Monday 6 March
08.30 -10.00
Registration, coffee, exhibitions and mingle
Inauguration and welcome speech with representatives from the three
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Minimizing discharges of toxic substances from leisure boats – effective ways to cooperate and get results
Lina Petersson & Brita Eklund, Swedish Transport Agency &
Stockholm University
founding organizations
Her Royal Highness Crownprincess Victoria of Sweden, UN SDG Advocate
Karin Wanngård, City of Stockholm
Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Stockholm University (SU)
Lena Ek, Sustainable Seas Foundation
* Marine habitats, biodiversity and fisheries – actions to reduce negative degradation
in the Baltic Sea
Moderator: Mats Svensson
Sustainable management of coastal and marine biodiversity: Why is it
important and how do we get there?
Sofia Wikström, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
A common vision and understanding of the challenges faced in the
Baltic Sea region
Marine Spatial Planning in practice: How underwater inventories can
support conservation and sustainable use of the sea?
Markku Viitasalo, Finnish Environment Institute
Dialogue with:
Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment, Swedish Government Ministry of Environment and Energy
Åsa Bjering, CPMR – Baltic Sea Commission
Need for a broader ecosystem view in Baltic fisheries management
Gustaf Almqvist, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
Johan Rockström, Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre
For a factbased worldview
Angling – the ecosystem-based fishing industry
Markus Lundgren, Swedish Anglers Association
Olof Gränström & Mikael Arevius, Gapminder Foundation
11.50-13.00 Lunch, exhibition and mingle
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)
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
Implementing Sustainable Development Goals in the Baltic Sea
Region – joint visions and actions
Krista Kampus, Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat (CBSS)
Nils Höglund, Coalition Clean Baltic
Panel discussions
Coffee, exhibition and mingle
Vision of a sustainable Baltic Sea – Ambitious implementation
14.30-15.45 Parallell sessions *:
* Eutrophication – actions to reduce nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea
Moderator: Gun Rudquist
Coffee, exhibition and mingle
17.30-18.15 Parallell sessions*:
* 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
Demonstrating how soft cooperation measures relating to the blue economy and cross-border connectivity can pave the way for investments and growth in the Baltic Sea region
Linda Reinholdsson, Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak Programme
Current state of research on eutrophication of the Baltic Sea
Annika Svanbäck, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
Igor Kaniecki, Interreg South Baltic Programme
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
Lolita Gedo, ENI Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Programme
Ari Brozinski, Interreg Central Baltic Programme
* Innovation and cooperation for reducing negative impacts from source to sea
Moderator: Gun Rudquist
Future Proofing Stockholm’s Wastewater Treatment
Fredrik Åkesson, GE Water
Innovative farmers leading the way – Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award
Ottilia Thoreson, WWF & Jan-Christer Carlsson, Nackunga Farm, Hölö
The Baltic Sea Challenge: Network power for local Baltic Sea work
Salla-Maria Lauttamäki, Centrum Balticum Foundation
Remediation of Björnöfjärden – a eutrophic bay in the Baltic Sea
Linda Kumblad & Emil Rydin, BalticSea2020
Enhancing innovative cooperation - symbiotic partnership network as a way to promote nutrient cycling and mitigate eutrophication
Paula Biveson, Baltic Sea Action Group
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
Moderator: Johan Kuylenstierna
Rights and opportunities for civil society to participate and push for effective implementation of “Baltic Sea law”
Jonas Ebbesson, Stockholm University, Dept. Of Law
Complexity in Water Governance: Local Experiences of Regional Trends in the Baltic Sea Region
Maria Osbeck, Stockholm Environment Institute
Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region
Fredrik Lind & Barbara Jackson, Boston Consulting Group & Race for the Baltic
Coffee, exhibition and mingle
* Innovation and leadership – how the shipping industry can contribute to a
sustainable Baltic Sea region
Moderator: Johan Kuylenstierna
Chemical contamination of the Baltic Sea in a changing society
Magnus Breitholtz, Stockholm University, ACES
How municipalities can support sustainable shipping!
Fredrik Larsson, Sweship
Cities of Baltic Sea Countries – innovative strategies for decreasing emissions of hazardous substances through upstream measures
Tonie Wickman, City of Stockholm
MarinePaq – How to purify hazardous scrub water
Dirk Martin, MarinePaq
BLASTIC-project – Reducing plastic waste and, thereby, the inflow of hazardous substances into the Baltic Sea
Pekka Salminen, City of Turku
Reduction of pharmaceutical residues in waste water at Linköping WWTP, Nykvarnsverket
Anna Lövsén, Tekniska Verken Linköping
Panel discussion:
Monika Stankiewicz (HELCOM), Fredrik Larsson and Dirk Martin
Visit to ”Allt för sjön” fair
Dinner and mingle
Tuesday 7 March
Climate change, the food-water nexus and the psycology
behind change
STOCK H O LM 2 017
Innovation – good examples of techniques
Climate psycology: what creates change, motivation and innovation?
Conrad Stralka, BalticSea2020
Per-Espen Stoknes, Norwegian Business School
Swedish Algae Factory – a successful collaboration
Angela Wulff, Swedish Algae Factory
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
Coffee, exhibition and mingle
Sustainable financing
Saied Ezmailzadeh, Serendipity Group
From momentum to transformation: The role of independent research
Cecilia Repinsky, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum)
Co-producing a roadmap for accelerating transtions to sustainable development in the Stockholm region
Sara Borgström, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm
Nordic Investment Bank – Financing the Future of the Baltic Sea action
Patrik Marckert, Nordic Investment Bank
Steps and tools for sustainable consumption
Andreas Berggren, Fazer Group
Intensive pig production in balance with the environment (IPP)
Financing the transition: Green loans and local government climate
Björn Bergstrand, Swedish local government debt office (Kommuninvest)
Coffee, exhibition and mingle
The importance of innovative and visionary leadership
Klas Eklund, SEB Group
How to organize multilevel governance, and multilevel co-operation
Alexander Schenk, European Investment Bank
in policymaking, law- and rulemaking, effectiveness and in learning
Bo Andersson, The Nordic Association in Sweden
Jakub Fedorowicz Interreg, South Baltic Programme
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
Lunch, exhibition and mingle
Wrap up and conclusions
Andris Andrusaitis, BONUS
Åsa Bjering, CPMR - Baltic Sea Commission
Göran Lindstedt, Sustainable Seas Foundation
Björn Grönholm, Union of the Baltic Cities
Thomas Johansson, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Alexander Schenk, European Investment Bank