Summers are heating up: Will water scarcity become the new normal?

The dry summer of 2018 was a forewarning of what lies ahead. Using advanced technology, the North Sea Region project TOPSOIL investigates how water in the uppermost soil layers responds to climate change. This helps […]

A Norwegian look at the North Sea Region

Though not an EU country, Norway has been a mainstay of the North Sea Region Programme for over 20 years and has played a key role in many transnational projects. Norwegian organisations are currently involved […]

Interreg – a key European actor in tackling climate change

At a recent meeting on climate change, DG Climate Action policy officer Dina Silina highlighted the role of Interreg in the combined European efforts to tackle climate change. On 31 May – 1 June, I […]

Spotlight on Priority 3: interview with Axel Kristiansen and Jenny Thomsen

The North Sea Region Programme is strongly committed to projects that improve resilience to the effects of climate change and support long-term sustainable management of the environment. These projects can be found in Priority 3, […]

Conference explores state-of-the-art climate adaptation

people walking on a dike

‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ At the conference Climate Change Adaptation in the North Sea Region, keynote speaker Dr Todd Bridges from the U.S. […]

Bremerhaven capitalises on its European outlook

The German city of Bremerhaven bets on the power of transnational cooperation to reinvent itself and deal with socio-economic problems. Claudia Harms, EU coordinator at Bremerhaven City Council,  explains how EU cooperation is helping to […]

North Sea Region projects address climate change

Wind turbines against blue sky, with green grass in the foreground.

In conjunction with the COP23 climate summit last week, more than 15,000 scientists underlined the need for the world’s nations to come to terms with climate change as they issued a  warning to humanity.  There […]