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Baltic Sea Future congress 2017

Presentations from some of the speakers


A common vision and understanding of the challenges faced in the Baltic Sea region

For a factbased worldview »
Olof Gränström & Mikael Arevius, Gapminder Foundation


Connecting the dots between local, regional and global

Various policies, one goal: clean Baltic waters »
Monica Stankiewicz, HELCOM

Public sector enablers to support sustainable growth »
Jakob Granit, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM)

Implementing Sustainable Development Goals in the Baltic Sea Region – joint visions and actions »
Krista Kampus, Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat (CBSS)

Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region »
Fredrik Lind, Boston Consulting Group
Barbara Jackson, Race for the Baltic


Vision of a sustainable Baltic Sea – Ambitious implementation cases

- Eutrophication – actions to reduce nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea

How effective are created or restored freshwater wetlands for nitrogen and phosphorus removal? »
Magnus Land, EVIEM/Stockholm Environment Institute

Municipal collaboration for effective marine environmental monitoring in the Stockholm archipelago »
Göran Andersson, Svealands Coastal Water Management Association

Innovative farmers leading the way – Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award »
Ottilia Thoreson, WWF
Jan-Christer Carlsson, Nackunga Farm, Hölö

Remediation of Björnöfjärden – a eutrophic bay in the Baltic Sea »
Linda Kumblad & Emil Rydin, BalticSea2020

Local Actions for a Sustainable Baltic Sea (Eutrophication as a resource): Municipality of Västervik
Gun Lindberg & Dennis Wiström, Municipality of Västervik

- Hazardous substances - actions to reduce pollution to the Baltic Sea

Chemical contamination of the Baltic Sea in a changing society »
Magnus Breitholtz, Stockholm University, ACES

Cities of Baltic Sea Countries – innovative strategies for decreasing emissions of hazardous substances through upstream measures »
Tonie Wickman, City of Stockholm

Minimizing discharges of toxic substances from leisure boats – effective ways to cooperate and get results »
Lina Petersson, Swedish Transport Agency
Brita Eklund, Stockholm University

- Marine habitats, biodiversity and fisheries – actions to reduce negative degradation in the Baltic Sea

Marine Spatial Planning in practice: How underwater inventories can support conservation and sustainable use of the sea? »
Markku Viitasalo, Finnish Environment Institute

Need for a broader ecosystem view in Baltic fisheries management »
Gustaf Almqvist, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

A journey from a quantitative fishing to a qualitatively fishing »
Bengt Larsson, FiskOnline


The potential of law and multi-level regulation concerning the Baltic Sea environment in local contexts

Complexity in Water Governance: Local Experiences of Regional Trends in the Baltic Sea Region »
Maria Osbeck, Stockholm Environment Institute,
Nils Höglund, Coalition Clean Baltic


Interreg programmes in the Baltic Sea region: The role of and need for cooperation and funding in shaping the Blue Economy and connectivity of the Baltic Sea region

- Innovation and cooperation for reducing negative impacts from source to sea

Future Proofing Stockholm’s Wastewater Treatment »
Fredrik Åkesson, GE Water

Enhancing innovative cooperation - symbiotic partnership network as a way to promote nutrient cycling and mitigate eutrophication »
Paula Biveson, Baltic Sea Action Group

Network power for a local Baltic Sea work
Salla-Maria Lauttamäki


Climate change, the food-water nexus and the psycology behind change

Climate psycology: what creates change, motivation and innovation? »
Per-Espen Stoknes, Norwegian Business School

Global futures and the Baltic Sea futures »
Kari Hytiääinen, University of Helsinki

Orchestrating transformation by learning in the Baltic Sea Region: transcending the controversies, and revealing the synergies, in the nexus between water, food and energy »
Neil Powell, Uppsala University

Co-producing a roadmap for accelerating transtions to sustainable development in the Stockholm region »
Sara Borgström, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm

Steps and tools for sustainable consumption »
Andreas Berggren, Fazer Group


The importance of innovative and visionary leadership

How to organize multilevel governance, and multilevel co-operation in policymaking, law- and rulemaking, effectiveness and in learning »
Bo Andersson, The Nordic Association in Sweden

Leadership for Growth and Climate Neutral Turku 2040 »
Aleksi Randell, City of Turku

The Baltic Sea Challenge as an Instrument for Leadership »
Päivi Kippo-Edlund, City of Helsinki

Water Democracy »
Dariusz Szwed, Municipality of Slupsk

The vision of Europe’s greenest city, Leadership & innovation by Växjö municipality for reaching SDGs and Agenda2030 goals »
Bo Frank, Municiaplity of Växjö


Innovation – good examples of techniques

Intensive pig production in balance with the environment (IPP) »

Conrad Stralka, BalticSea2020

Swedish Algae Factory – a successful collaboration »
Angela Wulff, Swedish Algae Factory


Sustainable financing

Nordic Investment Bank – Financing the Future of the Baltic Sea action »
Patrik Marckert, Nordic Investment Bank

Financing the transition: Green loans and local government climate »
Björn Bergstrand, Swedish local government debt office (Kommuninvest)

How can the financial sector contribute to a sustainable Baltic Sea future? »
Klas Eklund, SEB Group

Providing finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects »
Alexander Schenk, European Investment Bank




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