Sustainable Development – Baltic 2030
We believe that all levels of society must share responsibility and participate in finding sustainable solutions. With its multi-stakeholder, the network Baltic 2030 is continuously building purpose-oriented partnerships, commissioning studies, conducting trainings, facilitating projects and providing policy input.
History The Baltic Sea cooperation on sustainable development goes back to 1996 when the Prime Ministers of the CBSS countries initiated the “Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region -Baltic 21″, as a regional expression of the global Agenda 21 adopted by the United Nations Earth Summit. The Baltic 21 Action Programme was adopted by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs in 1998 and of 1 January 2010 Baltic 21 was integrated into the CBSS as an Expert Group on Sustainable Development – Baltic 21. In 2010-2015, the CBSS Sustainable Development Strategy was the main guiding document for sustainability cooperation for the CBSS member countries.
The Way Forward The framework of current global processes forms the general bases for our future co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region. On 25th of September, the UN General Assembly adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. On 6 June 2016 the high level representatives of the CBSS countries reaffirmed their commitment to jointly realize the vision of sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region, in alignment with the 2030 Agenda and decided to elaborate an Action Plan of cooperative and synergistic work on sustainable development – “Baltic 2030” to identify the thematic areas and collaborative actions where complementary or supplemental dialogues are needed. Vital for this development is to engage stakeholders across the region and across sectors in a dialogue on opportunities and challenges on implementation the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at macro-regional level. Along the path ahead, Baltic 2030 wants to work together with a growing number of partners to set the highest standards for regional development. The Baltic 2030 network is open to stakeholders who are active throughout the Region, have competence in a field that is relevant to sustainable development, and would like to contribute to overall mission of Baltic 2030.