RADOST Handbook: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Baltic Sea Region
This new handbook was developed as part of the project RADOST (Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast). It provides a concise overview of adaptation policies being planned and implemented at the national, regional, and European level, including the status of National Adaptation Strategies for all Baltic Sea EU Member States. The handbook is available for download.
In recent years, concerns over anticipated climate change impacts in the Baltic Sea region have led to the development and implementation of an array of adaptation strategies across multiple levels. A new handbook, developed under the project RADOST (Regional Adaptation Strategies in the German Baltic Sea Coast), aims to provide a concise overview of the current state of climate change adaptation strategies in the Baltic Sea region.
The handbook provides information on the potential impacts of climate change upon the Baltic Sea region, and overviews policies being planned and implemented at the national, regional and European level, including the status of National Adaptation Strategies for all eight Baltic Sea EU Member States. Elements of particular importance to for the local level are highlighted wherever possible, as this is often the site of decision making where adaptation measures are actually implemented.
Additionally, the handbook is supplemented by key definitions for common climate change adaptation terms, and a selection of relevant projects dealing with climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea, with overviews and web addresses.
The report [pdf, 4.8 MB, English] is available for download.
- Ecologic Institute Project: Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast (RADOST)
- Ecologic Institute Event: 2nd RADOST annual conference
- Ecologic Institute Publication: 1. RADOST Jahresbericht
- Ecologic Institute Publication: 2. RADOST Jahresbericht
- Ecologic Institute Publication: Emerging Climate Change Coastal Adaptation Strategies and Case Studies around the World
- RADOST project website
- KLIMZUG – Managing climate change in the regions for the future
Keywords: Climate change, adaptation, mitigation, adaptation strategies, Baltic Sea Coast
Citation: Andrew Reid, Franziska Stuke 2012: RADOST Handbook: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Baltic Sea Region. [RADOST Journal Series 10]. Berlin: Ecologic Institute gemeinnützige GmbH.
Authors: Andrew Reid, Franziska Stuke
Published in: RADOST Journal Series
Issue: No. 10
Reference type: Project report
Table of contents:
Climate Change, Adaptation and the Baltic Sea
Coastal Regions and Climate Change
European Union Adaptation Policy
Baltic Sea Regional Strategies
Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
National Adaptation Policy Frameworks
The Way Forward: Getting Involved in Climate Change Adaptation