News on Water

Germany hands over HELCOM chairmanship to Latvia

For a healthy and sustainably used Baltic Sea

Latvia will assume the two-year rotational chairmanship of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) on 1 July 2022. Germany’s Chair focused on biodiversity and climate, sought solutions for unexploded ordnance and underwater noise and extended measures to combat pollution of the Baltic Sea through eutrophication, hazardous substances and marine litter. read more



view on Baltic Sea by  Prerow

Healthy oceans and coasts are today more important than ever before. They provide food and raw materials, serve people as recreational areas, are habitat for numerous species, but also shipping routes for world trade; and finally, they act as an important “buffer” for the global climate. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

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