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Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region: A Strategy for Municipalities and Local Governments to Capture Economic and Environmental Benefits

Sanna Dahlgren Nina Källström Fredrik Lind Magnus Morin Tomasz Mrozowski Tuukka Seppä Malin Wallin

The Baltic Sea is in a critical state, and eutrophication, caused by excess nutrients in the water, is one of the major threats. Measures to limit human-caused nutrient load have been enacted, but progress has been too slow. The future of the Baltic Sea can be improved by a stronger municipal environmental strategy that would also boost local economies and labor markets. For an average municipality in the Baltic Sea region, addressing eutrophication can create €270 million in gross output and 3,000 full-time jobs by 2030. Within the entire Baltic Sea region, 900,000 jobs could be created by 2030, representing almost 2% of the total labor supply. Read report executive summary in Swedish, Finnish, and Polish.

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