Environmental economic research as a tool in the protection of the Baltic Sea
- – costs and benefits of reducing eutrophicationaf Kari Hyytiäinen, Kerstin Blyh, Berit Hasler, Lassi Ahlvik, Heini Ahtiainen, Janne Artell, Siv Ericsdotter
This report reviews the findings of an ecological/economicanalyses regarding the on-going and prospective effortsto reduce eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, conducted byBalticSTERN, an international research network.The results indicate that the overall benefits of fulfillingthe targets of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP)clearly outweigh their aggregate costs, suggesting thatthe BSAP is an economically sound plan for solvingthe transboundary eutrophication problem. The cost ofinaction - not implementing the objectives of the BSAP -would be significant.
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