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BaltCICA : Climate Change: Impacts, Costs and Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

Description:

The BaltCICA Project is designed to focus on the most imminent problems that climate change is likely to cause in the Baltic Sea Region. The concentration of large parts of the population and many larger cities in coastal areas make the region especially sensitive to climate change. Changes in precipitation and flood patterns as well as rising sea level can affect not only the built environment but also water availability and quality.
Adaptation to climate change cannot be solved solely locally and in isolated attempts, but calls for cooperation and integrated approaches in the Baltic Sea Region. The BaltCICA project with local and regional partners prepares regions and municipalities to cope with a changing climate.
The BaltCICA project uses climate change scenarios to discuss and develop adaptation measures with relevant planning authorities and stakeholders. The scenario are based on the results of the COSMO-CLM model. The project assesses costs and benefits of adaptation in case studies and on a pan-Baltic level. Case studies results support multi-level and transnational approaches in the Baltic Sea Region

Project information

Lead
Geological Survey of Finland (FI)Mr. Johannes Klein
Partners

The BALCICA partnership embraces 23 partners; specific contacts are available at the project web-site

Source of funding
Interreg IV B Baltic Sea Region

Reference information

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Keywords

Baltic Sea, COSMO-CLIM model, Impact assessment, adaptation measures, climate change scenarios, cost-benefit analysis

Duration

2009/2/1-2012/1/1

Climate impacts

Sea Level Rise, Droughts

Elements

Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Coastal areas, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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