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Löfroth, T., Merinero, S., Johansson, J., Nordström, E.-M., Sahlström, E., Sjögren, J. & Ranius, T. (2024). Land-sparing benefits biodiversity while land-sharing benefits ecosystem services: Stakeholders’ perspectives on biodiversity conservation strategies in boreal forests. Ambio, 53(1), 20-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Land-sparing benefits biodiversity while land-sharing benefits ecosystem services: Stakeholders’ perspectives on biodiversity conservation strategies in boreal forests
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2024 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 53, no 1, p. 20-33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Biodiversity conservation and economic profit from forests can be combined by various land-sparing and land-sharing approaches. Using a semi-structured survey, we evaluated support for scenarios representing contrasting conservation strategies in a managed boreal forest landscape. Land-sparing approaches were supported by the conservation organisation, regional administrations and the forest company, mainly motivated by the benefit for biodiversity based on ecological theory. Land-sharing approaches were supported by one recreational organisation, some municipalities and the forest owners’ association, mainly motivated by the delivery of ecosystem services. Stakeholder groups using certain ecosystem services had motivations that we related to an anthropocentric mindset, while others focused more on species conservation, which can be related both to an anthropocentric or an ecocentric mindsets. Forest conservation planning should consider stakeholders’ preferences to handle land-use conflicts. Since reaching consensus among multiple stakeholders seems unfeasible, a combination of land-sparing and land-sharing approaches is probably the best compromise.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2024
National Category
Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use Ecology Forest Science
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52482 (URN)10.1007/s13280-023-01926-0 (DOI)001087780900003 ()37819440 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85173898124 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00786
Available from: 2023-10-12 Created: 2023-10-12 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved
Gerhardt, K., Wolrath Söderberg, M., Lindblad, I., Diderichsen, Ö., Gullström, M., Dahlin, M., . . . Gradén, M. (2022). Nog nu, politiker – ta klimatkrisen på allvar. Aftonbladet (2022-08-25)
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2022 (Swedish)In: Aftonbladet, no 2022-08-25Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aftonbladet Hierta, 2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49755 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel från 1944 svenska forskare och anställda i forskarvärlden.

Available from: 2022-08-26 Created: 2022-08-26 Last updated: 2023-10-06Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J. & Sandström, C. (2022). Piskan, moroten eller predikaren: Om förutsättningar att styra för omställning. In: Malin von Essen; Lotta Möller (Ed.), Route to Paris: Forskning om skogens klimatnytta (pp. 15-18). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Piskan, moroten eller predikaren: Om förutsättningar att styra för omställning
2022 (Swedish)In: Route to Paris: Forskning om skogens klimatnytta / [ed] Malin von Essen; Lotta Möller, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2022, p. 15-18Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2022
Keywords
Klimatomställning, styrmedel, skogspolitik
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Environmental Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50355 (URN)
Projects
Route to Paris
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2021-02145
Note

Skogen tillskrivs en nyckelroll i den gröna samhällsomställningen. Även om skogens klimatnytta redan är stor, måste skogens bidrag öka ytterligare enligt Parisavtalet. I det tvärvetenskapliga projektet Route to Paris undersöker vi de svenska skogarnas potential att bidra till ett klimatneutralt samhälle. Forskningsprogrammet bygger på nära samverkan med aktörer som vill vara med och utveckla de innovativa koncept som kan stimulera klimatsmart skogsbruk. Den här skriften är tänkt att ge en första överblick över den forskning som projektet kommer att spänna över och lägga grunden för dialog mellan aktörer.

