Share best practices and collaborate – meet municipalities from the Baltic Sea region
Leverage your work for long-term sustainable conditions in the Baltic Sea. Participate in workshops, share good examples and learn more about new technologies, innovations and strategies at the Baltic Sea Future congress.
Be a part of the solution. Join the Baltic Sea Future congress 8-9 March. Network with representatives from different municipalities, academia, regional and governmental authorities and innovative companies. Share input on how to work with climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience related to climate change effects in the region and how to reach the UN Agenda2030.
Program Baltic Sea Future
The program includes results from climate change and Baltic Sea research, how and where to seek and secure sustainable finance, the latest innovations, including a session with winners from the Bonus Return project innovation challenge, how the new UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) connect to climate and the Baltic, innovative and interactive workshops for action-oriented municipalites and much more.
Eutrophication in the Baltic Sea
The local and regional levels arecrucial for a healthy Baltic Sea. One of the most urgent problems affecting its ecosystem is eutrophication, caused by excess inputs of nutrients. Do you want to learn more about the status of the Baltic Sea and the latest research findings prior to the Baltic Sea Future congress? Here are some useful links:
Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
HELCOM (Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission)
World’s oceans – call for action
The condition of the Baltic Sea is obviously not an isolated issue. The world’s oceans are in need of immediate action and measures. Rashid Sumaila, professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Isabella Lövin, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, recently published a debate article (in Swedish) calling for immediate actions. Here are some of the points they have identified as having the highest priority:
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The world’s oceans are a fantastic climate regulator, but there is a limit to the capacity.
Stop the illegal predatory fish and overfishing that is taking place in the world's oceans.
Work systematically to reduce pollution from plastics that end up in the oceans.
SDG - global sustainability goals
Do you want to know more about the United Nations global sustainability goals (SDGs)? Read more at the Sustainable knowledge platform.