Baltic Rim Economies 1/2021
A special issue on the Baltic Sea protection
Published on the 25th of February 2021
“Climate change affects marine life and increases nutrient loss from the catchment area. Although work to improve the state of the Baltic Sea has been carried out for several decades, much still needs to be done.”
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change,
Ministry of the Environment,
“We have truly lived through extraordinary times for over a year now. Although practically the whole world has had to concentrate on fighting the pandemic, the fundamental challenge of the whole humankind has not changed: climate change and the sustainability of our planet.”
City of Turku,
“The recently published EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy has put Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the spotlight as one of the focus areas in order to achieve the set targets for renewable energy production. MSP is a tool and an instrument to balance various interests in the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, the MSP process is an enabler for blue growth, increasing competitiveness and achieving European climate targets, while still ensuring environmental protection of the marine areas.”
Spatial Planning Expert,
EUSBSR PA Spatial Planning Coordinator,
“The Archipelago Sea located in Southwest Finland consists of thousands of islands and is a unique place in many ways. No wonder that the Archipelago is one of the most popular places to spend summers, both inland and on the sea. It is also a place many people call their home. But unfortunately not all news is good: the shallow Archipelago Sea has become one of the most polluted part of the Baltic Sea, and is the last HELCOM Hotspot in Finland.”
Centrum Balticum Foundation,
Baltic Rim Economies 1/2021 includes the following Expert articles
Krista Mikkonen: State of the Baltic Sea is a priority to the Finnish government
Minna Arve: Sustainability as the policy framework
Brita Bohman: Updating the Baltic Sea Action Plan
Anna Törnroos: The Decade for oceans and humanity
Mati Kahru: The changing Baltic Sea
Karoliina A. Koho: Towards a “green” future of the Baltic Sea
Maciej Zalewski: Green Deal – Ecohydrological nature-based solutions for improvement of Baltic ecological status
Aija Caune, Mikhail Durkin & Nils Höglund: Hope, stability and protection
Hannu Klemola: Vulnerable sea needs voluntary work to support common vision
Liene Gaujeniete: Maritime spatial planning for improved environment in the Baltic Sea
Kalervo Väänänen: Recycling is a key to the sustainable marine ecology and economy
Tarja Haaranen: Blue bioeconomy – a sustainable path for resource utilisation
Kirsi Kostamo & Minna Pekkonen: Offsetting – new possibilities for sustainable economic growth?
Staffan Lund: Reaching further for cleaner water and rural development
Liisa Pietola: Climate change challenges water protection in agriculture
Katarzyna Fidler: Is Estonia’s timber industry barking up the wrong tree?
Mikko Jokinen: Is COVID-19 driven shutdown of Danish fur industries alarming signal for the Baltic Sea eutrophication?
Jukka Mehtonen: Better management of hazardous chemicals
Noora Perkola: Reducing pharmaceutical emissions to Baltic Sea
Jorma Kämäräinen: IMO regulations and winter navigation
Joacim Johannesson: Baltic Sea regional cooperation for better maritime spatial planning
Sari Repka: Maritime governance and shipping
Jouni Lappalainen & Valtteri Laine: Risk management in maritime transport in the Baltic Sea demands committed regional cooperation
Rami Metsäpelto: Safe and smoothly running maritime transport requires a shared digital situational awareness
Ida-Maja Hassellöv: Increased environmental pressure from ships
Henrik Ringbom: Why are we so timid on ship-source pollution?
Dani Lindberg: Tackling food waste, a shipping company’s perspective
Rasmus Uglebjerg With & Josefine Eva Lilly Pallesen: Sustainable shipping in the Baltic Sea Region
Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen: Future path for shipping fraught with peril?
Nerijus Blažauskas: Marine research boosts the marine economy in Lithuania
Jaakko Ruola & Kari Veijonen: Finland’s national treasure the Archipelago Sea is in danger
Maija Mussaari: Building up biodiversity capital
Anne-Marget Hellén: Sustainable tourism requires cooperation
Juulia Räikkönen & Ilari E. Sääksjärvi: Biodiversity research and science tourism
Hanna-Mari Kuhmonen: Sustainable tourism in archipelagos
Tiina Rinne-Kylänpää: Naantali – a gateway to the archipelago
Katriina Siivonen: Cultural sustainability in the archipelago
Heidi Arponen: Mapping the underwater nature provides tools for the marine conservation and management of marine protected areas
Sander Loite & Jonne Kotta: Profitable mussel farms can clean up the Baltic Sea – just a dream or the real deal?
Markku Saiha: Herring with driftnets
Markku Lappalainen: Eagles and seals are back, but the sea is still feeling bad
Minna Pappila & Charlotta Zetterberg: Ecological compensations as an emerging protection tool
Minna Sarvi: Towards sustainability in manure and nutrient use
Penina Blankett: VELMU data have many uses
Sari Luostarinen: Manure data as a prerequisite to its sustainable use
Baltic Rim Economies review is co-funded by the Centrum Balticum Foundation, the City of Turku, the John Nurminen Foundation, the Turku Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Turku.
The University of Turku, the Pan-European Institute or the sponsors of this review are not responsible for the opinions expressed in the Expert articles.
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