Strengthening the policy framework to resolve lax implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan for agriculture

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Brady, M.V., Andersen, M.S., Andersson, A. et al. Strengthening the policy framework to resolve lax implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan for agriculture. Ambio 51, 69–83 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-021-01573-3

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Title: Strengthening the policy framework to resolve lax implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan for agriculture
Author: Brady, Mark V.; Andersen, Mikael Skou; Andersson, Anna; Kilis, Emils; Saarela, Sanna-Riikka; Hvarregaard Thorsøe, Martin
Contributor organization: Suomen ympäristökeskus
The Finnish Environment Institute
Publisher: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Date: 2022
Language: en
Belongs to series: Ambio
ISSN: 0044-7447
1654-7209
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-021-01573-3
URI: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2022053039366
http://hdl.handle.net/10138/344127
Abstract: In this perspective article, we provide recommendations for strengthening the policy framework for protecting the Baltic Sea from agricultural nutrient pollution. The most striking weakness is the lax implementation of prescribed abatement measures, particularly concerning manure management, in most countries. Institutions of the EU should also be leveraged for achieving Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) goals. In contrast to the Helsinki Convention, the European Union has economic, political and legal mandates to further implementation and compliance. Equally important is the need for strengthening of local institutions, particularly Water Boards and independent agricultural advisory services in the eastern Baltic Sea Region countries. There is also an urgent need for implementation of voluntary land-use measures where EU funding available to farmers is more broadly and effectively used by providing it on the basis of estimated abatement performance, which can be realized through modelling. The enormous potential for funding performance-based schemes, manure management infrastructure and advisory services through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy are currently underutilized.
Subject: maatalous
lanta
ravinteet
vesistönkuormitus
merien saastuminen
vesiensuojelu
meriensuojelu
ympäristöpolitiikka
ohjauskeinot
Itämeri
agri-environment
CAP
governance
HELCOM
nutrient
nutrients (plants)
rural development
agriculture
Baltic Sea
Rights: CC BY 4.0


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