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COP 15 statement: neighbours and regions matter!

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7 December 2009 Hopefully the COP 15 Summit in Copenhagen will come very far in setting ambitious and binding targets on green house gas reductions that will have to be implemented by nations. The EU is very well prepared in turning the forthcoming targets into national implementation plans. One aspect needs, however, to be highlighted in this context: the role…

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen’s speech at the BSSSC conference in Ringsted

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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman of the Baltic Development Forum, participated as key-note speaker in the BSSSC Conference 2009. The BSSSC Annual Conference 2009 under the title “Regions taking the Challenge – Between the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and the UN Climate Summit” was held on 13-15 October in Ringsted, Denmark. In his welcoming speech at the conference Uffe Ellemann-Jensen mentioned that…

BDF Chairman on Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region

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BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen today held a speech titled “Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region”at the 7th Annual Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) Conference at Copenhagen Business School. The theme of the Conference was “Leadership responsibility – global outlook and regional sustainability“. Read the speech: Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region The global crisis has hit our Baltic…

BDF offers Summits as Venue for Progress Reporting on EU Strategy

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BDF Chairman proposes to Danuta Hübner, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, that BDF’s Summits become a yearly venue for discussing progress and update on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. At a meeting with EU Commissioner Danuta Hübner’s cabinet 29 April, Director Hans Brask handed over a letter from BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen proposing “that the BDF’s Summit…

BDF advocates Strategy Funding before Members of European Parliament

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BDF encourages Members of European Parliament to allocate targeted funds for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and to raise the question during the elections for the European Parliament. BDF Chairman, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen encourages the European Parliament, and in particular the members of Baltic Europe Intergroup and MEPs of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) in general,  to place…

Clean Tech Business Meeting with Swedish Minister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren

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In order to discuss the creation of a new regional business platform for clean water solutions for the Baltic Sea, Baltic Development Forum invited Swedish Minister for the Environment, Andreas Carlgren and companies in the water sector to an informal round table meeting on 16 April at BDF’s office in Copenhagen. Director Hans Brask introduced the topic by making reference…

COP 14 Statement

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Joint Platform on Energy – Statement for the UN Climate Change Conference Baltic Sea Region Joint Platform on Energy and Climate calls for immediate actions at all levels and regional initiatives in a joint statement to the COP 14/the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland. – Climate change is a challenge that has to be tackled at all levels…

BDF Summit ten years – Greetings from the Chairman

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On Sunday the 10th anniversary Baltic Development Forum will be opened by the Prime Minister of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. It is symbolic that we are back where it once began, here in Copenhagen. Ten years ago, the BDF was founded to create a forum for informal exchange of ideas in order to address the challenges of the 1990’s –…

EU Baltic Sea Strategy – Public Consultations

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Governance structures in the Baltic Sea Region – a Curable Headache The question of governance and institutional capacity of the Baltic Sea Region’s organizations has become a key issue in the political debate about the future EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and implementation of its action plan. At the Baltic Development Forum 2008 Summit, this question will be…

CBSS Secretariat Anniversary

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BDF Chair’s Opening Address at CBSS Anniversary The Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, gave the opening address at the CBSS Secretariat Anniversary celebrations in Stockholm 20 October. “We need to talk together in order to build positions that establish trust rather than fear. And the CBSS is one of the fora that can be used to keep the…