Baltic Sea Action Group

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Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) is an independent foundation that does concrete work on behalf of the Baltic Sea, one of the most polluted seas in the world. BSAG is based in Helsinki, Finland but it operates throughout the entire Baltic Sea area.

BSAG’s[1] methods of operation are innovative and concentrated on problem solving. The foundation is an independent actor with a vast network of professionals for help and guidance. BSAG aims to execute the salvation work of the sea and accelerate the implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan by HELCOM.[2] Operations are carried out with comprehensive co-operation between the private and public sectors throughout the entire Baltic Sea area.

BSAG gathers commitments to action to help the Baltic Sea from all kind of organizations.Commitments can be direct or indirect, financial or non-financial. In the best cases both the Sea and the commitment maker benefit substantially.

In February 2010, BSAG organized Baltic Sea Action Summit[3] together with the president of the Republic of Finland and the prime minister of Finland. The Heads of State and more than 140 companies and organizations around the Baltic Sea made concrete commitments for wellbeing of the Sea. BSAG continues to work on new commitments and follows the old ones.

Baltic Sea Action Summit process materialized next as a high-level Baltic Sea Forum April 5. - 6. 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The forum hosted by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gathered together Prime Ministers and Ministers of Environment of Baltic Sea countries as well as representatives of Russian and international businesses.

Baltic Sea Action Group operates under the Foundation for a Living Baltic Sea to execute concrete projects to restore the sea. The official name of the foundation has been translated into all 14 languages spoken in the Baltic Sea area.