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How unnecessarily high abatement costs and unresolved distributional issues undermine nutrient reductions to the Baltic Sea

Andersson, Anna and Brady, Mark and Pohjola, Johanna (2021). How unnecessarily high abatement costs and unresolved distributional issues undermine nutrient reductions to the Baltic Sea. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment. 51 , 51–68
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Abstract

This paper systematically reviews the literature on how to reduce nutrient emissions to the Baltic Sea cost-effectively and considerations for allocating these costs fairly among countries. The literature shows conclusively that the reduction targets of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) could be achieved at considerably lower cost, if countries would cooperate to implement the least costly abatement plan. Focusing on phosphorus abatement could be prudent as the often recommended measures—wastewater treatment and wetlands—abate nitrogen too. An implication of our review is that the potential for restoring the Baltic Sea to good health is undermined by an abatement strategy that is more costly than necessary and likely to be perceived as unfair by several countries. Neither the BSAP nor the cost-effective solution meet the surveyed criteria for fairness, implying a need for side-payments.

Authors/Creators:Andersson, Anna and Brady, Mark and Pohjola, Johanna
Title:How unnecessarily high abatement costs and unresolved distributional issues undermine nutrient reductions to the Baltic Sea
Series Name/Journal:AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:51
Page range:51–68
Number of Pages:18
ISSN:0044-7447
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
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 > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
Keywords:Baltic Sea, Cost effectiveness, Eutrophication, Fairness, Nutrients
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112552
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112552
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s13280-021-01580-4
Web of Science (WoS)000659404000001
ID Code:26319
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:16 Dec 2021 00:25
Metadata Last Modified:16 Dec 2021 06:01

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