To prepare the BBSEA, BSEC PERMIS is planning a series of national consultations in the Black Sea riparian countries, incl. the Republic of Moldova, to introduce the planned action, build partnerships with key institutional and private stakeholders at national level and seek critical inputs on the project architecture. The specific objective of the consultations consists in consulting the respective stakeholder communities (institutional, business, academia and civil society) working on marine pollution on the state of play, pressing issues and priorities related to pollution prevention, reduction and the control in the Back Sea, as well as the opportunities that result in the process. The results of the consultations will inform the architecture and implementation modalities of a planned “Blueing of the Black Sea” regional project.
The cycle of consultations will be launched with a webinar in Turkey (tentatively scheduled on 2 February 2021) considering the importance of the country in the Black Sea region, the fact that it enjoys the longest coastline on the Black Sea, as well as that of being the host country of the BSEC PERMIS and the coordinator of the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea in 2021.
The webinar will be co-hosted by the World Bank and the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution.