OUR FOCUS: SUSTAINABILITY
We find and develop creative and practical solutions for sustainable development, facilitate them and make them grow:
Ensuring prosperous economies, healthy societies and dynamic ecosystems in a balanced and integrated manner Baltic 21 works with all aspects of sustainable development. This means that we are not just targeting purely environmental issues, but also social and economic actions in an integrated way. For the period 2010–2015, we are focused on four strategic areas:
- Climate change
- Sustainable urban and rural development
- Sustainable consumption and production.
- Innovations and education for sustainable development
Today, we work together in a network of about 200 partners on eco-innovation, education for sustainable development, promoting bio-energy, adapting to climate change and more. We bring together experts from governmental organizations, NGOs and other stakeholders. Together we develop hands-on projects and turn results into policy recommendations.
PROJECT – TO – POLICY APPROACH
Baltic 21 has a project-to-policy approach which means that we transform the findings or outcomes of a Lighthouse Project into general policy recommendations that can be applied in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond. These recommendations are introduced and promoted on different political levels such as national governments, the European Commission and the United Nations.
The CBSS Secretariat has observer status with the EU Network for Sustainable Development, ESDN and has previously been accredited to and participated at past sessions of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and Rio +20 Earth Summit in 2012.
Read the Rio+20 final outcome document: The Future We Want
CBSS-Baltic 21 is also an associated member with ENSI – the Environment and Schools Initiative, promoting the practical application of Education for Sustainable Development.