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									                                                                 INTF 9/8, rev


Baltic 21 Industry
TASK FORCE
Ninth meeting (INTF 9)
Warzaw, Poland,
15-16 November 2004


Item 8


The Industry sector - the future role – work of the
Task Force – the Work plan for the Industry sector


Submitted by: Lead Party Sweden
Required action: Decision


The most important occurrences that influence on the Work Plan of are the Prime
Ministers Summit meeting in June 2004 and the new Baltic 21 Strategy Guidelines
decided by SOG 21. The enlargement of the EU is also of significant importance for the
Baltic 21 cooperation.
The Task Force members are kindly requested to think of the following questions as a
preparation before the meeting.
- Your countries and governments view upon what is important issues to work with,
    within the focus of Baltic 21 Industry sector and sustainable development in the
    light of the new preconditions.
- Working with our networks to find cross-sectorial projects that involves more
    sectors and countries.
- Concrete activities to achieve the ambitions of the new Work plan




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This plan is changed by Lead Party Sweden 2004-11-11

Work plan for the industry sector

                           Baltic 21 Industry Work Plan
                      (1 January 2005 – 31 December 2005).

The Task Force group is a co-ordinating and steering body for the industry
sector within the Baltic 21 program, which was established in March 21–22,
2000.


1.THE VISION OF BALTIC 21 INDUSTRY


A competitive industry in the Baltic Sea region where eco-efficiency and
good working conditions are natural parts.

This is what we work for daily.

Today, the Baltic Sea and parts of the Baltic Sea region are heavily polluted and
there are great differences in social conditions. It is also a market in unbalance
where enterprises compete on different conditions. Although to work with
sustainable development gives a lot of opportunities for new business contacts
as well as improvement of the environmental situation in the Region.

We work for creating conditions for sustainable development of industry.

We work for companies to develop and to compete on equal conditions.

We work for a strong market of eco-efficient products and services.

We work for reducing the negative impact from industry to water, ground and air
to levels at least in line with the estimated carrying capacity of the region with
respect to biodiversity, ecosystem and the use of natural resources.

We work for reducing the dependency on fossil fuels and other none renewable
resources.

We work for a good working environment and safe working sites.

We work for integration of sustainable development into regional policymaking
and focus more on a cross-sectorial approach


2. THE OVERALL GOALS AND TARGETS

2.1 The overall goals (adopted by the Foreign Ministers of the CBSS in June 1998)


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Sustainable development for the industrial sector in the Baltic Sea Region is
maintaining continuity of economic, social, technological and environmental
improvements. This means for the industrial sector in the region:
 Eco-efficiency is reached by the delivery of competitively priced goods and
   services that satisfy human and social needs and bring quality of life while
   progressively reducing ecological impacts and resource intensity throughout
   the life cycle, to a level at least in line with the estimated carrying capacity
   of the Baltic Sea Region with respect to biodiversity, ecosystem and use of
   natural resources.
 The working environment and the industrial safety for the workforce are
   improved.
 Sustainable strategies to resources, processes, products, and services are
   applied.

2.2 Targets

Targets                                                    Target Reached

    A complete Baltic 21 Industry Task Force with            Dec, 2005
     industry- and government representatives from all
     Baltic 21-member countries.

    A continuous support during 2005 from                    Feb, 2005
     responsible Ministers of Baltic 21 Industry where
     support have been achieved.

    Financial resources secured for 2005 for the Task       June, 2005
     Force to be able to work with the Baltic 21 Action
     Programme

    Involvement of industry and trade in Baltic 21           Dec, 2005
     Industry, by:
     - Each country involved in at least three new
         Baltic 21 Industry projects within the scope of
         Action II (Implementation of eco-efficiency in
         industry)
     -   Each country involved in at least three new
         Baltic 21 Industry projects within the scope of
         Action III (Extended and improved co-operation
         on research and development, knowledge and
         technology transfer in the Baltic Sea Region)

    Joint Action 5 is prioritised by the GSEO (Group         Dec, 2005
     of Senior Energy Officials) within the Council of
     the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).

    Activities on procurement of technologies in the         Dec, 2005
     bio mass field have been performed in the new
     democracies.




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3. THE INDUSTRY ACTION PROGRAMME




Activities                                                             Target

Activity 3.1                                                         July, 2005
To send a letter for political support, signed by the Swedish and
Russian Ministers responsible for the industry sector, to all
involved countries. or a letter from state secretary????

