Cooperation, Sustainability and Smart Energy
The 27th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference took place in Mariehamn, Åland Islands. Around 170 delegates met in the Plenary Hall of the Åland Lagtinget, the Parliament of Åland. The aim of this year’s conference was to pass a resolution on cooperation, sustainability and smart energy in the Baltic Sea Region – our lifeline. The conference was opened by H.E. Mr Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, and Ms Gun-Mari Lindholm, President of Ålands Lagting, welcomed the participants.
The BSPC Drafting Committee and the BSPC Standing Committee held their first sessions on Sunday, 26th August, in the Plenary Hall of the Ålands Lagting. In the afternoon, there were two excursions: one to the municipality of Föglö and the other to Bormasund Fortress.
On Monday the first two sessions took place in the Ålands Lagting. The first session focused on cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region and it continued into the afternoon. The second session was a call for more action on the vision of a healthy Baltic Sea. A cultural event at the Åland Maritime Museum closed the day.
On Tuesday the third session on sustainable energy and smart energy distribution platforms was followed by a general debate and the closing of the 27th BSPC conference.
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