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Jönsson, Anna Maria
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Hassler, B., Gilek, M., Jönsson, A. M. & Saunders, F. (2019). Cooperating for sustainable regional marine governance: The case of fisheries and nutrient runoff from agriculture to the Baltic Sea, Synthesis report. Huddinge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cooperating for sustainable regional marine governance: The case of fisheries and nutrient runoff from agriculture to the Baltic Sea, Synthesis report
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Over-fishing and eutrophication (too much nutrients) are among the most severe threats to the ecosystems of the Baltic Sea and the ecosystem services they provide. Despite the well-known fact that effective and sustainable management requires cooperation – among as well as within states – appropriate frameworks that work have not yet been constructed and successfully applied. This report summarises findings from a research project on cooperation for sustainable marine governance of the Baltic Sea carried out between 2013 and 2018. Three aspects of central relevance for the understanding of regional cooperation in environmental governance are distinguished: interests, knowledge and management. It is shown that it is not enough to design cooperative arrangements that make the group of users, stakeholders or states better off than without such an arrangement. It is furthermore required that all actors have individual interests to participate, and that free-riding on others’ contributions can be controlled. When this is not the case, effective abatement of eutrophication is not likely to be forthcoming, even though aggregated benefits from such measures are larger than expected costs.

Knowledge often play important roles in marine environmental governance, not least in relation to so-called epistemic communities, that is, groups of experts that share a common understanding of the environmental problem at hand, and how to address it. It is shown that the coherence of the epistemic group can be a crucial factor influencing its impact. In both abatement of eutrophication and management of fish stocks, these expert groups have been somewhat divided, which has limited their impact.

Modes of management can influence cooperation and outcomes in ways that can be difficult to predict. Although environmental taxes and subsidies are powerful policy instruments in contemporary governance, they must be carefully crafted to fit into exiting norms and contexts to be effective. It is shown that monetary incentives targeting farmers’ use of fertilisers tend not to be effective when they are at odds with deeply held norms on what constitute a “good farmer”. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: , 2019. p. 76
Series
Working Paper, ISSN 1404-1480 ; 2019:1
Keywords
Environmental governance, regional cooperation, eutrophication, fisheries, Baltic Sea
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37847 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-11 Created: 2019-03-11 Last updated: 2019-04-25
Jönsson, A. M. & Karlsson, M. (2016). Cooperation, media and framing processes: Insights from a baltic sea case study. Nordicom Review, 37(Special Issue), 41-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cooperation, media and framing processes: Insights from a baltic sea case study
2016 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 37, no Special Issue, p. 41-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cooperation and communication play an important role for environmental governance. This holds true for the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, one of the most disturbed ecosystems in the world, where insufficient cooperation between different stakeholders is one reason for goal failure. This article addresses the linkages between (media) framing on the one hand, and cooperation on the other. The case in focus is a set of negotiations related to the Baltic Sea Action Plan, the most central governance strategy in the Baltic Sea region. Our results show that in order to influence political decision-making, key stakeholders compete over the power to define and interpret problems, causes and solutions to an extent impeding cooperation. We focus the analysis on eutrophication, which we show to be a complex and controversial topic, framed in incompatible ways by different stakeholders.

Keywords
framing, cooperation, Baltic Sea, environmental governance, eutrophication
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31651 (URN)10.1515/nor-2016-0022 (DOI)000393116600004 ()2-s2.0-85006835246 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-01-11 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2018-11-15Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, A.-M., Boström, M., Dreyer, M. & Söderström, S. (2016). Risk Communication and the Role of the Public: Towards Inclusive Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea? (1ed.). In: Michael Gilek Mikael Karlsson Sebastian Linke Katarzyna Smolarz (Ed.), Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea: (pp. 205-227). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Risk Communication and the Role of the Public: Towards Inclusive Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea?
2016 (English)In: Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea / [ed] Michael Gilek Mikael Karlsson Sebastian Linke Katarzyna Smolarz, Springer, 2016, 1, p. 205-227Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter focuses on forms of and challenges for risk communication within regional environmental governance, based on an analysis of five environmental risks in the Baltic Sea – marine oil transportation, chemicals, overfishing, eutrophication and alien species. We address questions about how risks are framed and communicated and also analyse the role of communication in the governance process. Our main focus is on risk communication with the public (e.g. existing institutional arrangements and procedures of risk communication), but we also relate this analysis to discussions on communication with a broad range of actors and issues of stakeholder participation and communication. In the study we have identified some examples of relatively well-working risk communication with parts of the organised public in the Baltic Sea region (BSR), such as in fisheries or eutrophication, but also a number of different barriers and obstacles. Our key result from this study is that BSR consists of many national institutions for risk communication, but that there are hardly any centralised institutions for risk communication activities relating to environmental governance in the region. Another key conclusion is that public risk communication in this array of cross-national environmental risks is restricted mainly to (one-way) information. Against this backdrop and from our empirical and theoretical knowledge of risk communication and the role of the public, we finally suggest some ways for improvement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016 Edition: 1
Series
MARE Publication Series, ISSN 2212-6260 ; 10
Keywords
Stakeholder participation, Ecosystem approach to management, Public involvement, News media, Framing
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29784 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-27006-7_9 (DOI)1748/42/2008 (Local ID)978-3-319-27005-0 (ISBN)1748/42/2008 (Archive number)1748/42/2008 (OAI)
Projects
Environmental Risk Governance of the Baltic Sea (RISKGOV)
Available from: 2016-03-23 Created: 2016-03-23 Last updated: 2017-03-03Bibliographically approved
Boström, M., Gilek, M., Hedenström, E. & Jönsson, A. M. (2015). How to achieve sustainable procurement for “peripheral” products with significant environmental impacts. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 11(1), 21-31
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2015 (English)In: Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, ISSN 1548-7733, E-ISSN 1548-7733, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 21-31Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Departing from previous theoretical and empirical studies on sustainable supply-chain management, we investigate organizational commitment (drivers and motivations) and capabilities (resources, structures, and policy instruments) in sustainable procurement of “noncore” products. By focusing on chemicals in textiles, the article explores the activi-ties of differently sized organizations and discusses the potentials and limitations of sustainable procurement measures. The study is based on a qualitative and comparative approach, with empirical findings from 26 case stud-ies of Swedish public and private procurement organizations. These organizations operate in the sectors of hotels/ conference venues, transport, cinema, interior design, and hospitals/daycare. While this work demonstrates major challenges for buyers to take into account peripheral items in sustainable procurement, it also identifies constructive measures for moving forward. A general sustainability/environmental focus can, as an effect, spill over to areas per-ceived as peripheral. © 2014 Boström et al.

