will take place in Riga on 5-6 October 2022, with a planned study visit to show existing best practices.