Opening Key Note

Walter Leal

Prof. Dr.,  Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg HAW, Department of Environmental Technology.Director of the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainability and Climate Change Management"

Prof. Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DL, DPhil, DLitt), head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainability and Climate Change Management" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, has been working in the field of environmental and sustainable development since 1987. He initiated the International Climate Change Information Programme ICCIP), publishes several international journal and book series and acts as review editor for the International Panel of Climate Change. His main interests are in Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Energy as well as innovation and general Life Sciences.

His keynote speech is entiteled "Education for Sustainable Development in a Baltic Sea region context – Universities role in achieving SDGs"

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Petra Schneider

Prof. Dr. rer. nat, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg - Stendal, Magdeburg, Germany

Dr. Petra Schneider is Full Professor for International Water Management and Study Course Director of the master program "Ecological Engineering" at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg - Stendal, Germany. She focuses her teaching and research on sustainable resource planning and management, and has developed an internationally renowned knowledge of water management.

Her keynote speech is entiteled "Nature-based Solutions in the Urban Realm: the Water Related Applications in the Baltic Region".

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Sirkku Juhola

PhD, Professor of Urban Environmental PolicyEcosystems and Environment Research Programme, University of Helsinki

Dr. Sirkku Juhola is a professor of urban environmental policy at the Ecosystems and Environment Research Program at the University of Helsinki and the leader of the multidisciplinary research group Urban Environmental Policy. She is also a guest professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University in Sweden and is Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Science and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Her keynote speech is entiteled "Responsibilities of climate change adaptation: Whose job is it anyway?"

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