Preliminary programme for Baltic Sea Summit in St. Petersburg


News / 1.04.2013

5-6 April 2013, Saint-Petersburg
Corinthia Nevsky Palace Hotel

4th April, Tuesday

11:00 – 21:00 Registration of participants

5th April, Friday
High-level segment

9:30-11:00 Registration, security check (Heads of Government, Ministers, chief executives of international organizations and companies)

11:30 – 14:20  PLENARY SESSION WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION H.E. DMITRY MEDVEDEV AND THE HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE BALTIC SEA STATES

Opening remarks by the moderator of the plenary session
Address by Prime Minister of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Dmitry Medvedev
Addresses by the Heads delegation
Adoption of the final document

14:30 – 16:00 Lunch

16:30- 18:30 The continuation of the plenary session with participation of experts:
Presentations of the Baltic environmental projects, “Saint-Petersburg Initiative”

18:30 Departure for the cultural program
20:00- 22:00 Reception (  by special invitations)

6th April, Saturday

Continuation of Baltic Sea Forum
“Public-Private Partnership in the Baltic Sea Region”
(Participants: representatives of governmental authorities, institutions, business community, environmental and non-governmental organizations)

09:00-9:30 Registration of participants

10:00-12:30 Roundtable discussions
11:15-11:30 coffee break
Meetings are held simultaneously

1. The eutrophication combating in the Baltic Sea Region – environmental impact from municipal treatment plants and industry (Organizing committee on “Saint-Petersburg Initiative”)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Government of St. Petersburg, the Government of Leningrad Oblast, State Unitary Enterprise “Saint-Petersburg water and sewage services”, OJSC “EuroChem”, Nordic Environment Financial Corporation (NEFCO), Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership, Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG)

Moderators: Mr. Nuritdin Inamov, Director, Department of International Cooperation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation; Mr. Feliks Karmazinov, General Director of State Unitary Enterprise “Saint-Petersburg water and sewage services”; Mr. Ilkka Herlin, Chairman of the Baltic Sea Action Group.

2. Environmental component of the economy of the Baltic Sea Region, environmental innovations.

Main aspects of conversion to liquefied natural gas as bunker fuel in Baltic Sea region. (OJSC “Gazprom”/”Nord Stream AG”, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation).

3. Biodiversity conservation and protected areas networks in the Baltic Sea Region
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg State University, WWF-Russia).

4. Maritime spatial planning as a tool for the integrated coastal areas management for the protection of the environment and rational use of natural resources.

The Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, OJSC “Gazprom”, “Maersk”.

13:00– 14:30 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 PLENARY SESSION
Public-Private Partnership in the Baltic Sea Region
Saint-Petersburg Initiative on implementation of the Baltic Sea Forum decisions Opening address by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation –Mr. Sergey Donskoy Addresses by representatives of:
-Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
-Secretariat of HELCOM
-Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG)
-Presentations by the moderators of Roundtable discussions
-Exchange of opinions. Addresses by representatives of the Baltic Sea states delegations and business community.
Establishment of Saint-Petersburg Initiative on implementation of the Baltic Sea Forum decisions. Steering Committee elections.

Official closing of the Baltic Sea Summit

17:00-17:15 Coffee break

17:30 – 19:00 Bilateral meetings

17:30– 21:30 Cultural programme (excursions)​

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