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Regional Environmental Governance and Avenues for the Ecosystem Approach to management in the Baltic Sea Area
Linköpings universitet, Tema Miljöförändring.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8796-6216
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores the avenues for the ecosystem approach to management in the Baltic Sea Region. This region is one of the most contaminated water bodies in the world, although the first Regional Seas Convention was created here and theregion has a long history of cooperation and environmental protection. The current environmental governance arrangements are examined with specific focuson governance structures, cross-sectoral integration and ecological boundaries.The ecosystem approach to management as both a tool and vision of holistic management of natural resources is traced through the evolution of environmental governance, as well as its manifestation in contemporary environmental policies in the region. It is found that the major EU directives, as well as HELCOM polices, promote the ecosystem approach and that its presence has increased inrecent years; it is now the major guiding principle in European marine governance. However, the governance structures impede implementation indifferent ways. The environmental problem areas in the region all require different governance arrangements, thus obstructing a holistic approach. The environmental problems per se also affect each other, necessitating far-reaching sectoral integration and cross-border cooperation, which at present is the major obstacle regarding implementation. The contemporary trends combining solid regionalisation through HELCOM with increased Europeanisation and macro regionalisation by different EU initiatives offer some promise, but the cross sectoral impediments must be resolved if the ecosystem approach is to become apractical approach and not just a policy principle.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2017. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
Regional Environmental Governance, Ecosystem Approach to Management, Baltic Sea, HELCOM, EU, Shipping
National Category
Environmental Sciences Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32150DOI: 10.3384/diss.diva-133976ISBN: 9789176856062 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32150DiVA: diva2:1076090
Public defence
2017-02-17, Temcas, hus T, Campus Valla, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 217246
Available from: 2017-02-22 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-02-22Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. ‘Environmental Governance’ and ‘Ecosystem Management’: Avenues for Synergies between Two Approaches
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Environmental Governance’ and ‘Ecosystem Management’: Avenues for Synergies between Two Approaches
2016 (English)In: Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, ISSN 1521-0227, E-ISSN 2042-6992, Vol. 17, no 1, 1-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on a literature review of over 160 journal articles and books, this paper examines the ecosystem management and environmental governance approaches, and looks for common topics and integrated research agendas. While scientific articles on environmental governance stem primarily from social science research, the ecosystem management approach is more natural-science-oriented. A review of journal articles from the ISI Web of Knowledge (Web of Science) reveals that the two research communities hardly interact. The paper discusses two thematic linkages between the two approaches: the debates dealing with the scale and level of environmental policy; and the discussions surrounding multi-stakeholder participation. Moreover, the article identifies areas with a high potential for the establishment of common ground, such as the current discussion on science-policy interfaces. We argue for more interaction, claim that the two research approaches can learn from each other, and discuss the potential for the development of interdisciplinary research agendas

Keyword
environmental governance; ecosystem management; scale; level; multi-stakeholder participation; science-policy interface
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29629 (URN)10.1504/IER.2016.074871 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-03-01 Created: 2016-03-01 Last updated: 2017-02-22Bibliographically approved
2. The Ecosystem Approach to Management in MarineEnvironmental Governance: Institutional Interplay in the Baltic Sea Region
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Ecosystem Approach to Management in MarineEnvironmental Governance: Institutional Interplay in the Baltic Sea Region
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32154 (URN)
Note

Som manuskript i avhandling. As manuscript in dissertation.

Available from: 2017-02-22 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-02-22Bibliographically approved
3. Marine Governance in the Baltic Sea: Current Trends of Europeanization and Regionalization
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Marine Governance in the Baltic Sea: Current Trends of Europeanization and Regionalization
2015 (English)In: Governing Europe's Marine Environment: Europeanization of Regional Seas or Regionalization of EU Policies? / [ed] Michael Gilek and Kristine Kern, Farnham: Ashgate, 2015, 1, 163-181 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham: Ashgate, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26291 (URN)1748/42/2008 (Local ID)9781409447276 (ISBN)1748/42/2008 (Archive number)1748/42/2008 (OAI)
Projects
RISKGOV
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1748/42/2008Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2015-02-04 Created: 2015-02-04 Last updated: 2017-02-22Bibliographically approved
4. Institutional Interplay in Governing the Baltic Sea Environment: The Role of IMO, EU, HELCOM and Classification Societies as Quasi-governmental Organizations
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutional Interplay in Governing the Baltic Sea Environment: The Role of IMO, EU, HELCOM and Classification Societies as Quasi-governmental Organizations
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32155 (URN)
Note

Som manuskript i avhandling. As manuscript in dissertation.

Available from: 2017-02-22 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-02-22Bibliographically approved

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