Keywords
Business, Consumer protection, Environmental impact, Resource management, Social responsibility, Standards
National Category
Environmental Sciences Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27475 (URN)2-s2.0-84928992337 (Scopus ID)1744/42/2008 (Local ID)1744/42/2008 (Archive number)1744/42/2008 (OAI)
Projects
Chemicals in textiles: managing environmental and health risks from products with complex product chains” (CHEMTEX)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1744/42/2008
Available from: 2015-05-18 Created: 2015-05-18 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Boström, M., Jönsson, A. M., Lockie, S., Mol, A. P. & Oosterveer, P. (2015). Sustainable and responsible supply chain governance: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Cleaner Production, 107, 1-7
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 107, p. 1-7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper introduces the Special Volume on sustainable and responsible supply chain governance. As globalized supply chains cross multiple regulatory borders, the firms involved in these chains come under increasing pressure from consumers, NGOs and governments to accept responsibility for social and environmental matters beyond their immediate organizational boundaries. Governance arrangements for global supply chains are therefore increasingly faced with sustainability requirements of production and consumption. Our primary objectives for this introductory paper are to explore the governance challenges that globalized supply chains and networks face in becoming sustainable and responsible, and thence to identify opportunities for promoting sustainable and responsible governance. In doing so, we draw on 16 articles published in this Special Volume of the Journal of Cleaner Production as well as upon the broader sustainable supply chain governance literature. We argue that the border-crossing nature of global supply chains comes with six major challenges (or gaps) in sustainability governance and that firms and others attempt to address these using a range of tools including eco-labels, codes of conduct, auditing procedures, product information systems, procurement guidelines, and eco-branding. However, these tools are not sufficient, by themselves, to bridge the geographical, informational, communication, compliance, power and legitimacy gaps that challenge sustainable global chains. What else is required? The articles in this Special Volume suggest that coalition and institution building on a broader scale is essential through, for example, the development of inclusive multi-stakeholder coalitions; flexibility to adapt global governance arrangements to local social and ecological contexts of production and consumption; supplementing effective monitoring and enforcement mechanisms with education and other programs to build compliance capacity; and integration of reflexive learning to improve governance arrangements over time. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

Keywords
CSR, Environment, Global production network, Globalization, Value chain
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28624 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.11.050 (DOI)000363071000001 ()2-s2.0-84942923125 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-10-23 Created: 2015-10-23 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Dreyer, M., Boström, M. & Jönsson, A. M. (2014). Participatory Deliberation, Risk Governance and Management of the Marine Region in the European Union. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 16(4), 497-515
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Participatory Deliberation, Risk Governance and Management of the Marine Region in the European Union
2014 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 497-515Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Europe, marine environmental risks are governed in a complex multi-level system. The role that the marine region could or should play as a level of risk governance has attracted growing attention of late. In this context, reference has been made to the regional sea as one level at which participatory processes in the future governing of European Union's (EU) marine environment and resources are required. The paper unfolds the particular challenges that one faces when trying to implement stakeholder and citizen participatory deliberation at marine region level. The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive is highlighted as a key European environmental policy initiative and participatory deliberation at regional sea level is underlined as a requirement for the Directive's successful implementation. The paper's account of participatory deliberation is informed by perspectives of inclusive risk governance and reflexive governance. The discussion of the challenges draws on the distinction between horizontal and vertical risk governance. The paper's main argument is that frequently encountered problems of participatory deliberation are exacerbated when deliberation is to be carried out at the regional sea level, i.e. at a large trans-boundary scale. These problems include the 'inclusivity-effectiveness dilemma', a fragmentation of participation efforts and a loose connection to actual decision-making.

