A Lot of Talk, But Little Action : The Blind Spots of Nordic Environmental Security Policy

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Hakala , E , Lähde , V , Majava , A , Toivanen , T , Váden , T , Järvensivu , P & Eronen , J T 2019 , ' A Lot of Talk, But Little Action : The Blind Spots of Nordic Environmental Security Policy ' , Sustainability , vol. 11 , no. 8 , 2379 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su11082379

Title: A Lot of Talk, But Little Action : The Blind Spots of Nordic Environmental Security Policy
Author: Hakala, Emma; Lähde, Ville; Majava, Antti; Toivanen, Tero; Váden, Tere; Järvensivu, Paavo; Eronen, Jussi T.
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Creative adaptation to wicked socio-environmental disruptions (WISE STN)
Department of Political and Economic Studies (2010-2017)
Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
Past Present Sustainability (PAES)
Date: 2019-04-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Sustainability
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11082379
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/301243
Abstract: Despite an increasing recognition that environmental change may have implications for security, there only are few policies to address the issue. This article will look at environmental security policies in Finland and Sweden and propose ways to develop more effective measures. It relies on a three-level framework that aims to enable the identification of environmental security impacts by categorising them into local, geopolitical and structural ones. The article will examine present environmental security strategies and policies in Finland and Sweden, consider their efficacy for addressing various kinds of impacts and point out approaches that are currently missing. Based on the discussion, it argues that a comprehensive policy approach is needed to tackle environmental security impacts. This requires closer coordination and interchange between sectors as well as strategic intent. In addition, further research is needed on the structural impacts of mitigating and adapting to environmental change.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
517 Political science
environmental security
environmental policy
societal transformation
resilience
CLIMATE-CHANGE
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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