Available from: 2022-12-12 Created: 2022-12-12 Last updated: 2022-12-13Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Bjärstig, T. & Sandström, C. (2022). Samverkan om skogen förutsätter ledarskap för långsiktig hållbarhetsomställning. In: Catrin Johansson; Hans-Erik Nilsson; Peter Öhman; Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson; Birgitta A. Engberg; Oskar Englund; Per Simonsson; Inger Axbrink (Ed.), Skogens värden: forskares reflektioner (pp. 106-107). Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samverkan om skogen förutsätter ledarskap för långsiktig hållbarhetsomställning
2022 (Swedish)In: Skogens värden: forskares reflektioner / [ed] Catrin Johansson; Hans-Erik Nilsson; Peter Öhman; Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson; Birgitta A. Engberg; Oskar Englund; Per Simonsson; Inger Axbrink, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2022, p. 106-107Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Konflikter, meningsskiljaktigheter och motstånd. Ofta framträder debatten om skogen som en svårlöst kamp med skilda värderingar om vad som är ett långsiktigt hållbart skogsbruk, vem som har tolkningsföreträde över nyttjandet, samt vilken kunskapssyn som ligger till grund för skogspolitiska beslut och praxis. Ibland är debatten även ett uttryck för skilda erfarenheter av att leva och bo på landsbygden respektive i urbana stadsmiljöer. De senaste åren har förhandlingar om nya strategier och lagförslag om skogen arbetats fram, inte bara i Sverige utan även i Europeiska unionen inom ramen för klimat- och miljöpolitiken. Förväntningarna på hur skogen bör brukas och vad den ska leverera till samhället, vilken roll skogen har i klimatomställningen och vem som ska bestämma vilken skog som är mest skyddsvärd, är frågor som i allt större utsträckning tycks avgöras utanför Sveriges gränser. Samtidigt fortsätter den skogspolitiska debatten i Sverige. Allt oftare hörs röster som kräver att politiken ska dra en tydlig gräns för när skogen är en privat eller en gemensam resurs; Stärk äganderätten! eller Låt skogen stå! Det pågår en intensiv diskussion gällande skogspolitikens jämställda mål om produktion och miljö, inte minst om målen uppnås främst genom frivillighet eller lagstiftning, eller om målen ens är möjliga att uppnå på samma mark. Vem eller vilka bestämmer egentligen om och hur skogen ska brukas och bevaras? Hur går det till när olika aktörer samverkar om mål, medel och framtiden för skogens nyttjande? Och varför är det så svårt att komma överens, ibland till och med om vad som är en skog?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2022
Keywords
samverkan, hållbarhetsomställning, skogspolitik, offentlig förvaltning
National Category
Forest Science
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49427 (URN)9789189341708 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00786
Available from: 2022-06-21 Created: 2022-06-29 Last updated: 2023-04-27Bibliographically approved
Holmgren, S., Giurca, A., Johansson, J., Söderlund Kanarp, C., Stenius, T. & Fischer, K. (2022). Whose transformation is this? Unpacking the ‘apparatus of capture’ in Sweden's bioeconomy. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 42, 44-57
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2022 (English)In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, ISSN 2210-4224, E-ISSN 2210-4232, Vol. 42, p. 44-57Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates how and by whom the Swedish (forest) bioeconomy has been shaped so far. We unpack emerging bioeconomies as discursive constructs and use the ‘apparatus of capture’ as a conceptual framework to understand and rethink the Swedish bioeconomy. Based on analysis of empirical data from multiple sources (e.g., online surveys, in-depth interviews, participatory observations), we identify a closed bioeconomy network structure that includes forest industries, major forest owner associations, regional councils and research institutes/universities. The network (re)produces three key storylines that appeal to the majority of parties in the national parliament, defines the boundaries of relevant expertise, and discredits environmental regulation and expertise. Through these storylines the Swedish bioeconomy is turned into an issue of innovation governance, which blurs the boundaries between public and private interests in forests. To counteract future capture, different types of knowledges and forest perspectives need further exploration in Swedish bioeconomy and forest governance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Sustainability transformations, Bioeconomy, Forest industry, Discourse, Sweden, Climate change
National Category
Political Science Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47591 (URN)10.1016/j.eist.2021.11.005 (DOI)000812324200002 ()2-s2.0-85119896751 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00786Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-2030Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2021-11-26 Created: 2021-11-26 Last updated: 2023-04-27Bibliographically approved
