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Baltic 2030 Action Plan introduced at the Forum of Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia

More than 1200 participants joined the XVI All-Russia Forum of Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia on 23-24 October 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. CBSS was a strategic partner of the Forum, and brought the BSR dimension into the discussions as well as supported the exchange of knowledge among macro-regional stakeholders.

On the 23 of October CBSS Baltic 2030 co-moderated the session “Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies of Cities and Regions: From Talk to Work”, introduced Baltic 2030 Action Plan and discussed good examples of sustainability in practice at the local level from Russia, Finland, Denmark, and Norway. For information on the session and presentations, follow the link in Russian or English.

On the 24 of October, the opening plenary “Strategies of Russia’s Regions: Contributing to 2030 Global Agenda and Achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals” featured high-level speakers from the Russian Federal level. The plenary was interactive and allowed participants to vote, choosing 5 SDGs that are most important for Russia, while panelists provided comments on the results. Find more information on the panelists in Russian and English.

Baltic 2030 also participated in the session “Why has the green topic become state strategy”, reflecting on the role of the Environmental Security Strategy until 2025 endorsed by the Federal Government on the 20th April 2017 and how it contributes to the implementation of 2030 Agenda and raising awareness on environmental objectives. Find more information on the topics of the discussion in Russian and English.

The panel “The Green Vector of Technological Breakthrough: Implementation Tools for Sustainable Development Strategies of Cities and Regions”, opened and co-moderated by CBSS, discussed the role of green technologies and innovation to achieve sustainability in Russia and in the Baltic Sea Region. In connection with the project Towards Baltic 2030 – From Talk to Work and to the Baltic cleantech alliance, participants shared good practices and experience accumulated in St. Petersburg and in the BSR. For more information on the panel, read in Russian and English.