Seminars Baltic Sea Future 2018
Thank you – Magnus Breitholz on part of the foundersWelcome back 6-7 March 2018
14.20 – 14.30 Euro Region Baltic 20 years of cooperation across the south Baltic
Ms. Akko Karlsson, President Euroregion Baltic & Vice Chairman of Regional Council in Kalmar County.
14.30 – 14.40
Mr. Pär Holmgren, Natural Disaster Specialist Länsförsäkringar AB
14.40 - 14.50 Stockholm action plan for good water status
Mr . Gunnar Söderholm, Director Environmental and Health Administration in the City of Stockholm.
14.50 - 15.00 Liveable cities for climate change adaption
Ms. Karolina Skog, Minister of Environment, Swedish Ministry of the Environment and energy
15.00– 15.25 Panel discussion and questions
Friday 13:50 - 14:20 Exhibition area
12.50 – 13.05 City of Stockholm Climate Strategy and their work with reducing the cities vulnerability to a changing climate
Mr. Björn Hugosson, Head of the Climate Unit at the City of Stockholm Executive Office
13.05 - 13.20 Plastic - a versatile material
Mr. Christoffer Wahlborg, Business Manager Automotive, Stena Recycling
13.20- 13.35 Nutribute - a platform for joining forces to improve the Baltic Sea environmentMs Anna Saarentaus, Project Manager John Nurminen Foundation
13.35- 13.50 Joint questions and discussions
The three-year EU funded BONUS RETURN project presents four finalists in the recently concluded ‘Baltic Sea nutrients and carbon reuse challenge’
BONUS RETURN aims to reduce emissions in the Baltic Sea by turning nutrients and carbon into reusable benefits.
The agendaPresented by the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management:Transnational cooperation in investments in sewage management (protection of surface and underground water conditions) outside Poland, in the Bug river basin.·Q&A session on “Funding instruments to boost new technologies coping with climate change”.
Participants in the projects’ presentation part:Ms Katarzyna Wantoch-Rekowska, Communication Officer (Poland-Russia Programme)Ms Marta Niciejewska, Project Officer (Interreg South Baltic Programme)Mr Igor Kaniecki, Head of the Joint Secretariat (Interreg South Baltic Programme)Mr Peter Lundberg, Project Officer (Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak)Ms Elea Nova, Project Officer (Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme)Mr Valdur Lahtvee, Policy Officer (Council of the Baltic Sea States)Mr Kazimierz Kujda, President of Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
Friday 11:45 - 12:50 Exhibition area
EIB Climate Strategy - Mobilizing finance for the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy Mr. Alexander Schenk, Head of Office, European Investment Bank
Mr. Magnus Billing, CEO Alecta and Member of EU Commission's High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
Using Green Public Procurement to reach Agenda 2030 Mr. Ugiz Zanders, Latvian Ministry of Environmental protection and Regional development
Accelerating Green Finance through Fintech InnovationsMr Marcus Svedberg, Advisor Stockholm Green Digital Finance and former advisor to Nordic Executive Director at the World Bank
Joint questions and discussions
Friday 10:15 - 10:45 Exhibition area
Friday 09:50 - 10:15 Main Stage
Mr Marcin Grądzki, Senior Specialist, Department of Sustainable Development and International Cooperation, Ministry of Environment, Poland
Ms. Joanna Kiernika-Allavena, Director of Climate and Nature Protection Office, Municipality of Wroclaw, Poland
Friday 09:15 - 09:30 Main Stage
Friday 08:30 - 09:15 Main Stage
Prof. Kevin Andersson, Uppsala University’s Zennström professor in Climate change leadership at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) / Professor of Energy and Climate Change; University of Manchester / Deputy Director Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Friday 08:00 - 08:30 Exhibition area
Thursday 19:00 - 22:00
Andris Andrusaitis, Jonas Pålsson, Maciej Tomczak, Prof. Kevin Noone, Riikka Puntila-Dodd
Thursday 17:10 - 18:40 T4
Day 1 - Vision of a sustainable Baltic Sea – Ambitious implementation cases - Parallel sessions and workshops
17.10 - 17.25 Dr. Andris Andusaitis, Programme Manager, BONUS EEIG
17.25 - 17.40 The fate of fish and fisheries at the Baltic Sea?Dr. Maciej Tomczak, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre -
17.40 - 17.55 Blue Growth boundaries in novel Baltic food websDr. Riikka Puntila-Dodd, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
17.55 - 18.10 Climate refugia in Marine Spatial PlanningDr. Jonas Pålsson, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management -
18.10 - 18.40 Joint questions and discussions
Climate change will and has already affected the Baltic Sea. The prognosis is that the sea will be less of a sea and more of a lake. The levels of salt will change. The temperature will rise and the run off from land increase.
Climate change will change the weather. In the Baltic Sea region the areas with high precipitation will get more rain and drier areas even less. In the wetter areas increased rain/snowfall risks increasing the run off from agricultural land giving higher amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous reaching the Baltic Sea and thereby increasing eutrophication.
How must agriculture adjust to avoid increased impact on eutrophication? What kind of agricultural systems will stand a better chance of reducing run off? Can necessary changes go hand in hand with other environmental or production benefits?
Developed by Baltic Sea Future in cooperation with partners the Nordic Association and CBSS and Quiddity. Interactive and innovative workshop with transdisciplinary and cross-sectorial group work around how organizations can work with climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience. The workshop and the Baltic Sea Future app engages stakeholders before, during and after the congress, enabling broader networking and capacity building for you and your organization.
Thursday 16:30 - 17:10 Exhibition area
(Plenary session in cooperation with partner CBSS)(Moderator: Valdur Lathvee, CBSS Baltic 2030)
EU Climate Change Adaptation policy after Paris Agreement Ms. Elena Visnar-Malinovska, Head of Adaptation Unit DG CLIMA, EU Commission
Implementation of Baltic Sea Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan Ms. Valdur Lathvee (Baltic 2030 Unit CBSS) and Lotta Andersson (SMHI).
Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation - What works? Mr. Gregor Vulturius, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
Monitoring adaptation measures and climate resilience in German Cities Mr. Christian Kind, senior project Manager, ADELPHI