XXI International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day"
The XXI International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day" will be organized on 23-24 March 2021. The Forum will be held in a hybrid format, (online participation and personal presence in the meeting room are assumed as possible), taking into account and fulfilment of all safety recommendations due to the epidemiological situation and COVID restrictions.
The panel discussion on the implementation of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan is being worked out from the point of view of a region-wide process of updating this document and its subsequent implementation until 2030. Thus, within the framework of the round table program on hazardous substances, it is planned to present the results of a 2-year implementation of the Envitox and HAZLESS projects, and the session on the topic of marine spatial planning will be supplemented with presentations on the experience in this area of the countries of the Black Sea region.
Attention will be paid to the round table on adaptation to climate change, taking into account the process of developing the Agenda 2030 for 80 cities of the Union of the Baltic Cities, and current trends in Russia, which are reflected in the draft order of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia on the approval of methodological recommendations and targets for adaptation to climate change.
BSR WATER platform will be present at the the Forum introducing its input into the regional recommendations on nutrient recycling, handling of hazardous substances, sustainable stormwater management and approaching the Water-Sludge-Energy cooperation. Moreover, in the framework of the Forum, BSR WATER will organize a Workshop for Russian stakeholders to enable better transnational exchange of practices and experience in the BSR water sector.