Plenary session at the 4th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, 12 November 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania.

The session focuses on the role of private sector in achieving sustainable development. Participants will discuss the ways in which an environmental friendly approach could help to improve region’s competitiveness. Can public stimulus change incentives for the market to find solutions? How can different economic sectors reduce adverse effects on an already fragile environment? By what means can the private sector meet environmental requirements while being profitable?

Dr. Lisa Emelia Svensson, Ambassador for Oceans, Seas and Fresh Water, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden