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 […]

5 ways to speed up the energy transition

With the EU Green Deal, Europe has vowed to become climate-neutral by 2050. To meet this goal, green energy systems must evolve faster. Here are some North Sea Region initiatives pushing the pace of the […]

#EUprotects: Bridging troubled waters

Citizen dialogue is key to good water governance, yet it often fails. Meet Susanne Mortensen, who works with landowners to protect water quality in the Interreg WaterCoG project. “My interest in citizen dialogue is based […]

Enabling climate mitigation in the North Sea Region

Part 1 in a 4-part series Climate change. The term has vaulted to the top of the agenda of intergovernmental organisations, national governments, and municipal councils over the past several years. COP25, which starts today […]

Nature-based solutions make headway in the North Sea Region

Nature-based solutions to climate change were in focus at this week’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York. Here are three North Sea Region projects using the power of nature to reduce climate impacts while […]

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 […]

North Sea Commission and KIMO launch transnational river cleanup

A new campaign will involve citizens in a river cleanup across the North Sea Region. At the opening of the North Sea Climate Conference, the president of the North Sea Commission Kerstin Brunnström and advisor […]

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 […]

5 sustainability challenges for housing associations

Older buildings in need of energy renovation are a major challenge in the North Sea Region. INDU-ZERO provides a streamlined solution to accelerate renovations and meet the European climate goals on time.     Buildings are […]