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Author Pettersson, Maria ♦ Strömberg, Caroline ♦ Keskitalo, E. Carina H.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Netherlands
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Public administration & military science ♦ Administration of economy & environment
Subject Keyword Forestry ♦ Invasive alien species ♦ Sweden ♦ Environment ♦ Ecology ♦ Atmospheric Sciences ♦ Physical Geography ♦ Environmental Management ♦ Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
Abstract Invasive alien species constitute an increasing risk to forestry, as indeed to natural systems in general. This study reviews the legislative framework governing invasive species in the EU and Sweden, drawing upon both a legal analysis and interviews with main national level agencies responsible for implementing this framework. The study concludes that EU and Sweden are limited in how well they can act on invasive species, in particular because of the weak interpretation of the precautionary principle in the World Trade Organisation and Sanitary and Phytosanitary agreements. In the Swedish case, this interpretation also conflicts with the stronger interpretation of the precautionary principle under the Swedish Environmental Code, which could in itself provide for stronger possibilities to act on invasive species.
ISSN 00447447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-01-07
Publisher Place Dordrecht
e-ISSN 16547209
Journal AMBIO
Volume Number 45
Issue Number 2
Page Count 9
Starting Page 214
Ending Page 222


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