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Problems and potential solutions to effective communication among stakeholders in the Baltic Sea shipping for reduced air pollution: Outcomes from a survey
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science. (RISKGOV)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5040-4917
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8536-373X
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
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2013 (English)In: Clean Shipping Currents, ISSN 2242-9794, Vol. 2, no 5, -33 p.Article 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.

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2013. Vol. 2, no 5, -33 p.
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Communication barriers, Marine pollution, SECA, NECA, Marine governance
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Environmental Sciences
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Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-20159DiVA: diva2:663527
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2017-10-30Bibliographically approved

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Hassler, BjörnGilek, MichaelJönsson, Anna MariaLockne, ErikaRabe, Linn

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