Keywords
deliberation; environmental risk; Marine regions; participation; risk governance
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21631 (URN)10.1080/1523908X.2013.866891 (DOI)000343306300004 ()2-s2.0-84926200061 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 217246Swedish Research Council FormasThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2014-02-10 Created: 2014-01-29 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Hassler, B., Lockne, E., Gilek, M. & Jönsson, A. M. (2013). Communication among maritime stakeholders: Problems and solutions in the field of ship’s air emissions. In: Breitzmann, K-H and M. Hytti (Ed.), Pan-Baltic Manual of Best Practices on Clean Shipping and Port Operations: (pp. 98-102). Turku: Union of the Baltic Cities
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communication among maritime stakeholders: Problems and solutions in the field of ship’s air emissions
2013 (English)In: Pan-Baltic Manual of Best Practices on Clean Shipping and Port Operations / [ed] Breitzmann, K-H and M. Hytti, Turku: Union of the Baltic Cities , 2013, p. 98-102Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: Union of the Baltic Cities, 2013
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20158 (URN)978-952-298-004-5 (ISBN)978-952-298-005-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved
Boström, M., Gilek, M., Jönsson, A. M. & Karlsson, M. (2013). IKEA and the Responsible Governance of Supply Chains: IKEA’s work on chemicals in textiles. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>IKEA and the Responsible Governance of Supply Chains: IKEA’s work on chemicals in textiles
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report focuses on IKEA’s management and communication surrounding sustainability in general and chemical risks specifically. IKEA’s work is analysed in relation to theoretical concepts around responsibility, supply chain, and governance . The report focuses on IKEA’s visions and organizational structures, its policy instruments to deal with chemical risks, supplier-relations and communication and learning. The study is based on previous scholarly literature, analyses of relevant documents, a field visit at a few of IKEA’s suppliers in southern India, as well as interviews with staff working at IKEA in Sweden. The report focuses on IKEA’s systems and processes for dealing with chemical risks, and not on the implementation of such measures in quantitative terms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2013. p. 78
Series
Working Paper, ISSN 1404-1480 ; 2013:1
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19942 (URN)
Available from: 2013-10-17 Created: 2013-10-17 Last updated: 2017-09-22Bibliographically approved
Hassler, B., Gilek, M., Jönsson, A. M., Lockne, E. & Rabe, L. (2013). Problems and potential solutions to effective communication among stakeholders in the Baltic Sea shipping for reduced air pollution: Outcomes from a survey. Clean Shipping Currents, 2(5)
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2013 (English)In: Clean Shipping Currents, ISSN 2242-9794, Vol. 2, no 5, p. -33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This report presents the results of a web survey distributed to stakeholders in the Baltic Sea marine sector regarding environmental communication on air pollution from shipping. The survey was carried out in the spring and summer of 2012. Drawing on the literature on risk communication and environmental governance, the main focus was placed on so-called communication barriers, that is, possible hindrances to effective communication among stakeholders on how to reduce air pollution without threatening sector competitiveness. The results show that although there is a dense networking among stakeholders in this sector, there is a demand for improvements in communication in (a) exploratory phases among broad groups of stakeholders and (b) operational phases among selected groups of e.g. business and research teams. To facilitate the emergence of such improved communication, regional organizations such as HELCOM and EU could play important roles. Furthermore, it is shown that there is a perceived need among many stakehold­ers to step up the involvement of certain stakeholders, for example fuel companies, in collabora­tion on how to reduce pollution from shipping in cost-efficient ways. Finally, the results show that although continuous improvements of international regulation is a vital part of the governance of the marine sector, compliance will suffer if operators’ incentives are too strong in favor of not con­tributing to reduced pollution levels. Therefore, there is a strong need for innovative thinking on how to design such incentive schemes, not the least in relation to the continued implementation of Baltic Sea SECA and NECA as well as of the Baltic Sea Action Plan.

Keywords
Communication barriers, Marine pollution, SECA, NECA, Marine governance
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20159 (URN)
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2017-10-30Bibliographically approved
Boström, M., Börjeson, N., Gilek, M., Jönsson, A. M. & Karlsson, M. (2012). Responsible procurement and complex product chains: the case of chemical risks in textiles. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 55(1), 95-111
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 55, no 1, p. 95-111Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
responsible procurement; product chains; complexity; textiles;
National Category
Environmental Sciences Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15109 (URN)10.1080/09640568.2011.581885 (DOI)000302021600006 ()2-s2.0-84855456426 (Scopus ID)1744/42/2008 (Local ID)1744/42/2008 (Archive number)1744/42/2008 (OAI)
Projects
Chemicals in textiles: Managing environmental and health risks from products with complex product chains
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesKnowledge Foundation
Available from: 2012-01-29 Created: 2012-01-29 Last updated: 2018-07-20Bibliographically approved
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