Stalmokaitė, I., Saunders, F., Johansson, J. & Hassler, B. (2021). Sustainability transformations – research in the Baltic and beyond. Baltic Rim Economies review, 5, 20-21
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2021 (English)In: Baltic Rim Economies review, Vol. 5, p. 2p. 20-21Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Understanding and promoting sustainability is one of the key concerns across research, policy-making and everyday lifestyle choices. At the same time, there is growing acknowledgement that responding to sustainability challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate justice and decarbonisation, among others, is rife with differences about what sustainability transformation means and implies across different settings, including the Baltic. The multifaceted character of the sustainability conundrum highlights a range of interrelated questions. For example, what repercussions the promotion of local solutions may have for long-term sustainability paths at national, regional and global levels? How to value ethical, political, social and scientific views on which problems to prioritise and whose knowledge counts? In response, universities are increasingly partnering with stakeholders in solution-oriented sustainability research projects. We understand sustainability transformations as fundamental to how societal, institutional, and technological domains interact towards just, legitimate and enduring arrangements. This perspective provides opportunities to reflect on the complexities of societal change towards sustainability, including who should be involved in partnering for change, what constitutes positive change in particular contexts, how change could come about as well as who benefits and who loses. We relate to these questions with illustrations from research projects undertaken in the Baltic and beyond.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: , 2021. p. 2
National Category
Other Social Sciences Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47778 (URN)
Available from: 2021-12-10 Created: 2021-12-10 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Bjärstig, T. & Sandström, C. (2020). Att samsas om samma skog: effektiva samverkansprocesser. Umeå: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att samsas om samma skog: effektiva samverkansprocesser
2020 (Swedish)Other, Policy document (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Policy brief: Samverkan kan leda till högre tillit mellan myndigheter och medborgare, ökad legitimitet för politiska beslut samt bättre förutsättningar för att nå gemensamma mål i förvaltningen. Men det finns flera fallgropar som bör undvikas om processerna ska bli effektiva. Det visar en rapport om samverkan utifrån ett skogligt perspektiv.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Umeå: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, 2020. p. 4
Series
SLU Future Forests
Keywords
Collaborative governance, dialogue, forest policy, participation, Deltagande, dialog, samverkan, skogspolitik, styrning
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-41125 (URN)
Projects
SLU Future Forests
Available from: 2020-06-18 Created: 2020-06-18 Last updated: 2020-06-25Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J. & Lidskog, R. (2020). Constructing and justifying risk and accountability after extreme events: public administration and stakeholders’ responses to a wildfire disaster. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 22(3), 353-365
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructing and justifying risk and accountability after extreme events: public administration and stakeholders’ responses to a wildfire disaster
2020 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 353-365Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The impacts of extreme weather events, causing severe storms and wildfires, cascade across administrative borders within a country, challenging the steering capacity of governance networks at different political scales. This paper examines how accountability and risk were constructed and negotiated in the aftermath of Sweden’s largest wildfire. It draws on results from an interview study with executives of organizations and landowners involved, and an analysis of government reports about the wildfire’s cause and consequences. Although the fire was human-caused, public administrative bodies paid considerable attention to the local emergency services and their poor handling of the wildfire, caused by lack of knowledge of forest fire behavior. The study confirms many of the challenges associated with governance networks. It finds that issues about who to hold accountable, in what forum and for what issue are not fully addressed, being overwhelmed by demands for better knowledge of forest fire prevention and improved coordination and collaboration. To conclude, the paper calls for a better-informed public administration, forest sector and interrelated networks that take responsibility for their actions or lack thereof.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
Keywords
Accountability, climate change, disaster, risk, wildfires
National Category
