CCB & WWF online event “How can regional financial flows in the seascape help support and restore the Baltic Sea?”

Joint side event as part of HELCOM Ministerial Meeting in Lübeck, Germany: online and on-location in Lübeck, Germany, 20 October 14.00-15.30 CET

A healthy ocean provides blue natural capital which our economy, our societies and our future are dependent upon.

In conjunction with the HELCOM Ministerial Meeting to adopt the updated Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB) along with WWF invited high-level ministers, finance representatives and NGOs together to discuss how regional investments in the seascape can help support and restore the Baltic Sea.

Our speakers showcased the financial flows of the main blue economy sectors in the Baltic and our panel discussed how Baltic Sea countries can align their financial investments to support a Sustainable Blue Economy while delivering to the agreed HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan 2021-2030.


Introduction by:

  • Dr. Lilian Busse – Head of the Division of Environmental Health and the Protection of Ecosystems at the German Environment Agency, HELCOM Chair 2020-2022

Our speakers and their presentations:

Our panel:

  • Andreea Strachinescu – Head of Unit responsible for Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment
  • Dr. Dennis Fritsch – Sustainable Blue Economy Initiative Lead, UNEP FI
  • Christopher Flensborg – Head of Climate and Sustainable Finance Business
    Development, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB)
  • Valerie de Liedekerke – Manager & Interim Director, WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme (BEP)

Panel moderator:

  • Mikhail Durkin – Executive Secretary, Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB)

Download the agenda and speakers & panelists bio here.

Extra materials

Global value at risk report:


Registrations are closed.

Only registered participants were able to ask questions to the panellists.

In-person location: Atlantic hotel, Schmiedestraße 9-15, Lübeck, Germany


A Livestream was made available the 20 October 14.00 on CCB YouTube channel.




Federica Pastore, CCB Communication Officer:

Hannah Griffiths Berggren, Communications Manager for the Baltic Programme: