Climate strategy development for policy and management

A great deal of knowledge has already been compiled in the recent past in the form of a position paper documenting the latest insights into soil subsidence, climate change and sediment management (SCS). Based on these and other insights, the commissioning parties wish to select the most important focus areas and crystallise them into a strategy (scenarios) for future policy and management of the Wadden Sea.

Role of the PRW:

Results to be delivered:

  • Various meetings will be organised to share knowledge concerning climate change in the Wadden Sea region.
  • A strategy will be developed in 2020 that includes short-term (2030) and long-term (2050) policy and management measures in relation to the climate in the Wadden Sea region.
  • Greater understanding of climate-change-related legal frameworks applicable to the Wadden Sea ecosystem will be achieved in 2021 among policymakers, administrative bodies, users and residents, allowing them to optimally adapt their behaviour.

Commissioning parties:

  • Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
  • Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management
  • Natural Wadden Coalition

Follow-up action by:

  • Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management