Climate-adapting Estonia 2030: Why and how?

Which impacts can we expect from changing climate and how should we adjust our everyday life to be climate-proof?

On 25th April 2016 Estonian Environmental Research Centre, Ministry of the Environment and partners organised a seminar, to introduce Estonian future climate scenarios, their impacts on the key priority areas of life around us and what could be the possible measures to adapt our lives and society in these new conditions.

Event took place at the conference centre of Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (Liivalaia 33, Tallinn, Estonia). While most of the programme was held in Estonian, bilingual simultaneous translation to English was provided.


  • 09:30 Registration and morning coffee
  • 10:00 Opening of the seminar
    Ørjan Karlsson (DSB)
  • 10:05 Towards the National Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation
    Timo Uustal (EERC) – slides
  • 10:20 Climate-adapting Estonia 2017-2030
    Evelyn Müürsepp (MoE) – slides
  • 10:45 Estonian Future Climate Scenarios 2100
    Ain Kallis (Estonian Environment Agency) – slides
  • 11:10 Sectorial impacts and measures:“Health, rescue preparedness, spatial planning and land use”
    Antti Roose (TÜ), Alar Rosentau (TÜ), Ants Tammepuu (SKA) – slides
  • 12:00 Coffee break
  • 12:15 Sectorial impacts and measures:“Economy, society, awareness and co-operation”
    Marek Sammul (TÜ RAKE) – slides
  • 13:05 Lunch
  • 13:40 Introduction to ClimateLaunchPad Estonia
    Kairi Sülla (Startup Estonia) – slides
  • 13:50 Sectorial impacts and measures:“Natural environment and bioeconomy”
    Tiiu Kull (EMÜ) – slides
  • 14:40 Sectorial impacts and measures: “Buildings, infrastructure and energy supply systems”
    Kerli Kirsimaa (SEIT), Piret Kuldna (SEIT) – slides
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in Norway
    Dag Olav Høgvold (DSB) – slides
  • 16:45 Final remarks

Participation in the seminar was free of charge for registered participants. The seminar was contributing to drafting of Estonian National Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation „Development Plan on Adaptation to the Climate Change 2030“. The seminar was held in the framework of European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 program’s “Integrated Marine and Inland Water Management” project “Elaboration of Estonia’s Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan”.