New report on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea and Arctic Regions.
A new report, presented on 08. September 2021 by Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and ELY-Keskus, maps out the good practices in adaptation governance and policies of Arctic and Baltic sea region countries. In addition to climate change mitigation, proactive and planned adaptation to climate change is vital for reducing climate-induced risks.
The report on adaptation work and policies in the Baltic Sea and Arctic countries offers tools for decision-makers to prepare for many of the threats addressed in the IPCC’s recent 6th Assessment Report.
The objective of this study was to collect and synthesize information about climate adaptation policy and governance in the Baltic Sea and Arctic regions. In addition to Finland, the report covers the following countries and territories: Sweden, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Canada and the United States. The report also describes the best practices from different countries that Finland could learn from and gives recommendations.
The report shows that around the Northern Hemisphere there are many countries that have developed a broad range of well-functioning practices for climate change adaptation. There is no need to re-invent the wheel: by learning from other countries’ experiences, Finland and other countries can adopt faster, more efficient and less expensive adaptation measures.