The programme “Building Capacity and Involvement of Civil Society in Environmental and Natural Resources Management in North West Russia and the Barents Sea” was developed through a consultative and participatory process between Coalition Clean Baltic, WWF Russia and WWF Sweden and in cooperation with WWF’s Baltic Ecoregion Programme (BEP). It was implemented in the Russian part of the Baltic Sea Region and the Barents Region where the competition over natural resources is increasing and the resource base is at risk.
The BBNPP Programme facilitated the development and capacity building of the partners’ organisations involved in its implementation,
improved cooperation and communication between the actors in the region, developed new and boosted existing expertise, and enhanced
the interaction of different stakeholders in Baltic Sea region. Over a three-year period, awareness and knowledge of local people and civil society actors about several environmental and nature protection issues have been enhanced; ecosystem-based approaches have been incorporated in the Luga and Neman river basin management, and programme participants became familiar with and implemented components of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and sustainable coastal management.
Based on the Programme partners´ contribution, their annual reports, the monitoring and evaluation assessment of the project activities, a final report has been developed and it presents the final results of more than three years’ work on the Programme.
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