“Saving the Baltic Sea is a matter of ecological survival and of preserving continued deliveries from its ecosystem services. It is also an opportunity to gain competitiveness in Clean Tech and Green and Blue Growth, which will bring jobs, a sounder environment and better health” said Christina Gestrin, BSPC Co-Observer with HELCOM, at the HELCOM Ministerial Meeting in Copenhagen 3 October. She cautioned that BSPC is “concerned about the status and future of the so-called BSAP Fund. The Fund has a proven track record and functions as an important catalyst for facilitating project development and innovation”.
Sylvia Bretschneider, BSPC Co-Observer with HELCOM, underlined the necessity to “strengthen innovation in support of new cleaner technologies as well as best current available technologies, to improve marine safety and clean fuels as well as energy efficient solutions for transportation on land and sea within the Baltic Sea Region. BSPC therefore explicitly supports in its resolution the efforts of the Helsinki Commissions Green Technology and Alternative Fuels Platform for Shipping”, she affirmed.
The HELCOM Ministerial meeting was concluded with the adoption of a Declaration, which is available on the HELCOM website.