Priority 2 ‘Efficient management of natural resources’ supports transnational cooperation enhancing capacity of public authorities and practitioners to ensure better environmental status of the Baltic Sea Region waters and to strengthen the resource-efficient growth. It will help in developing integrated approaches to reducing nutrient loads and decreasing discharges of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea and the regional inland waters. Moreover, the Priority supports development and testing of governance and funding models as well as technological solutions for production and distribution of renewable energy and for improved energy efficiency. Lastly, it aims at strengthening sustainable and resource-efficient blue growth in the Baltic Sea Region.
Some of the projects within the priority are directly linked with the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and are therefore marked as flagship projects of the Strategy:
Within priority 2, the Programme wants to increase efficiency of water management for reduced nutrient inflows and decreased discharges of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea and the regional waters based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations dealing with water quality issues (specific objective 2.1), increase production and use of sustainable renewable energy based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations involved in energy planning and supply (specific objective 2.2) and to increase energy efficiency based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations involved in energy planning (specific objective 2.3) and to advance sustainable and resource-efficient blue growth based on increased capacity of public authorities and practitioners within the blue economy sectors (specific objective 2.4).
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