Possibility to implement invasive species control in Swedish forests
2016 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 45, 214-222 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016. Vol. 45, 214-222 p.
Forestry, Invasive alien species, Sweden
Forest Science Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114699DOI: 10.1007/s13280-015-0754-5ISI: 000372300000013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-114699DiVA: diva2:897699
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