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The interviews focus on the partners' experiences on this innovative way to respond to the challenges related to climate change via a cross-sectorial approach.


CASCADE Final conference

The final conference brought forward the results and recommendations from the project, including the launch the Climate Risk Preparedness Toolbox, and discussed future of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience.

Water ripples

CASCADE addresses the challenges related to climate change risks, with better cooperation between national and local levels and different sectors. Close collaboration between specialists in climate change adaptation and well-prepared civil security and protection experts is CASCADE’s answer to climate change related consequences.

Eleven partners representing seven Baltic Sea Region countries are involved in the project.


The climate change risk assessment tools portfolio collects existing and widely used risk assessment methods and tools.

Virtual training workshop taking place in Hamburg

 "Train the trainers” training workshop aiming to increase knowledge in disaster risk reduction was organized online by the Hamburg Fire and Rescue Services (HFRS).


A newly published report “Overcoming barriers to climate adaptation” provides information on the typical barriers that local authorities face in moving forward on climate adaptation. It also offers a tool that local authorities can use to identify their own barriers, and introduces a collection of resources to help actors move forward in overcoming the identified obstacles.

CASCADE Partners in Hamburg

The flagship status is a recognition for CASCADE’s aims to improve urban resilience in cities and towns in the Baltic Sea Region, as well as the overall macro-regional resilience and CASCADE now operates as a pilot example for cross-sectoral cooperation in the region.

Heikki Niemi, SWFES

Southwest Finland Emergency Services is the Lead Partner of the CASCADE project and in charge of the project coordination. Additionally their specialists participate in different project activities such as developing the training package.


The announced workshop in Hamburg has taken place in the last week of October to evaluate the current state of things and to take a look into the future. As mentioned in the last update about the ongoing work in work package 3, the main question ‘Is it possible to conduct an online workshop with the written curriculum and content’ has been focused.


The Safe Cities Commission is one of the thematic Commissions of the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC). UBC Safe Cities Commission cooperates in order to improve security services as well as assure better safety standards and procedures for all Baltic Sea Region (BSR) citizens.