MAGNA AULA, UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA, 19 Raina blvd, Riga, Latvia

Thursday May 10, 2007

09:00-10:00 Registration of participants
10:00 Welcome Prof. Indrikis Muiznieks, Vice-rector of the University of Latvia
10:10 Welcome Prof. Maris Klavins & Agrita Briede,University of Latvia
10:20 Welcome NAME, Ministry of Environment, Latvia
10.30 Introduction into the ASTRA project Philip Schmidt-Thomé, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

10:40 National research program on climate change in Latvia Andris Andrusaitis,University of Latvia, Latvia

TOPIC 1: CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES,CHAIR: MARIS KLAVINS

LUNCH
11:00 The 4th Assessment Report of the IPCC, what does it imply for adaptation to adverse effects of climate change in the Baltic Sea Area. J. Kropp, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
11:20 National climate change adaptation strategy in Latvia V. Bisters, Climate and Renewable Energy Department, Ministry of Environment, Latvia
11:40 Climate change adaptation on the European policy agenda L. Peltonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
12:00 How to adapt to climate change: overview on strategies and instruments K. Eisenack, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
12:20

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES, CHAIR: SIMO HAANPÄÄ

13:30 Keynote lecture: Finland's national adaptation strategy to climate change - progress made and lessons learned P. Heikinheimo, Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
14:20 Adaptation strategies to climate change in Lithuanian Baltic Sea coastal management G. Zilinskas, D. Jarmalavicius, P. Sinkunas, Institute of Geology and Geography, Lithuania
14:40 Towards climate change adaptation strategies in the BSR F. Mannke, TUTECH Innovation GMBH, Germany
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 How to integrate climate change adaptation issues into existing development policies? Panel discussion, Moderators: Jacobus Hofstede and Philipp Schmidt-Thomé
The case study of Kokkola, Juhani Hannila, City of Kokkola
Gdansk Development Agency. Marek Wincek
(5-10 min presentation each)
Panel participants:R. Kruse, Member of Parliament, CDU, Spokesman for Finance and sustainability, City of Hamburg, Germany; L. Peltonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland; V.Bisters, Climate and Renewable Energy Department, Ministry of Environment, Latvia; I. Buteniene, Klaipeda municipality, Lithuania; J. Hannila/M. Hagström, City of Kokkola, Finland ; J. Koskikallio, City of Espoo, Finland; I. Bruneniece, Climate and Renewable Energy Department , Ministry of Environment, Latvia; M. Jacewicz, Regional Board for Water Management, Poland; J. Wincek, Gdansk Development Office, Poland
17:00-18:00 Discussion and Conclusion
18:00 End of day 1
19:00 Conference diner

Friday, 11 May

TOPIC: LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENTS , CHAIR: LASSE PELTONEN

09:30 Keynote lecture: Potential climate change effects in the North sea and Baltic sea Region? Jacobus Hofstede, Schleswig-Holstein state Ministry for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Germany
10:20 Regional climate models as data source for hydrological modelling U. Bethers, J. Gaideliene, University of Latvia, Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling of Environmental and Technological Processes, Latvia
10:40 Climate change and its impacts in Latvia A. Briede, M. Klavin?, J. Lapinskis, University of Latvia, Faculty of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Latvia
11:00 Coffee break
11:40 Evaluation of the impact of climate change on bed and bank erosion in stream channels and the resulting sediment delivery to the River Daugava J. Soms, Daugavpils University, Latvia
12:00 Evaluation of the sea level rise aspects on the Lithuanian coast and modelling of its impacts J. Seckus, L. Z. Gelumbauskaite, Institute of Geology and Geography, Lithuania
12:20 The prognosis of Curonian Spit dunes evolution and their protect strategies because of climate change R. Morkunaite,Institute of Geology and Geography, Lithuania
13:00 Lunch

Parallel session A & B, 14:00-15:25

Session A
Session B
Coffee break, 15:25-15:45
15:45 Climate change impacts on the distribution of total annual rivers' runoff in Latvia E. Apsite, L. Sirina, University of Latvia, Faculty of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Latvia
16:00 Climate change effects on water quality in the Oder estuary: What recent hot years tell us about the future G. Schernewski, Baltic Sea Research Institute, Germany
16:15 How climate changes can influence sustainable development in Latvia R.Bebris, Ministry of Environment, Latvia
16:30 FINAL DISCUSSION Moderators: Maris Klarrons, University of Latvia & Philipp Scjmidt-Thomé, GTK
17:00 End of conference/ Snackfood and Entertainment
19:00 Old Riga Sightseeing Walking Tour

Saturday, 12 May

09:00 - 16:00 Field trip Kemeru National Park and Jurmala city


 

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