Delegation of the Ministry of Russia took part in the 6th Summit "Baltic Development Forum" and the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
The event, held in Turku (Finland), was attended by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi Ryyvas, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn, Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Twomey, Minister of Economic Development of Finland Vapavuori Yang, Minister Finnish Environment Mikko Niina, members of the Finnish Parliament, representatives of environmental agencies, business and academic circles of the Baltic region.
According to the director of the Department of International Cooperation Ministry of Russia Nuritdinov Inamova high level representation of participants indicates that international interest in the Baltic Sea as one of the most promising and fastest growing regions in Europe, remains a priority for the European Union and Russia.
In his speech N.Inamov also noted the role of the creation of the St. Petersburg initiative, the establishment of which was supported by the heads of government of the Baltic Sea in the Baltic Sea Forum in April 2013 in St. Petersburg. Caused the interest among example of combining the efforts of business and scientific community for the development of non-governmental organizations, public-private cooperation for the benefit of practical ecology of the Baltic Sea region. N.Inamov stressed the importance of attention to environmental projects from large companies, whose activities are related to the use of natural resources in the region, including across borders.
N.R.Inamov drew attention to the problem of the negative impact of maritime transport on water quality is a priority of cooperation between the countries of the Baltic Sea. A landmark event, according to him was holding April 28, 2014 in the Ministry of Russia International Conference on Green Sea Transport ("green shipping") as part of the "St. Petersburg initiative."
During the conference, the parties discussed the technological and design solutions in the field of maritime transport and greening infrastructure, financing projects in environmentally friendly shipping, the role of public-private partnerships in support of environmental projects for the use of alternative fuels. Development of high-tech projects in this area focuses on translation of maritime transport on the use of environmentally friendly fuels. The conference showed willingness to take action aimed at improving the ecological status of the Baltic Sea and the transformation of the region until 2020 in a model for "green shipping". Particular importance is given to the development of dialogue at the level of public-private partnership in accordance with the priorities of sustainable development and "green" economy.
In the context of promoting environmental well-being of marine ecosystems and sustainable economic growth in the region, an important initiative of the Finnish side acts of Turku, Finland, which is a center of shipbuilding and the initiator of the Finnish environmental program "blue growth".
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