North Sea Conference 2019

The 22nd North Sea Conference looked at climate change in the North Sea Region and included topics such as climate governance, climate adaptation, and climate and youth. 

It took place in Marstrand, Sweden on 25-26 June. The conference was jointly hosted by the North Sea Commission and Region Västra Götaland.

Conference programme

View the programme

Presentations from the plenary sessions

Please find below the presentations from the North Sea Conference plenary sessions:

Falling costs of renewable electricity – a regional opportunity
Professor Tomas Kåberger, Chalmers University of Technology, will give an update on the implication of current development in renewable energy.

Climate 2030 – Västra Götaland's regional climate initiative
Helena L Nilsson, Regional Development Director, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden presents how the region drives climate action.

A North Sea Region perspective on tackling climate change
Egon Baldal, Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands, shares his experience in regional climate adaptation.

Empowering young people to take climate action
Jamie Wylie, Master student and volunteer in the 2050 Climate Group, Scotland provides his best tips for involving youth.

Towards more sustainable dairy production – is Carbon Net Zero milk possible?
Anna Flysjö, Senior Manager, Life Cycle Sustainability at Arla Foods, Denmark

Advanced material from Algae produced in a circular way
Sofie Allert, CEO, Swedish Algae Factory, Sweden

Enabling renewable baseload generation by flying subsea kites
Martin Edlund, CEO Minesto, Sweden

Floating offshore wind for the future
Efva Willen, Business Development Manager, SeaTwirl, Sweden

Presentations from workshop sessions


Climate governance 
North Sea Commission 2030 strategy - draft priorities
COBEN: An energy perspective on climate governance
Rijkswaterstaat: Added value through stakeholder engagement

Climate adaptation 
Climate adaptation workshop, Joint Secretariat

Decarbonising transport 
Decarbonising transport workshop, Joint Secretariat
Overview of priority 4,  Joint Secretariat
North Sea mapping of alternative fuels, North Sea Commission
Decarbonising the transport sector, Region Västra Götaland
Automated road transport, projects ART Forum and SHARE-North


Climate and Blue Growth 
Swedish Algae Factory
Presentation of the OESA project
Presentation of the PERISCOPE project

Renewable and Sustainable Energy 
Renewable and sustainable energy workshop, Joint Secretariat 
Presentation of the ACCESS project
Presentation of the COBEN project
Presentation of the DecomTools project
Presentation of the Northern Connections project

Climate-Smart Food Production 
Presentation of the SMARTGREEN project, Arhus University
Food system transition, Region Västra Götaland
Presentation of the REFRAME project
Presentation of the CANAPE project


Explore images from the North Sea Conference