As a key cross-sectoral issue closely linked with sustainable development, climate change requires an integrated approach involving a range of local and regional decision-makers, stakeholders and supporters. Cooperation should also stretch across municipality and county borders and include both urban and the rural areas.
The toolkit focuses on supporting the development of small and medium-sized cities, rural areas and their surrounding regions within the Baltic Sea Region. It is specifically tailored to policy-makers, spatial planners and the business community – groups which have been identified as climate related leverage points.
The BalticClimate toolkit, which is available, free of charge, at toolkit.balticclimate.org, provides an overview of climate change issues in the region as well as customised information and tools for each of the three target audiences – in all 11 Baltic Sea Region languages plus English.