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Vilnius hosts first meeting of expert working group Baltics 21

2010-04-13

Vilnius hosts first meeting of expert working group Baltics 21

Vilnius has hosted a meeting of Baltics 21, an expert working group of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. This was the first meeting of the working group established on 1 January this year upon reformation of the so-called Agenda 21 of the Baltic Sea region.

The meeting addressed the 2010–2015 strategy of the reformed working group Baltics 21 and future organisation of its activities. When planning sustainable development implementation actions of Baltics 21 in the Baltic Sea region, the working group focused on climate change, sustainable development of cities and rural areas, sustainable consumption and production, innovations and education issues. The meeting was attended by representatives of Ministries of Environment, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations of Baltic Sea Region States – Estonia, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Russia and Germany.

Baltic Agenda 21 was officially opened by ministers of environment of the region in Saltsjobaden, Sweden, in 1996. It was initiated in pursuit of sustainable development in the region. Governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations of the region as well as international financial institutions cooperate in the implementation of Agenda 21.

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13 April 2010

Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas