Possibility to implement invasive species control in Swedish forests

Pettersson, Maria and Strömberg, Caroline and Keskitalo, E. Carina H. (2016) Possibility to implement invasive species control in Swedish forests. Ambio, 45 (2). pp. 214-222. ISSN 1654-7209

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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.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Future Forest Subject: Skogsbruk i klimatförändringens tid > Samhälle
Skogsbruk i klimatförändringens tid > Osäkerhet och risk
Skogsbruk för många olika nyttor > Styrningsmodeller för skogsbruk
Depositing User: Christer Enkvist
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 14:24
URI: https://ffpdb.slu.se/id/eprint/3797

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