Sustainable Development

The Expert Group on Sustainable Development is made up of officials from relevant ministries of the CBSS Member States. Together, the Expert Group has gained more than 20-years of experience in working on sustainability policies.

The Expert Group on Sustainable Development is made up of officials from relevant ministries of the CBSS Member States. Together, the Expert Group has gained more than 20-years of experience in working on sustainability policies within the Baltic Sea Region through knowledge-sharing, outreach and project work. 

There are no borders in nature and the countries in the Baltic Sea Region face the same specific risks and challenges – most of them can only be solved if we work together.

We believe that all levels of society must share responsibility and participate in finding sustainable solutions. 

That is why we are continuously building purpose-oriented partnerships, commissioning studies, conducting trainings, facilitating projects and providing policy input to strengthen sustainability practices and climate adaptation processes. Currently, our main goal is to translate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into local objectives for the Baltic Sea Region.

Facts & Figures

  • Around 50 national coordinators, key experts and EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region officials have taken part in the three modules of the the Baltic Leadership Programme on 2030 Agenda. The capacity building programme is specifically designed for the leaders of national and macro-regional implementation of SDGs in the Baltic Sea Region. 
  • The Baltic 2030 Capacity-Building Programme – Localizing the SDGs, provided a platform for sub-national actors to understand their role in the promotion of the SDGs and gathered more than 60 experts of strategic planning and sustainable development from 12 different countries.
  • Has published more than 30 reports on Sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region.