Responsible:
Mr Sven Sjögren, Sweden.


Activity 3.2
To inform about Baltic 21 Industry at top-political level when      Continuously
there is an opportunity.

Responsible:
Each Task Force member.

Activity 3.3
To develop co-operation with other Baltic 21 sectors for
example through cross-sectorial projects that involves several
sectors as well as working with “Light House Projects”
Activity 3.4
To develop co-operation with Council of the Baltic Sea States
– CBSS especially with the CBSS Working Group of Economic
Co-operation - WGEC




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Activity 3.5
To develop National Information & PR Plans. The plans should              Dec, 2005
present how to involve national key players, industry and other
stakeholders in Baltic 21 Industry and the Joint Action
"Procurement of Technologies". As the conditions differ between
the countries, each Task Force member decides what is
necessary for respective country's Information & PR plan.

Possible activities included in these plans could be:
 Establishment of a National Baltic 21 Industry Sector Task Force or
   reference group.
 Produce information material about Baltic 21 Industry in the native
   language.

Responsible:
Each governmental representative of the Task Force.

Activity 3.6
An improved set of sustainability indicators for the industrial            Yearly
sector in the Baltic Sea Region has been worked out. The Indicator
project will be followed up yearly .

Responsible:
The Baltic 21 Institute for Sustainable Development, with the IVL
as project leader is responsible for the collecting data and the
yearly    follow     up.    Information    can   be   found     at
www.baltic21institute.org


Activity 3.7                                                             June 2005
To perform an international follow-up seminar in spring 2005.

The international seminar should be prepared by national
seminars which should take place before the main seminar.



Responsible:
Each Task Force member will be responsible for the its national
seminar. Poland is responsible for the follow up seminar.

To discuss

Activity 3.8                                                              10th Task
To develop a final proposal what the aim should be of collecting        Force meeting
best practises and how the best practises should be
disseminated. The proposal should also include its field of
application, what information should be presented for each best
practise, and budget. The proposal should be presented at the
next Task Force meeting for decision.

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Responsible:
Mr Arkadiusz Dzierzanowski, Poland and Mr Björn Lundberg,
Sweden.

                                                                       Continously
Activity 3.9
To identify new international activities, with focus on activities
within the scope of Action 2 "Implementation of eco-efficiency in
industry "and Action 3 "Extended and improved co-operation on
research and development, knowledge and technology transfer in
the Baltic Sea Region"

Responsible:
Each Task Force member.


Activity 3.10                                                          Continuously
To produce Project Information Sheets of those projects that
become Baltic 21 projects and to publish them on the Baltic 21
web-site.

Responsible:
The Lead Parties.


Activity 3.11                                                           Dec, 2005
To develop a national presentation material about Baltic 21
Industry and translate it into English. This material should be used
as a base for the production of a common Baltic 21 Industry
Brochure (see activity 3.12).

Responsible:
Each governmental representative of the Task Force.


Activity 3.12                                                           Dec, 2005
To produce a common Baltic 21 Industry Brochure in English.

Responsible:
Who should be responsible of the production of a common
brochure should be decided at a coming Task Force meeting.




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4. JOINT ACTION 5 "PROCUREMENT                    OF    TECHNOLOGIES         FOR
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT"
Pending



5. REPORTING

The Lead Parties should report the Baltic 21 Industry Sector work to the Senior
Official Group (the overall steering body of Baltic 21) when needed. In order for
the Lead Parties to make a proper report input is needed from all Task Force
members.




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Appendix to Baltic 21 Work Plan for the Industry sector



                        The Baltic 21 Industry Sector
The Baltic Sea Region is a fast growing market. However, the various
Baltic Sea countries differ as regards their pre-conditions for directing the
regional economic expansion towards sustainable development.

