Baltic Sea Day 2020
March 19 @ 09:00 - March 20 @ 17:30
The 21st International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” will be organised in St Petersburg, Russia on the 19th and 20th of March 2020 at the Expoforum Conference & Exhibition Centre. The Forum aligns with the current HELCOM work, with a central emphasis on the Baltic Sea Action Plan themes, as well as regional cooperation on Baltic Sea environmental matters.
19 March 2020 – Forum Day 1.
Plenary session with welcome address and panel discussion on the implementation of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan. After lunch, parallel round table discussions will be held (panel discussions, workshops). The now traditional award ceremony in honour of the Vernadsky Environmental NGO Foundation will also take place on this day, recognizing special merits and scientific achievements in the field of ecology and environmental protection.
20 March 2020 – Forum Day 2.
Continuation of the round table discussions. Closing session and discussion of future plans as open and extended meeting of the Organising Committee to wrap-up the Forum and set new trends for next one.
The tone for the panel discussion at the Baltic Sea Day Forum could be set by the outcomes of the HELCOM Stakeholder Conference to be held in Helsinki, Finland on 3 March 2020 and where the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) is expected to be reviewed.Current interests of the Baltic Sea region development are going to be raised for presenting and discussing including hazardous substances, MSP, river basin management, mitigation of climate changes etc.
The agenda of the event is under development and still open for proposals and input. Iinformation about preparation process, agenda elaboration, registration and practicalities will be published on the event’s website: http://helcom.ru/baltic_sea_day/2020_year.