The Forum was dedicated to the Gulf of Finland Year 2014 and the start of the two-year Estonian Presidency both in HELCOM and in the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The primary target group of the Forum was the Estonian business sector. The Forum addressed blue economy and blue growth in the European Union; changes in the Baltic Sea from the viewpoint of different sectors; marine spatial planning process and cooperation needs. SEI Tallinn also honoured outstanding enterprises of the Estonian marine sector with the green economy promoter award “Friend of the Baltic Sea 2014” at the Forum.
The Forum was funded by the Estonian Environmental Investment Centre and the Government Office.
The Sustainable Development Forums are periodically organised by SEI Tallinn together with the partners in order to bring sustainability issues to the forefront of public discourse and to increase the impact of sustainable development in the society.