On 14-15 May the parliamentarians of the Baltic States participated in the 8th and final meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Climate Change and Biodiversity in Gdańsk.
During the meeting, the parliamentarians of the Baltic Sea states discussed many issues related to climate and its biodiversity. Numerous experts informed about their expierience and good practices. For example, representative from the Slovinski National Park Grzegorz Kupczak informed about cooperation between biosphere reserves and about “Biosphere for Baltic” - a joint commitment initiated in June 2017 during the UN Ocean Conference, which also includes biosphere reserves from Estonia and Latvia.
Nuclear energy perspectives and concerns, as well as the creation of small modular reactors (SMR) were also discussed as Poland sees SMRs as the optimal way for replacing the old systems and for optimising the lack of energy resources in the near future. Prof. Dr hab. Wacław Gudowski from the National Center for Nuclear Research emphasized that nuclear fuel is efficient as one fuel pellet can supply energy to one household for a whole year.
The meeting continued with a discussion about the possible recommendations for the 32nd BSPC resolution, as well as the final report.
The delegation of the Baltic Assembly consisted of the Vice Presidents Andrius Kupčinskas and Jānis Vucāns.