BSPC Observer on HELCOM, Ms Beate Schlupp, First Vice-President of the State Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has issued Part I of her 2021 Report on HELCOM-related developments and activities.
The present publication covers the main highlights in the cooperation between the BSPC and HELCOM as well as the core developments in HELCOM’s work from October 2020 to August 2021. It provides a summary of the presentations held by HELCOM representatives at the meetings of the BSPC Standing Committee and the BSPC Working Group on Climate Change and Biodiversity as well as the communication between HELCOM and BSPC HELCOM Observer Beate Schlupp – with a special focus on nutrient inputs, biodiversity and climate change as well as sea-dumped munitions.
Furthermore, the report summarises the ongoing update of the Baltic Sea Action Plan and concentrates on a number of notable past events, such as the HELCOM Stakeholder Conference 2021, as well as HELCOM recommendations and publications.
In Prospects and Outlook, the report further includes considerations on strengthening cooperation between the BSPC and HELCOM.
The second part of the report will focus on the HELCOM Ministerial Meeting on 20 October 2021 and its results in detail.