Baltic Sea countries and EU have collectively arrived to the goal of establishing a Baltic Sea NECA, proving an undeniable success in joint cooperation.
The estimated cut in airborne deposition due to these new NECA designations is a significant share of the total airborne load.
This would not have happened if we hadn’t worked together and developed a robust, scientifically based and comprehensive application.
There are currently 174 HELCOM MPAs covering 12% of the marine area, making the Baltic Sea a pioneer region.
The fact that the HELCOM member states send their vessels each year for an international oil drill is globally rather special
Global combat against marine litter can’t succeed without strong support from the Regional Seas Conventions.
Compared to the average total number of flight hours in 2000–2013 in the Baltic Sea area, the decrease is 20%.
The new aquaculture Recommendation would assist the Baltic Sea region in developing this sector in a healthy balance between economical profit and environmental protection.
Baltic Sea still is one of the most polluted sea areas as regards radioactive contamination.
The core issues still to be agreed on by the HELCOM members – nine riparian countries and the EU, relate to nutrients input to the Baltic Sea and establishment of aquaculture facilities in marine protected areas.