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Towards improved environmental risk governance of the Baltic Sea: RISKGOV Deliverable 11
Södertörn University, School of Life Sciences, Environmental science.
Södertörn University, School of Life Sciences, Environmental science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8536-373X
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Moving towards sustainable ecosystem governance practices is potentially a complex and time consuming endeavour. The RISKGOV project identified three main governance challenges linked to implementing an ecosystem approach to management in the medium to long term time span (i.e. years to decades), that, if adequately addressed by actors and stakeholders, could help improve the governance of environmental problems and risks in the Baltic Sea ecosystem. Firstly, fostering a move towards reflexive and adaptive governance structures and processes by improving regulatory coordination, cross sector collaboration and forming spaces for interaction and dialogue. Secondly, strengthening the regional and ecosystem basis of knowledge generation and management is needed, including integration of various forms of scientific knowledge, stakeholder input, and increased attention to interdependencies among environmental problems and risks to better address uncertainties and disagreements. Thirdly, to develop a more integrated system of stakeholder input and communication, e.g. in the form of a “regional marine advisory council”, to face issues of inclusiveness, create a common concern for the Baltic ecosystem, improve the motivation and capacity, and improve coordination across scales and sectors.

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2012. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
environmental management, reflexive governance, ecosystem approach, science-policy
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18162Local ID: 1748/42/2008OAI: diva2:601106
Environmental Risk Governance of the Baltic Sea (RISKGOV)
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1748/42/2008Swedish Research Council FormasEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
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