#S36 Climate change adaptation for sustainable urban development (ClimUrban)

PA Secure – Protection from emergencies and accidents on land

In the last years climate change adaptation has become an increasingly important topic on the agenda of national and European climate policy. While the most of decisions are made at the national level there is still a lack of adaptation strategies and policies for the local and regional actions. The planned project will act as a catalyst to speed up local adaptation process around the Baltic Sea in order to better prepare regions for potential climate change impacts.

The goal of the main project is to support cities in the BSR region to develop appropriate climate change adaptation strategies – and potentially see towards their implementation. The main focus of adaptation shall lie on taking current and future flood hazards stronger into account in planning processes. Major issues of concern are, e.g., floods caused by storm waters, groundwater flooding, as well as riverine and marine flooding. By addressing groundwater floods the project also addresses groundwater quality and availability, which is a very important issue in the Baltic Sea Region.

Seed money project partnership

  • Baltic Environmental Forum Germany (DE)
  • Geological Survey of Finland (FI)
  • Union of the Baltic Cities, Commission on Environment c/o City of Turku (FI)
  • Nordregio (SE)
  • The City of Pori, Technical Service Centre (FI)

Seed money project’s total budget: 49,698.00 EUR

Mr Matthias Grätz; tel: +49 404 328 2152; email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.