Environmental Challenges in the Baltic Region

A Perspective from Economics

Editors: Bali Swain, Ranjula (Ed.)

  • Features contributions from experts in Sweden, Poland and EstoniaExplores the economics of eutrophication
  • Considers environmental protection in a cross country setting
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This book explores environmental challenges in the Baltic region from an economic perspective. Featuring contributions from regional experts from Nordic, Baltic and Eastern European countries it addresses the response to eutrophication caused by increased loads of nutrients to the sea from agriculture, wastewater, industry and traffic, and cost-effective solutions to reach the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) targets, set up through the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM). Contributions also explore the environmental impacts of rural landscape change during the post-communist period in the Baltic Sea region and a review of the ex-post evaluations of the costs and benefits generated by Baltic Sea nutrient abatement policies. Public policies towards marine protection, wind power establishment, and attitudes to paying for environmental protection, environmental resilience and the international cooperation in the Baltic region are also discussed.

About the authors

Ranjula Bali Swain is a Professor of Economics at the School of Social Science, Södertörn University, Sweden, and a Visiting Professor at Misum (the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets) at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. She is also affiliated to Uppsala University and the Center for European Research in Microfinance (Cermi) at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. Her main research interests are in environmental economics, microeconometrics and development economics. Bali Swain has a Doctorate in Economics from Uppsala University, and has worked for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Geneva in the past.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Environmental Challenges in the Baltic Region: An Introduction

    Swain, Ranjula Bali

    Pages 1-13

  • Towards a Sustainable Food System in the Baltic Sea Region

    Larsson, Markus

    Pages 15-52

  • Costs of Nutrient Management with Technological Development and Climate Change

    Gren, Ing-Marie

    Pages 53-75

  • Optimal Strategies for Inland and Coastal Water Monitoring

    Elofsson, Katarina

    Pages 77-104

  • Public Policies Towards Marine Protection: Benchmarking Estonia to Finland and Sweden

    Nõmmann, Tea (et al.)

    Pages 105-133

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-56007-6
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-56006-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Challenges in the Baltic Region
Book Subtitle
A Perspective from Economics
Editors
  • Ranjula Bali Swain
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56007-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56007-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56006-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 239
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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