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Toward the Baltic Sea Socioeconomic Action Plan

Ollikainen, Markku and Hasler, Berit and Elofsson, Katarina and Iho, Antti and Andersen, Hans E. and Czajkowski, Mikolaj and Peterson, Kaja (2019). Toward the Baltic Sea Socioeconomic Action Plan. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment. 48 , 1377-1388
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Abstract

This paper analyzes the main weaknesses and key avenues for improvement of nutrient policies in the Baltic Sea region. HELCOM's Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), accepted by the Baltic Sea countries in 2007, was based on an innovative ecological modeling of the Baltic Sea environment and addressed the impact of the combination of riverine loading and transfer of nutrients on the ecological status of the sea and its sub-basins. We argue, however, that the assigned country-specific targets of nutrient loading do not reach the same level of sophistication, because they are not based on careful economic and policy analysis. We show an increasing gap between the state-of-the-art policy alternatives and the existing command-and-control-based approaches to the protection of the Baltic Sea environment and outline the most important steps for a Baltic Sea Socioeconomic Action Plan. It is time to raise the socioeconomic design of nutrient policies to the same level of sophistication as the ecological foundations of the BSAP.

Authors/Creators:Ollikainen, Markku and Hasler, Berit and Elofsson, Katarina and Iho, Antti and Andersen, Hans E. and Czajkowski, Mikolaj and Peterson, Kaja
Title:Toward the Baltic Sea Socioeconomic Action Plan
Year of publishing :2019
Volume:48
Page range:1377-1388
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:Springer, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien
ISSN:0044-7447
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 506 Political Science > Public Administration Studies
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Economic Geography
Keywords:Cost-effectiveness, Incentives, Innovation, Manure, Performance-based policy
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-102449
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-102449
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s13280-019-01264-0
Web of Science (WoS)000490381700002
ID Code:16675
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:06 Mar 2020 09:26
Metadata Last Modified:08 Apr 2020 21:33

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