EFFECT4Buildings project financial tools to help building managers improve profitability, facilitate funding and reduce the risk of energy eficiency investment in buildings.
The Climate Innovation Window – the online platform for collecting and sharing innovative solutions for climate change adaptation from allover Europe.
The Baltic Smart Water Hub – the online platform showcasing good practices, technical solutions and tools, as well as other relevant materials for the water sector in the Baltic Sea Region. Browse the cases, submit your own, and contact our experts for more information!
The BalticClimate toolkit is an empowering knowledge transfer instrument for actors on the local and regional level who are not necessarily the experts on climate change, but who have an important role to play in the preparation, financing and decision making related to the implementation of climate change measures.
C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment tool is designed to support city practitioners in climate action planning by mapping the synergy potential, trade-off potential, mal-investment risk and piggybacking opportunities of a wide range of actions, such as switching to electromobility and investing in building-scale solar energy. It also includes more than 60 examples of city initiatives that have aimed to maximize synergies and address these interdependencies.
Green Factor Tool is a practical and user-friendly Excel-based tool for urban planning. It ensures sufficient green infrastructure when building new lots in a dense urban environment. The Green Factor is calculated as the ratio of the scored green area to lot area. The target level for the lot can be achieved flexibly by the garden designer by selecting some of the 39 green elements, such as planted and maintained vegetation or various run-off water solutions, when designing the lot. The green factor can, for example, be included in the zoning regulations or used for granting concessions during a construction permit application process.
VisADAPT, a web tool to assist homeowners to decrease the risks of extreme weather events to their houses.
Adaptation toolkit from New Balance, in collaboration with RMIT and the City of Greater Geelong, will assist organisations to prioritise their climate risks and adaptation actions and make climate change risk consideration a part of their everyday operations. The Toolkit aims to support organisations to integrate adaptation and support effective and efficient risk management; to be more responsive to climate change shocks and trends form linkages across different work areas, internally and externally and make effective and consistent decisions regarding climate change. Find User Guide here.
Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator is a tool to estimate and compare the socio-economic costs of electricity production in a simplified manner using localized data and estimates. Based on an internationally widely used methodology, The LCoE Calculator permits comparison of different electricity generation technologies based on fossil, nuclear or renewable energy. Download excel-file calculator from here.
LINKS to useful climate sites
World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal
14 October 2020
EUSBSR AF Webinar Innovation for Carbon Neutral Transport in BSR
12 October 2020
EUSBSR AF Webinar Reducing security risks related to the climate change and mainstreaming climate agenda in EUSBSR after 2020
21-25 September 2020
14th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA14)
01 September 2020
Webinar “Energy Improvement Districts: an Instrument for Local Cooperation on Energy Efficiency”
An introduction to and several examples of the Energy Improvement District (EID) concept as a tool for integrated energy planning and a method to support cities in reaching their emissions reductions goals.
08 September 2020
AREA21 Webinar “Strategic Energy Planning in Urban Districts from a Policy Perspective”
A forum on the current issues of energy improvement policy and collaborative processes in the strategic planning and implementation of energy solutions.
15 September 2020
AREA21 Webinar “Developing Tools for District-Scale Smart Energy Management”
An introduction of three ICT tools, their development and implementation in urban districts as part of the AREA 21 project and offers a reflection and discussion of the aspects of smart energy management at the district level.
25-26 August, 2020
03 June 2020
CAMS Webinar on strategies and methodologies for merging climate adaptation into energy efficiency projects and nature-based solutions in cities
23-30 March 2020
15 -17 October 2019
Seminar ‘Baltic Sea Cooperation for Climate Resilience and Urban Floods’
22 – 23 October 2019
Baltic Carbon Forum 2019, in Tallinn, Estonia
24 -25 October 2019
Nordic-Baltic Energy Conference 2019: Good governance, policy design and solutions towards 2030
Tallinn, Estonia. Conference info and registration here.
25–26 September 2019
GRASS 2019 – Greener Agriculture for Sustainable Sea in Warsaw, Poland
26 August – 2 September 2019
5th International Baltic Earth Summer School
on Climate of the Baltic Sea region in Askö Laboratory, Trosa, Sweden.
