Baltic Sea Joint Comprehensive Environmental Action Programme (JCP)

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Apr 1992, within the framework of E-XD0107 - Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), on signature of T-XT9298 - Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, 1992 (Helsinki Convention, 1992) and the Baltic Sea Environmental Declaration 1992. Implementation of the JCP expected to be phased over 20 years. Recommendations on updating and strengthening of the Programme were approved 26 Mar 1998, Helsinki (Finland). Continued to exist past 2012.


Provide a practical basis for realizing objectives of the Helsinki Convention and establish a framework for sustained cooperation among contracting parties, other governments in the region, international financial institutions and nongovernmental organizations who share a common interest in environmental protection and natural resources management in the region; support a programme of complementary preventive and curative measures within the entire drainage basin on a long-term basis to restore the ecological balance of the Baltic Sea, ensuring the possibility of self-restoration of the marine environment.


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The HELCOM Secretariat coordinates and monitors the implementation of JCP.


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GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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