The vision and actions of Baltic 21 Industry
Based on the rational above the Industry Sector has adopted the following
vision:

A competitive industry in the Baltic Sea region where eco-efficiency and
good working conditions are natural parts

In order to direct the work in the spirit of the vision the Baltic 21 Industry
Action Programme1 is focussed on:

        Favourable framework promotion for business operations
        Development of market-driven tools supporting sustainable
         development
        Market awareness of sustainability effects
        Building co-operation on training, education and research
        Monitoring environmental effects
        Promotion of the investments enhancing sustainable development

Organisation
An overall co-ordinating and steering body for the Baltic 21 Industry Sector is
the Industry Sector Task Force. Its members are representatives of the
Ministries of Economy and enterprises from the countries around the Baltic Sea.
Sweden and Russia are the Lead Parties of the Industry Sector. You will find an
up-to-date list of the members of the steering group on the Baltic 21 website
www.baltic21.org. In Sweden, the Swedish Business Development Agency

1  The Industry Sector Action Programme constitutes of the three specific industry sector actions:
I.                 Improvement of the framework for business operation,
II.                Implementation of eco-efficiency in industry, and
III.               Extended and improved co-operation on research and development, knowledge and technology
                   transfer in the Baltic Sea Region.
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(NUTEK) is responsible for the implementation of Baltic 21 Industry. With
financial resources from the Swedish Government NUTEK promotes
collaborative projects aiming at sustainable growth.

Access to networks
One of the outputs of the Industry Sector is the Baltic 21 Institute for
Sustainable Development. It has been created as a virtual institute linking an
international network between research institutes, universities, professional
organisations, Baltic 21 projects and other initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region.
The aim of the network is to facilitate for small companies to find business
contacts and project ideas. An important part of this virtual industrial research
network is the web site www.baltic21institute.org. Among other things, the
web site hosts a database where it is possible to find projects and potential
partners.

Financing
A total of over three million Euro has been allocated to projects that involve
companies in Sweden and in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland or North-
western Russia. Substantial financial commitments have been made to Baltic 21.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has allocated DKR 1 Million to pre-studies
within Baltic 21 during a 2-year period and the Swedish Government has
allocated SEK 40 Million to Baltic 21 Industry until the year 2005. Several
financial institutions have programmes bearing on Baltic 21 Industry. They are
listed on the Baltic 21 website www.baltic21.org.

Baltic 21 projects
The Baltic 21 projects showing the best practices span over a wide range of
areas - including bio fuel technologies, networking and knowledge exchange.
Projects promoting a sustainable industrial development of the Baltic Sea
Region can apply to become Baltic 21 projects. This means that the project
owner is allowed to refer to the project in question as a Baltic 21 project in
applications for financing or in marketing of the project. Approved Baltic 21
projects do not automatically receive financial support, but the approval can
facilitate their financing, since several large financing bodies are members of
Baltic 21, e.g. the EU, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Investment
Bank, and the World Bank.




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Baltic 21 – an Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region
The Baltic 21 is a multistakeholder process, initiated in 1996 by the Prime
Ministers of the Baltic Sea Region. It involves the eleven countries from the
Baltic Sea Region (the members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS),
the European Commission and a number of intergovernmental organisations,
international financial institutions and international non-governmental
networks. The goals are based on the Vision of a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region
2030.

The Baltic 21 Action Programme “An Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region”
adopted by the CBSS Ministers in 1998 addresses the three dimensions of
sustainable development – the environmental, the social and the economic
aspects – and includes goals and indicators.

The emphasis is on regional co-operation, and the work is focused on seven
economic sectors (agriculture, energy, fisheries, forests, industry, tourism and
transport) as well as on spatial planning and on education.


Baltic 21 Strategy Guidelines
According the Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region, Baltic 21 is obliged to report
to the Prime Ministers approximately every 5th year for consideration and for
decision on any changes or additional action needed. Baltic 21 submitted its
report “Five Years of progress towards sustainable development”, including a
proposal for a new mandate to the Baltic Sea States Summit in Estonia, June
2004.

The Prime Ministers took note of the Baltic 21 Five-Year Report, and underlined
the importance of integrating the principles of sustainable development into
policy making by all relevant stakeholders and expressed their interest in the
Baltic 21-proposed concept of making the Baltic Sea region an Eco-Region for
Sustainable Development covering the economic, ecological and social spheres.
The proposal to the Prime Ministers was brought in line with the summit
conclusions and adopted as the Baltic 21 Strategy Guidelines by the Senior
Officials Group in October 2004.

