Monday, 18 July 2011

New book on “Global change and Baltic Coastal Zones”

Recently, a new book was published which has a high relevance to climate change in the Baltic Sea region. The book “Global change and Baltic Coastal Zones” (Eds: Gerald Schernewski, Jacobus Hofstede and Thomas Neumann) is based on a summer school which was held in Warnemünde, Germany in 2010. The book has relevance to BACC, and some authors are also BACC authors. Link to Springer website here.

A conference on “Adapting to Climate Change - Case Studies from the Baltic Sea Region” in Hamburg, Germany, 31 May 2011

The city of Hamburg was the host of a conference on climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea region, jointly organized by BALTEX and BSSSC, the Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (a political network for decentralised authorities (subregions) in the Baltic Sea Region). There are currently similar conferences and meetings, but this one was special in that it brought together local and regional practitioners and scientists from the entire Baltic Sea region. Planning staff from Copenhagen, Gothenburg, and Stockholm, as well as various representatives from research projects and regional administrations shared experiences and views on regional adaptation strategies. A “Hamburg Declaration” was issued in connection with the conference, which could form the basis for sustainable adaptation strategies. The declaration and the presentations can be be downloaded here.