A Changing Environmental Context for National Regulation of Nutrient Emissions
2012 (English)In: Studia i Prace, WNNEiZ, ISSN 2080-4881, no 29, 121-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to manage the Baltic Sea ecosystems and resources sustainably and to ensure social, economic and ecological resilience, governance should be based on an understanding of interdependent ecological and social systems. Legal systems should be sensitive and adap-tive to ecological functions and changes. Climate change adds a dimension, as ecosystems and their management are faced with new, uncertain, but pressing, ecological conditions. The challenge for law as a management structure is adapting to such conditions. Moreo-ver, promoting resilience becomes impor tant, making the Baltic less vulnerable to climate change. The aim of this paper is to discuss challenges of realizing ecological objectives through regulation of nutrient emissions. The discussion serves as basis for a comparative study of corresponding regulation in other Baltic countries. The comparative analysis will accumulate knowledge about prob lems of interaction between marine environment, climate change, and law – and solutions to such problems. The paper introduces a legal scientific research project at the Faculty of Law, Stockholm University. The project is a comparative study of national regulation connected to combating eutrophication in the Baltic. It is carried out within the multidisci plinary research programme Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Manage-ment (BEAM).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Szczecin: Uniwersytet Szczeci´nski , 2012. no 29, 121-133 p.
regulatory measures, ecosystem approach, resilience, Baltic Sea, eutrophication.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225267OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225267DiVA: diva2:720440
Climate Change, Economy and Society - Interactions in the Baltic Sea Region, Szczecin, 28-30 May, 2012