The event will present best practices tested under the Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project - a World Bank initiative implemented by Romania’s Ministry of Environment, Waters, and Forests and designed to reduce levels of nutrient pollution flowing to the Black Sea. Nutrient pollution is causing eutrophication and is adding greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere.
In response, the project:
- Provides small scale infrastructure to farmers to reduce the discharge of nutrients to bodies of water, such as nitrogen and phosphorous.
- Promotes behavior change at the community level.
- Strengthens institutional and regulatory capacities among beneficiaries.
This event is one of several national consultations being held under the Blueing the Black Sea Program (BBSEA) with representatives of public institutions and policy makers responsible for environmental issues - including marine and freshwater - research, and the development of the Blue Economy. These consultations will also include the participation of representatives from private organizations working on marine and river pollution, as well as financial institutions.
The BBSEA consultations will contribute to strengthening the national and regional dialogue to address marine pollution and provide Romania with a valuable opportunity to integrate the Black Sea into its strategies for climate adaptation and mitigation.