19- 20 November 2019
Baltic Earth Workshop on Climate projections and uncertainties in the northern Baltic Sea region
Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, Finland . Further information here.
12-13. June, 2019
EUBSR Annual Forum in Gdansk
Presentations from plenary sessions are found here. Presentations from the key-note speakers and the summary of the parallel session organised jointly by HA Climate and PA Culture “Localising circular economy – creative solutions for the challenges of our time” are found here.
9-11. June, 2019
Baltic Youth Camp in Gdansk
CBSS was besides financing the 1st Baltic Youth Camp, also responsible forarrangingt Maritime Spatial Planning Strategy Game and Climate Workshop for youngsters from 11 countries. See presentation at climate workshop on risks of Climate Change and ways to reduce individual carbon footprint here: BSR Youth Camp Lahtvee on Climate
28-31 May, 2019
5th European Climate Change Adaptation Forum – ECCA2019
Lisbon, Portugal. See Conference conclusions here
24 April 2019
Climate change and agroecology, special session at 7th Agroforum Mare Balticum in Tartu, Estonia
6-7 February 2019
CASCADE kick-off meeting in Hamburg, Germany
23-24 January 2019
International conference for sustainable energy transition in CEE region “Partnership for New Energy Leadership” in Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu, Estonia.
The conference brought together energy transition stakeholders from Central and Eastern European Sustainable Energy Network.
Conference presentations can be found here
13-14 December, 2018
Conference Greener Agriculture for a Sustainable Sea – GRASS 2018, Agriculture in the Baltic Sea Region and Sustainable Development Goals was arranged on 13-14 December 2018, IBB Johannes Rau Center, Minsk, Belarus.
GRASS 2018 agenda and presentations You will find here
The main focus of the meeting was on the progress of the national adaptation and mitigation policy developments in the BSR countries and the role of the local government on rising resilience to climate change.
Please, find results of the meeting under Climate Dialogue Platform section of this website.
23-25 October, 2018
The 5th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, NOCCA 2018, to highlight, discuss and be inspired by Nordic adaptation solutions. The conference was arranged in Norrköping, Sweden. More info here .
9 October, 2018
SYKE seminar and capacity-building day for journalists – Baltic Sea and Climate Change seeked answers to followuing questions: What are the consequences of increasingly low oxygen levels in the Baltic Sea resulting from climate change and human actions, and what is the solution to these problems? How is the nutrient cocktail in our coastal waters changing? How can we reduce the load on the Baltic Sea through nutrient recycling? What does the future of the Baltic Sea region look like in the light of climate change and socio-economic factors? Presentations available here.
5 October, 2017
Joint HA Climate/PA Energy/BDF conference “Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency”
See report of the event: Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency Conclusions
16-17 September, 2017
Joint meeting of macro-regional coordinators on climate and disaster risk reduction in Budapest Hungary
See report of the meeting : Report_Climate change_disaster risks reduction_MRS
SUMBA will develop and test tools that help urban and transport planners to assess, plan, and integrate intermodal mobility solutions into transport plans and policies of their cities and municipalities. See more at project website here
BioBIGG strengthens the innovation capacity of the SMEs and helps fighting pollution in the South Baltic Area, initiating the development of new biomass-based products and paving the way for the growth of the low-carbon economy in the BSR. Read more about the project on their website.
Effective Financing Tools for implementing Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The project enables public building managers to calculate and plan renovation projects in a more profitable way and to convincingly present the scope and return of such investments to financial decision makers. More on project on website
EU and BSR POLICY DOCUMENTS:
NATIONAL POLICY DOCUMENTS
to access national climate policy documents of the BSR Countries, click country on the map
Integrated Storm Water Management project supported by the INTERREG Central Baltic program aims to improve the urban planning in the cities of the Baltic Sea Region via developing integrated storm water management system. During the years 2015–2018, common guidelines and tools of integrated storm water management will be developed in the partnering cities with the involvement of local stakeholder and interest groups. For more information visit the project’s website.
Dialogue Platform on Energy and Resource Efficiency. Project’s (2013-2014) main aim was to map, communicate, foster and learn from good practice solutions on eco-efficiency in the Baltic Sea Region. Project results can be found here
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