23-24 March 2021
Russia, Saint Petersburg
EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre
(hybrid online and in-person event)
The Forum will start on 23 March 2021 with a panel discussion on the implementation of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) and the region-wide process of updating it, as well as on its subsequent implementation until 2030 and the points of view of the different stakeholders involved in the BSAP processes.
Round table sessions will be dedicated to various topics such as hazardous substances, river basin management and marine spatial planning, as well as to the implementation of projects conducted by way of cross-border cooperation (BSR Water, NarvaWatMan, Baltic Industrial Symbiosis etc). In the discussions on hazardous substances, the results of a 2-year implementation of the Envitox and HAZLESS projects will also be presented. The session on marine spatial planning (MSP) will be supplemented with presentations about the experience of the Black Sea region countries on this topic.
Further attention will be paid to the adaptation to climate change in a dedicated round table, notably on the process of developing the Agenda 2030 for 80 cities of the Union of the Baltic Cities as well as current trends in Russia.
Forum events will be held in a hybrid format (online participation and in-person attendance), in full compliance with all safety recommendations in place due to the COVID epidemiological situation and current restrictions. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to decide to postpone the Forum, in case of strengthened restrictions and/or a ban on holding mass events.
Registration to the International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” is open till 10 of March 2021.