Event

Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region - International Conference

Organised and coordinated by Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP, Co-Chair European Green Party.

At this international conference, which will take place in Rostock, Germany on June 14 and 15, representatives from business, politics, civil society and academia from all the countries of the Baltic Sea region will discuss and examine the topic "Green Growth" from a variety of viewpoints.

- Which perspectives exist in the different states?
- Which approaches are being pursued?
- Which problems and constraints for Green Growth can be observed? 

Friday, 14th of June
10.00 a.m.: Introduction
Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chair of the European Green Party and Member of the European Parliament
Jürgen Suhr, Chair of the Green Parliamentary Group in the Regional Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
 
10.15 a.m.: Welcome Speeches
Claudia Müller, Co-Chair of the German Green Party Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Holger Matthäus, Senator Building and Environment, Hanseatic City Rostock
10.30 a.m.: Keynote “Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region” – Strategies, Problems, Possibilities in Schleswig- Holstein”
Dr. Robert Habeck, Minister of Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas Schleswig-Holstein
 
11.15 a.m.: Panel discussion “Different perspectives in the Baltic Sea Region – do we have a common target?”
Dr. Robert Habeck, Minister of Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas Schleswig-Holstein
Valdur Lahtvee, Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn
Jürgen Suhr, Chair of the Green Parliamentary Group in the Regional Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Stephan Müchler, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden and President of the Baltic Sea Chambers of Commerce Association
Maxi Nachtigall, Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States Expert Group on Sustainable Development (Baltic21)
Presented by: Tobias Etzold, German Institute for International and Security Affairs Berlin

12.45 p.m.: Lunch (Buffet)
 
2.30 p.m.: Workshops
 
Workshop ENERGY
Dr. Martynas Nagevicius, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Renewable Resources
Martin Rekasch, Head of Department Energy in the Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and State Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Vladimir Sliviak, Co-Chair of the Russian Environmental Group Ecodefense, Kaliningrad
Presented by: Johann-Georg Jaeger, Spokesman on Energy in the Green Parliamentary Group in the Regional Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
 
Workshop MARITIME INDUSTRY
Björn Pistol, Maritime Industry Expert
Presented by: Angela Schultz-Zehden, General Manager sustainable-projects GmbH Berlin
 
Workshop TOURISM
Wolfgang Günther, Institute for Tourism and Research in Northern Europe
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Steingrube, University of Greifswald, Institute of Geography
Bernd Fischer, Tourism Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Jörg Schmiedel, Coordinator Baltic Green Belt (requested)
Presented by: Jochen Lamp, WWF Baltic Sea Office
 
Workshop RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE BALTIC SEA
Anja Schillhaneck, Spokeswoman on Science, Research and Technology of the Green Parliamentary Group in the Regional Parliament of Berlin
Georg Niekelski, Baltic Sea Foundation Greifswald
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bathmann, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
Presented by: Katharina Fegebank, Chair of the German Green Party Hamburg
 
5.30 p.m.: Coffee break
 
6.00 p.m.: Report “Green Growth as a topic of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference”
Bernd Voß, Spokesman on Europe of the Green Parliamentary Group of the Regional Parliament in Schleswig-Holstein
Comments:
Linas Balsys, Member of the Lithuanian Parliament, Chairman of the Lithuanian Green Party
Hans Manzke, Association of the Entrepreneurs Associations Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
 
7.00 p.m.: Dinner (Buffet)
 
 
Saturday, 15th of Juni
9.30 a.m.: Discussion on the results of the Workshops
Reinhard Bütikofer, Jürgen Suhr and the moderators of the workshops

10.00 a.m.: Keynote „Perspectives for Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region“
Ville Niinistö, Minister of the Environment Finland
Comments:
Ewa Kos, Member of Regional Parliament of the Voivodeship Western Pomerania
Mats Pertoft, Spokesman on Taxation of the Green Parliamentary Group in the Swedish Parliament
 
12.00 noon: End of the Conference

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For further information you can contact Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP, Office Schwerin, Germany
Phone +49 8574209989
email: philip.engler@gruene-europa.de 

More information, program and registration is on the website of Reinhard Bütikofer.

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