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Strengthening the policy framework to resolve lax implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan for agriculture

Brady, Mark and Andersen, Mikael Skou and Andersson, Anna and Saarela, Sanna-Riikka and Thorsoe, Martin Hvarregaard (2021). Strengthening the policy framework to resolve lax implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan for agriculture. AMBIO :: A Journal of the Human Environment. 51 , 69-83
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In this perspective article, we provide recommendations for strengthening the policy framework for protecting the Baltic Sea from agricultural nutrient pollution. The most striking weakness is the lax implementation of prescribed abatement measures, particularly concerning manure management, in most countries. Institutions of the EU should also be leveraged for achieving Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) goals. In contrast to the Helsinki Convention, the European Union has economic, political and legal mandates to further implementation and compliance. Equally important is the need for strengthening of local institutions, particularly Water Boards and independent agricultural advisory services in the eastern Baltic Sea Region countries. There is also an urgent need for implementation of voluntary land-use measures where EU funding available to farmers is more broadly and effectively used by providing it on the basis of estimated abatement performance, which can be realized through modelling. The enormous potential for funding performance-based schemes, manure management infrastructure and advisory services through the EU's Common Agricultural Policy are currently underutilized.

Authors/Creators:Brady, Mark and Andersen, Mikael Skou and Andersson, Anna and Saarela, Sanna-Riikka and Thorsoe, Martin Hvarregaard
Title:Strengthening the policy framework to resolve lax implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan for agriculture
Series Name/Journal:AMBIO :: A Journal of the Human Environment
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:51
Page range:69-83
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:SPRINGER
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
Keywords:Agri-environment, CAP, Governance, HELCOM, Nutrient, Rural development
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112747
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112747
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s13280-021-01573-3
Web of Science (WoS)000663256000001
ID Code:26351
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:20 Dec 2021 09:26
Metadata Last Modified:20 Dec 2021 09:31

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