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 were organising 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”.

Additional information: Timo Uustal (+372) 5885 9888,