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Legal prerequisites for ecosystem-based management in the Baltic Sea area: The example of eutrophication
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
Stockholm Univ, Fac Law, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
2015 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 44, S370-S380 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of law in the management of the Baltic Sea, with focus on eutrophication. It aims to identify legal instruments or structures realizing an ecosystem approach. This also includes a discussion of the prerequisites of law as contributor to ecosystem-based management (EBM), as well as evaluation of current legal instruments. While ecosystem approach to environmental management is central to contemporary environmental management policy, it is still unclear what such an approach entails in concrete legal terms. The scope of the analysis stretches from international and EU legal regimes, to implementation and regulation within the national legal systems. A conclusion is that the management structures need further development to properly realize EBM, for example, through concretization of management measures, and clarification of duties and responsibilities for their realization.

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2015. Vol. 44, S370-S380 p.
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Law, Baltic Sea, Ecosystem approach, Adaptive governance, Social-ecological resilience, Comparative law
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265945DOI: 10.1007/s13280-015-0656-6ISI: 000362290800005PubMedID: 26022320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-265945DiVA: diva2:866928
Available from: 2015-11-04 Created: 2015-11-04 Last updated: 2015-11-04Bibliographically approved

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