Important components of the new strategy are the commitment of Baltic 21 to
promote the integration of sustainable development into regional policy
making by supporting the CBSS and its processes. The future work is envisaged
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to be more cross-sectoral, and to make use of its multi-stakeholder character as
a forum for fostering sustainability issues. Baltic 21 intends to adopt and act as
an umbrella for a focused set of "Lighthouse Projects" designed to demonstrate
sustainable development in action. "Lighthouse Projects" are to be selected to
ensure high-visibility and to engage as many participating countries and sectors
as possible in proving the value-added of sustainable development.


Potential cooperation areas
A starting point for future cooperation between the Baltic 21 Industry Task
Force and the CBSS Working Group on Economic Cooperation is the B21 Action
Programme, The B21 Strategy Guidelines based of the Baltic Sea States Summit
2004, background documents of the WGEC and the Work Plan of WGEC. Some
areas for further elaboration could be
   1. Improvement of the framework for business cooperation including
       promotion of entrepreneurship, investment climate and border crossing
       conditions.
   2. Improvement of efficiency in industry. From B 21 point of view the
       improved efficiency would be achieved in a way that satisfies economic,
       environmentally and social requirements.
   3. Stimulating innovation as a tool for growth and sustainability.
       (Knowledge and technology transfer).
   4. Identification of bigger projects that satisfies goals within the framework
       of both WGEC and Baltic 21 Industry Task Force.
   5. Exchange of experience between WGEC and Baltic 21 Industry Task
       Force.




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“Old” Work plan for the Industry sector

                             Baltic 21 Industry Work Plan
                         (1 July 2002 – 31 December 2003).


1 July 2002 – 31 December 2003

1.THE VISION OF BALTIC 21 INDUSTRY

A competitive industry in the Baltic Sea region where eco-efficiency and
good working conditions are natural parts.

This is what we work for daily.

Today, the Baltic Sea and parts of the Baltic Sea region are heavily polluted and
there are great differences in social conditions. It is also a market in unbalance
where enterprises compete on different conditions.

We work for creating conditions for sustainable development of industry.

We work for companies to develop and to compete on equal conditions.

We work for a strong market of eco-efficient products and services.

We work for reducing the negative impact from industry to water, ground and air
to levels at least in line with the estimated carrying capacity of the region with
respect to biodiversity, ecosystem and the use of natural resources.

We work for reducing the dependency on fossil fuels and other none renewable
resources.

We work for a good working environment and safe working sites.


2. THE OVERALL GOALS AND TARGETS

2.1 The overall goals (adopted by the Foreign Ministers of the CBSS in June 1998)

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Sustainable development for the industrial sector in the Baltic Sea Region is
maintaining continuity of economic, social, technological and environmental
improvements. This means for the industrial sector in the region:
 Eco-efficiency is reached by the delivery of competitively priced goods and
   services that satisfy human and social needs and bring quality of life while
   progressively reducing ecological impacts and resource intensity throughout
   the life cycle, to a level at least in line with the estimated carrying capacity
   of the Baltic Sea Region with respect to biodiversity, ecosystem and use of
   natural resources.
 The working environment and the industrial safety for the workforce are
   improved.
 Sustainable strategies to resources, processes, products, and services are
   applied.

2.2 Targets

Targets                                                    Target Reached

    A complete Baltic 21 Industry Task Force with            Dec, 2004
     industry- and government representatives from all
     Baltic 21-member countries.

    A continuous support during 2003 from                    Feb, 2003
     responsible Ministers of Baltic 21 Industry where
     support have been achieved.

    Financial resources secured for 2003 for the Task       June, 2003
     Force to be able to work with the Baltic 21 Action
     Programme

    Involvement of industry and trade in Baltic 21           Dec, 2003
     Industry, by:
     - Each country involved in at least three new
         Baltic 21 Industry projects within the scope of
         Action II (Implementation of eco-efficiency in
         industry)
     -   Each country involved in at least three new
         Baltic 21 Industry projects within the scope of
         Action III (Extended and improved co-operation
         on research and development, knowledge and
         technology transfer in the Baltic Sea Region)

    Joint Action 5 is prioritised by the GSEO (Group         Dec 2002
     of Senior Energy Officials) within the Council of
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     the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).

    Activities on procurement of technologies in the   Dec 2003
     bio mass field have been performed in the new
     democracies.




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3. THE INDUSTRY ACTION PROGRAMME




Activities                                                              Target

Activity 3.1                                                          July, 2003
To send a letter for political support, signed by the Swedish and
Russian Ministers responsible for the industry sector, to all
involved countries.

