WWF Baltic Sea Scorecard 2011 Report
Despite efforts to tackle the environmental problems of the sea, the Baltic Sea continues to be one of the most polluted sea in the world. A new approach is urgently needed - one that takes into account the total and combined pressure that different sectors are placing on the ecosystem.
WWF released the Baltic Sea Scorecard 2011, at the annual Baltic Sea Seminar in Stockholm during the Baltic Sea Festival, a report that assesses how good the countries around the Baltic Sea are at implementing environmental measures and agreements. The total score for the region was an F, indicating a failure to take the needed actions. Only Sweden and Germany came out slightly better with a C grade. The most problematic areas are the fight against eutrophication and the protection of biodiversity.