Urban Climate Adaption Approaches Advance in Baltic Sea Region

While Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and other decisions are made at national levels, real decision making often takes place at the local level where issues of implementation are addressed. How can cities remain resilient in the face of climate change and other uncertainties? What are the best ways to assess and deal with risks? Water managers and decision makers at regional and local levels need increased capacity to be able to plan for sustainable development and resiliency in urban environments.

The tools for urban climate adaption have gained attention for their flexibility and thereby adaptability. A new set of complementary bottom-up approaches to climate adaptation have been developed that align climate change adaptation designs with traditional engineering planning in a stakeholder-centred process.

The first (of three) “Tools for Urban Climate Adaptation Training Day” will take place in Stockholm on 28 November. This workshop aims to train decision makers and stakeholders in the Baltic Sea region in an emerging set of risk management approaches for climate adaptation, known as bottom-up methodologies. The workshop builds upon the participants’ local and regional challenges and preconditions and will inspire new ways of working towards climate adaptation.

The second training day will take place in Turku (29 November) and the third in Copenhagen (30 November) and will highlight local challenges.

Urban planner or practitioner? Participate in the workshop by signing up here, or follow the livestream from the Facebook event!

About the initiative

Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region is an initiative by SIWI Swedish Water House, together with Baltic Development Forum (BDF), the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) and in collaboration with the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA). The project is a new one-year project co-financed by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).

Susanna Starck

Email: susanna.starck@siwi.org

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