Responsible:
Mr Sven Sjögren, Sweden.



Activity 3.2                                                          Sept, 2002
To assist the Baltic 21 Secretariat with input to the Johannesburg    Completed
Summit if requested.

Responsible:
Mr Sven Sjögren and Ms Cecilia Persson, Sweden


Activity 3.3                                                         Continuously
To inform about Baltic 21 Industry at top-political level when
there is an opportunity.

Responsible:
Each Task Force member.


Activity 3.4                                                          Dec, 2003
To develop National Information & PR Plans. The plans should
present how to involve national key players, industry and other
stakeholders in Baltic 21 Industry and the Joint Action
"Procurement of Technologies". As the conditions differ between
the countries, each Task Force member decides what is
necessary for respective country's Information & PR plan.

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Possible activities included in these plans could be:
 Establishment of a National Baltic 21 Industry Sector Task Force or
    reference group.
 Produce information material about Baltic 21 Industry in the native
    language.
The English version of the Polish National Information Plan could be
used as an example.

For each activity, the following should be described:
 The aim of the activity
 Target group (to whom the activity is aiming)
 Timetable
 Who is responsible for the activity
 If possible, the personal and financial resources needed per activity
    should be presented.

Responsible:
Each governmental representative of the Task Force.


Activity 3.5                                                              Sept, 2002
To collect data for the existing set of industry indicators to be         Completed
include in the coming Triennial Report.

Responsible:
Each Task Force member is responsible to collect national
statistics on the indicators: EMS, QMS, Number of fatalities and
lost time injuries. Ms Cecilia Persson, Sweden and
Mr Ivan Senchenya, Russia are responsible to collect international
data on the other indicators. Ms Cecilia Persson is co-ordinating
this work.




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Activity 3.6                                                                       Dec, 2002
To analyse the collected data for the existing set of industry
indicators to be included in the coming Triennial Report.

Responsible:
The "indicator working group"2. Ms Cecilia Persson, Sweden is co-
ordinating this group.




2The Indicator working group consists of (May 2002):: Ms Cecilia Persson, Sweden, Mr Ivan
Senchenya, Russia, Ms Frauke Druckrey, Germany, Geroge Kumerovs, Latvia

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Activity 3.7
Development of an improved set of sustainability indicators for        Dec, 2003
the industrial sector in the Baltic Sea Region.

Responsible:
The Baltic 21 Institute for Sustainable Development, with the IVL
as project leader is responsible

Activity 3.8                                                          June 2004
To perform an international follow-up seminar in winter/spring
2004.

The international seminar should be prepared by national
seminars which should take place in autumn 2003.

The place of performance will be decided at the 7 th Task Force
meeting.

..

Responsible:
Ms Birgitta Naumburg, Sweden and Ms Helena Hannula, Estonia
are responsible for the international seminar. Each Task Force
member will be responsible for the its national seminar.


Activity 3.9
To develop a final proposal what the aim should be of collecting     7th Task Force
best practises and how the best practises should be                      meeting
disseminated. The proposal should also include its field of
application, what information should be presented for each best
practise, and budget. The proposal should be presented at the
next Task Force meeting for decision.

Responsible:
Mr Arkadiusz Dzierzanowski, Poland and Mr Björn Lundberg,
Sweden.


                                                                      Continously
Activity 3.10
To identify new international activities, with focus on activities
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within the scope of Action 2 "Implementation of eco-efficiency in
industry "and Action 3 "Extended and improved co-operation on
research and development, knowledge and technology transfer in
the Baltic Sea Region"

Responsible:
Each Task Force member.


Activity 3.12                                                          Continuously
To produce Project Information Sheets of those projects that
become Baltic 21 projects and to publish them on the Baltic 21
web-site.

Responsible:
The Lead Parties.


Activity 3.13                                                           Dec, 2003
To develop a national presentation material about Baltic 21
Industry and translate it into English. This material should be used
as a base for the production of a common Baltic 21 Industry
Brochure (see activity 3.14).

Responsible:
Each governmental representative of the Task Force.


Activity 3.14                                                           Dec, 2004
To produce a common Baltic 21 Industry Brochure in English.

Responsible:
Who should be responsible of the production of a common
brochure should be decided at a coming Task Force meeting.




