UNEP presents report on Baltic Sea at BSSSC meeting in Sweden
The United Nations Environmental Program presented its Global International Waters Assessment (UNEP-GIWA) report on the Baltic Sea on Friday during the 12th annual session of the Baltic Sea States Sub-regional Cooperation organization in Malmo, Sweden.
The report identifies two key issues for the improvement of the environment of the Baltic Sea: the integration of ecological and agricultural policies, and Russia’s involvement in the European Union’s Water Framework Directive.
The report suggests an increased integration between environmental and agricultural activities through encouraging cooperation programs. Baltic Sea countries have also been advised to improve mutual cooperation in fishing policy.
The Baltic Sea States Sub-regional Cooperation organization was established in 1993, aimed at improving sub-regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea countries which includes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
This is an excerpt from a longer article in the St Petersburg Times. To read the whole article click here.
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