Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


HELCOM Working Group on the Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach

The purpose of the Working Group for the Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach (WG GEAR) is to work across HELCOM workstreams to support region-wide co-operation on all horizontal strategic elements of regional policy related to HELCOM’s work. This work relates primarily to the implementation of the Baltic sea Action Plan (BSAP), as well as on national activities based on other legal frameworks, with the view to facilitate adaptive management and strive for improved state of the Baltic Sea.

The purpose of the work is to provide a platform for horizontal coordination, strategic guidance and, where relevant, policy steer, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Baltic Sea Action Plan
  • Holistic Assessment of the State of the Baltic Sea
  • Regional monitoring programmes
  • Climate change
  • Economic and social analyses
  • External policy commitments and processes



Mock Employee
Andrea Weiß

Chair of WG GEAR
German Environment Agency

Mock Employee
Małgorzata Marciniewicz-Mykieta

Vice-Chair of WG GEAR
Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection


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Jannica Haldin

Professional Secretary​
HELCOM Secretariat
+358 40 485 5905​

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