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4. JOINT ACTION 5 "PROCUREMENT                OF    TECHNOLOGIES       FOR
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT"

The Joint Action 5 is performed by the Joint Action 5 working group with
representatives from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Denmark and
Sweden. Other Baltic 21 member countries are welcome to join the working
group. In Joint Action 5 the following activities are planned:




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Activities                                                                Target

Activity 4.1                                                             Dec, 2002
To conduct a dialogue with BASREC and the project Bio 2002 to
make Joint Action 5 a prioritised activity in the Nordic co-operation
and the GSEO within the CBSS.

Responsible:
Sweden and Denmark are responsible to co-ordinating this task.
The Task Force members (relevant) are responsible to support the
working group members in this task.

                                                                         Dec, 2002
Activity 4.2
To prepare a report that summarises and evaluates the
achievement so far in Joint Action 5. Based on this report
decisions should be made on how to continue with Joint Action 5.
Important parameters for the continuation are available
economical resources and national interest.

Responsible:
Sweden is responsible to prepare the report. The report should be
prepared in dialogue with the Joint Action 5 working group. The
Task Force members are responsible to decide on future
involvement of the Industry sector in the Joint Action 5 after
communication with the working group member in respective
country.


Activity 4.3                                                             Dec 2003
If the decision on activity 4.2 is positive, activities on procurement
of technologies in the biomass field should be planned and carried
out in the East Baltic Sea countries.

Responsible:
To be decided after a decision has been taken based on activity
4.2.




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5. REPORTING

The Lead Parties should report the Baltic 21 Industry Sector work to the Senior
Official Group (the overall steering body of Baltic 21). In order for the
Lead Parties to make a proper report input is needed from all Task Force
members.

The procedure should be the following:

The Lead Parties will outline a draft report three months before it should be
submitted to the Senior Officials Group (SOG). The Task Force members
should contribute to the report by sending written comments within two weeks.
The final report will be sent to the Baltic 21 Secretariat one month before the
SOG-meeting or as requested by the Secretariat.




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BALTIC 21 INDUSTRY
TASK FORCE
Ninth meeting (INTF 9)
Warsaw, Poland
15-16 November 2004




BACKGROUND

Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region - Baltic 21
Baltic 21 is a joint, long-term effort by the eleven countries of the Council of the
Baltic Sea States (CBSS) to work for a sustainable development in the Baltic
Sea Region. The Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region - Baltic 21 - was adopted
by the Foreign Ministers of the CBSS in June 1998. It consists of agreed goals
and an action programme for the Baltic Sea Region. It is focused on nine
sectors of crucial importance to this region: Agriculture, Education, Energy,
Fisheries, Forestry, Industry, Tourism, Transport and Spatial Planning. Further,
seven joint actions have been defined that concern or combine two or more
sectors:
    Increased production and use of bioenergy and other renewable energy (Joint
     Action 1).
    Use of regional fora and networks for sustainable development (Joint Action 2).
    Establishment of demonstration areas and pilot projects for proving sustainable
     development in practice (Joint Action 3).
    City co-operation and sustainable development issues in cities and communities.
     (Joint Action 4).
    Procurement of technologies for sustainable development (Joint Action 5)
    Information for sustainable development (indicators) (Joint Action 6).
    Increasing consumers' awareness of sustainable development (Joint Action 7).

Baltic 21 Industry
The Russian Federation and Sweden have been appointed as Lead Parties for
the Industry Sector. The Industry Sector Action Programme constitutes of the
three specific industry sector actions:
I.     Improvement of the framework for business operation,
II.    Implementation of eco-efficiency in industry, and
III.   Extended and improved co-operation on research and development,
       knowledge and technology transfer in the Baltic Sea Region.

Further, the Industry Sector has been appointed Responsible Actor for
Joint Action 5 with the Energy Sector as co-responsible. Besides Joint Action 5
the Industry Sector is co-responsible of Joint Action 1 where the Energy Sector
is the Responsible Actor. Further on, the Industry Sector should more or less be
involved in the other joint actions as well as in the sector Spatial Planning.

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BALTIC 21 INDUSTRY
TASK FORCE
Ninth meeting (INTF 9)
Warsaw, Poland
15-16 November 2004




An overall co-ordinating and steering body for the Industry Sector is the
Industry Sector Task Force, which was established at the Baltic 21 Industry
kick-off meeting on March 21-22, 2000.




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