Climate-proof your city with BGI

The BEGIN project is providing cities across Europe with lessons on how to best integrate blue and green infrastructure (BGI) for more climate-resilient and liveable cities. Since 2016, the BEGIN project (Blue-Green Infrastructures through Social […]

A collaborative approach to climate resilience

Tower of babel dealing with climate change

How can how promoting nature and public health help build climate resilience? Two partners of North Sea Region climate adaptation projects, Egon Baldal and Sofia Aivalioti, provide their reflections from a recent workshop. On Thursday […]

City climate-proofing could benefit your health

The climate adaptation project BEGIN is trialling a new liveability concept that increases public health while protecting citizens against flooding. BEGIN accelerates climate adaptation by reducing urban flood risk while promoting social innovation. BEGIN’s driving […]

Climate Conference: It’s time for action!

Participants in the North Sea Climate Conference showed great resolve to speed and scale up solutions to global heating in the North Sea Region. Involving all stakeholders and daring to set ambitions are important factors. […]

Interreg supports Sweden to reach its climate goals

Ahead of the North Sea Climate Conference in Swedish Marstrand, we look at how Interreg projects help Sweden deal with climate change and meet the country’s ambitious targets. Adopted in June 2017, the Swedish Climate […]

International Saline Futures Conference addresses climate change and food security

As climate change causes saltwater to intrude in farmlands across the North Sea Region, how can we continue to produce enough food for the world’s population? The conference Saline Futures provides some leading-edge answers to […]

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, […]