Environmental Sciences Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40260 (URN)10.1080/1523908X.2020.1740656 (DOI)000520568400001 ()2-s2.0-85081728865 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2014-1875
Available from: 2020-02-24 Created: 2020-02-24 Last updated: 2020-05-29Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Bjärstig, T. & Sandström, C. (2020). Vägar till effektiva samverkansprocesser: styrning, deltagande och dialog inom skogspolitikens ramar. Umeå: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vägar till effektiva samverkansprocesser: styrning, deltagande och dialog inom skogspolitikens ramar
2020 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I den här rapporten belyses olika perspektiv på samverkan med utgångspunkt i befintlig kunskap om samverkansprocesser främst utifrån ett skogligt perspektiv. Forskning inom ramen för Future Forests, men även andra forskningsmiljöer, har visat att samverkansprocesser har en rad fördelar men att de också är förknippade med ett antal fallgropar. Rapporten pekar på såväl bakgrunden till varför samverkan blir allt vanligare inom politik och förvaltning, vad som egentligen avses med samverkan samt hur man skapar så goda förutsättningar som möjligt för samverkansprocesser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, 2020. p. 32
Series
Future Forests Rapportserie ; 2020:3
Keywords
Collaborative governance, dialogue, forest policy, participation, Deltagande, dialog, samverkan, skogspolitik, styrning
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40378 (URN)978-91-576-9733-2 (ISBN)
Projects
Future Forests
Available from: 2020-03-15 Created: 2020-03-15 Last updated: 2020-03-16Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J. & Ranius, T. (2019). Biomass outtake and bioenergy development in Sweden: the role of policy and economic presumptions. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 34(8), 771-778
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biomass outtake and bioenergy development in Sweden: the role of policy and economic presumptions
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 0282-7581, E-ISSN 1651-1891, Vol. 34, no 8, p. 771-778Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study we review and analyse the policy design of biomass residue outtake in Sweden, focusing in particular on how public authorities specify and motivate rules and guidelines for the extraction of slash and stumps. The results show that the Swedish regulations are built on a mixed approach, including both voluntary, procedural and substantive requirements. The recommendations emphasize many merits of residue extraction, particularly climate change mitigation, new employment opportunities and reduced dependency on energy supplies from abroad. We identify a strong focus on precaution, evident in the risks for undesirable effects on nutritional balance and heavy metals in the soil, on biological diversity and on water quality in lakes and watercourses. The recommendations have remained relatively stable during the last 10 years, but the harvest of forest biomass for energy has varied. The annual harvest rate was positively related with energy prices. Harvest was much more extensive in the south, which is closer to the market. We conclude that economic presumptions have influenced the extent of slash harvest while environmental concerns seem to have limited the extraction of whole stumps. We expect that current levels of residue outtake can quickly change if the energy prices change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Bioenergy, bioeconomy, forest policy, residue extraction, woody biomass
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39446 (URN)10.1080/02827581.2019.1691645 (DOI)000498081500001 ()2-s2.0-85075337314 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2015-1798
Available from: 2019-11-26 Created: 2019-11-26 Last updated: 2020-01-07Bibliographically approved
Projects
Towards a reformed forest policy: The process of deliberating and adopting a Swedish National Forest Program in the emerging bio-economy [2016-00786_Formas]; Södertörn University; Publications
Johansson, J., Bjärstig, T. & Sandström, C. (2022). Samverkan om skogen förutsätter ledarskap för långsiktig hållbarhetsomställning. In: Catrin Johansson; Hans-Erik Nilsson; Peter Öhman; Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson; Birgitta A. Engberg; Oskar Englund; Per Simonsson; Inger Axbrink (Ed.), Skogens värden: forskares reflektioner (pp. 106-107). Sundsvall: MittuniversitetetHolmgren, S., Giurca, A., Johansson, J., Söderlund Kanarp, C., Stenius, T. & Fischer, K. (2022). Whose transformation is this? Unpacking the ‘apparatus of capture’ in Sweden's bioeconomy. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 42, 44-57Johansson, J. (2018). Collaborative governance for sustainable forestry in the emerging bio-based economy in Europe. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 32, 9-16
On the road to a bio-based economy: Governance pathways and policy design for sustainable forest use (GOVFORBIO) [2020-01039_Formas]; Södertörn University
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