BSPC Observer on HELCOM, Ms Beate Schlupp, First Vice-President of the State Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has published her 2022-2023 Report on HELCOM-related developments and activities.
The present publication covers the main highlights of the cooperation between the BSPC and HELCOM and the core developments in HELCOM’s work from October 2021 to July 2023. It provides a summary of the presentations held by HELCOM representatives at the 31st BSPC in Stockholm, in the meetings of the BSPC Standing Committee, the BSPC Working Group on Climate Change and Biodiversity and the BSPC Secretariat, as well as the communication between HELCOM and BSPC HELCOM Observer Beate Schlupp – with a particular focus on nutrient inputs, biodiversity and climate change as well as sea-dumped munitions.
The report also details the results of the HELCOM ministerial meeting on 21 October 2021 in Lübeck and HELCOM’s activities at the current time of Russia’s unprovoked, unjustifiable, and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine.
The report further includes information about the Latvian Helcom Chairmanship 2022-2024. It summarises several more notable past events, particularly the Baltic stakeholder conferences of the past two years. It informs about HELCOM’s global engagement and commitments and includes some prospects and outlooks, also in the cooperation between the BSPC and HELCOM.