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Baltic Sea Future congress 2017

Here you find a summary from the first Baltic Sea Future congress, 2017.
Read about the speakers and take part in their presentations from their appearance

Program 2017 (pdf)

Key notes and speakers 2017

Presentations from some of the speakers


A common vision and understanding of the challenges faced in the Baltic Sea region

For a factbased worldview »
Olof Gränström & Mikael Arevius, Gapminder Foundation


Connecting the dots between local, regional and global

Various policies, one goal: clean Baltic waters »
Monica Stankiewicz, HELCOM

Public sector enablers to support sustainable growth »
Jakob Granit, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM)

Implementing Sustainable Development Goals in the Baltic Sea Region – joint visions and actions »
Krista Kampus, Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat (CBSS)

Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region »
Fredrik Lind, Boston Consulting Group
Barbara Jackson, Race for the Baltic


Vision of a sustainable Baltic Sea – Ambitious implementation cases

- Eutrophication – actions to reduce nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea

How effective are created or restored freshwater wetlands for nitrogen and phosphorus removal? »
Magnus Land, EVIEM/Stockholm Environment Institute

Municipal collaboration for effective marine environmental monitoring in the Stockholm archipelago »
Göran Andersson, Svealands Coastal Water Management Association

Innovative farmers leading the way – Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award »
Ottilia Thoreson, WWF
Jan-Christer Carlsson, Nackunga Farm, Hölö

Remediation of Björnöfjärden – a eutrophic bay in the Baltic Sea »
Linda Kumblad & Emil Rydin, BalticSea2020

Local Actions for a Sustainable Baltic Sea (Eutrophication as a resource): Municipality of Västervik
Gun Lindberg & Dennis Wiström, Municipality of Västervik

- Hazardous substances - actions to reduce pollution to the Baltic Sea

Chemical contamination of the Baltic Sea in a changing society »
Magnus Breitholtz, Stockholm University, ACES

Cities of Baltic Sea Countries – innovative strategies for decreasing emissions of hazardous substances through upstream measures »
Tonie Wickman, City of Stockholm

Minimizing discharges of toxic substances from leisure boats – effective ways to cooperate and get results »
Lina Petersson, Swedish Transport Agency
Brita Eklund, Stockholm University

- Marine habitats, biodiversity and fisheries – actions to reduce negative degradation in the Baltic Sea

Marine Spatial Planning in practice: How underwater inventories can support conservation and sustainable use of the sea? »
Markku Viitasalo, Finnish Environment Institute

Need for a broader ecosystem view in Baltic fisheries management »
Gustaf Almqvist, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

A journey from a quantitative fishing to a qualitatively fishing »
Bengt Larsson, FiskOnline


The potential of law and multi-level regulation concerning the Baltic Sea environment in local contexts

Complexity in Water Governance: Local Experiences of Regional Trends in the Baltic Sea Region »
Maria Osbeck, Stockholm Environment Institute,
Nils Höglund, Coalition Clean Baltic


Interreg programmes in the Baltic Sea region: The role of and need for cooperation and funding in shaping the Blue Economy and connectivity of the Baltic Sea region

- Innovation and cooperation for reducing negative impacts from source to sea

Future Proofing Stockholm’s Wastewater Treatment »
Fredrik Åkesson, GE Water

Enhancing innovative cooperation - symbiotic partnership network as a way to promote nutrient cycling and mitigate eutrophication »
Paula Biveson, Baltic Sea Action Group

Network power for a local Baltic Sea work
Salla-Maria Lauttamäki


Climate change, the food-water nexus and the psycology behind change

Climate psycology: what creates change, motivation and innovation? »
Per-Espen Stoknes, Norwegian Business School

Global futures and the Baltic Sea futures »
Kari Hytiääinen, University of Helsinki

Orchestrating transformation by learning in the Baltic Sea Region: transcending the controversies, and revealing the synergies, in the nexus between water, food and energy »
Neil Powell, Uppsala University

Co-producing a roadmap for accelerating transtions to sustainable development in the Stockholm region »
Sara Borgström, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm

Steps and tools for sustainable consumption »
Andreas Berggren, Fazer Group


The importance of innovative and visionary leadership

How to organize multilevel governance, and multilevel co-operation in policymaking, law- and rulemaking, effectiveness and in learning »
Bo Andersson, The Nordic Association in Sweden

Leadership for Growth and Climate Neutral Turku 2040 »
Aleksi Randell, City of Turku

The Baltic Sea Challenge as an Instrument for Leadership »
Päivi Kippo-Edlund, City of Helsinki

Water Democracy »
Dariusz Szwed, Municipality of Slupsk

The vision of Europe’s greenest city, Leadership & innovation by Växjö municipality for reaching SDGs and Agenda2030 goals »
Bo Frank, Municiaplity of Växjö


Innovation – good examples of techniques

Intensive pig production in balance with the environment (IPP) »

Conrad Stralka, BalticSea2020

Swedish Algae Factory – a successful collaboration »
Angela Wulff, Swedish Algae Factory


Sustainable financing

Nordic Investment Bank – Financing the Future of the Baltic Sea action »
Patrik Marckert, Nordic Investment Bank

Financing the transition: Green loans and local government climate »
Björn Bergstrand, Swedish local government debt office (Kommuninvest)

How can the financial sector contribute to a sustainable Baltic Sea future? »
Klas Eklund, SEB Group

Providing finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects »
Alexander Schenk, European Investment Bank




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