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Sustainable North Sea Region

For the North Sea Region, the effects of climate change – more damaging storms, flood and drought – are hard to predict. Nevertheless, disruption is almost certain.

With so many low lying areas, a rise in sea level, for example, could cripple the region’s economy and put many lives at risk. Some of our projects seek to bolster flood defences while others seek alternative approaches to adapt to climate change and mitigate against inevitable events.

We also take a long-term, more social perspective: the environment is an asset that needs protecting for future generations. So our projects also help to protect plant and animal species and tackle the high levels of pollutants and metal toxins in the North Sea.

Coordinated, cross-border action and the sharing of skills and practical solutions is the only way to preserve the natural world.


undefined       Read the summaries of our first sustainable North Sea Region projects approved in November 2015 or browse through current priority 3 project ideas.


Thematic objective
Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management.

Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.

Specific objectives

  1. Demonstrate new and/or improved methods for improving the climate resilience of target sites.
  2. Develop new methods for the long-term sustainable management of North Sea ecosystems.




undefined Axel Rejnstrup Kristiansen
Project Advisor
+45 7841 1794