A new analysis on the progress of the Commitments has been published. BSAG is in continuous contact with the Commitment makers and follows on a regular basis how Commitments progress. The new report focuses on the overview of all Commitments made by the February 10 2016.
A total 282 Commitments have been collected since 2009, excluding the Commitments by all Baltic Sea Countries. By the end of this calculation period 188 Commitments have been completed. At the moment, there are 70 active and ongoing Commitments. In addition to active and completed Commitments, 24 Commitments have been cancelled during the years.
Nutrient cycling, which has been emphasized by BSAG during past couple of years, has a major role in Commitments made in 2015. Over 80% percent of Commitments made in this calculation period are focusing on nutrient use or nutrient cycling. By focusing on nutrient use and cycling BSAG aims on decreasing the Baltic Sea’s external nutrient load by reducing nutrient leaks to the Baltic Sea and recycle the nutrients which would be harmful to water bodies, back to proper use.
Commitments have been made by private, public and third sector actors as well as individuals. The private sector represents the largest number of Commitments but also e.g. schools, research facilities and foundations have made Commitments. BSAG has also facilitated two Baltic Sea Summits which has led to Commitments from 11 Baltic Sea States.