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The Ecosystem Approach to Management in Marine Environmental Governance: Institutional interplay in the Baltic Sea Region
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden.
Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Germany / Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
2017 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 27, no 6, p. 619-631Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on the use of the ecosystem approach to management (EAM) in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). Based on selected criteria for EAM, the article traces and compares the impact of EAM on HELCOM’s Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and the EU Maritime Spatial Planning Directive (MSPD). Starting from the assumption that institutional interplay determines the impact of the EAM on marine policies, the article examines how different forms of interplay (interplay through cognition, commitment and compliance) affect the spread of EAM and its implementation in the BSR. The study finds strong interplay between HELCOM’s BSAP and the EU’s MSFD. Although HELCOM is still an important player in marine governance in the BSR, since it includes Russia, taking over responsibilities for the implementation of EU legislation has repercussions and affects its independence. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment

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John Wiley & Sons, 2017. Vol. 27, no 6, p. 619-631
Keywords [en]
ecosystem approach to management, environmental governance, Baltic Sea Action Plan, EU Water Framework Directive, EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, EU Maritime Spatial Planning Directive
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Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Public Administration Studies Environmental Management Environmental Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141009DOI: 10.1002/eet.1775ISI: 000418257500008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-141009DiVA, id: diva2:1142781
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EET-16-0094.R1

Funding agencies: Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies; BONUS+ programme - EU

Available from: 2017-09-20 Created: 2017-09-20 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Regional Environmental Governance and Avenues for the Ecosystem Approach to management in the Baltic Sea Area
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regional Environmental Governance and Avenues for the Ecosystem Approach to management in the Baltic Sea Area
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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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.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2017. p. 61
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Sciences, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 705
Keywords
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:nbn:se:liu:diva-133976 (URN)10.3384/diss.diva-133976 (DOI)9789176856062 (ISBN)
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2017-02-17, Temcas, hus T, Campus Valla, Linköping, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-01-17 Created: 2017-01-17 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved

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