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BONUS Coherent policies and governance of the Baltic Sea Ecosystems (Go4Baltic)
The key theme of Go4Baltic is coherence between the international marine policy governing the Baltic Sea and national environmental policies.
The aims of Go4Baltic are to:
- analyse how good ecological status of the Baltic Sea can be implemented cost-effectively throughout the Baltic Sea region,
- analyse existing policies and how they have stimulated technological innovation and development to reduce nutrient losses from agriculture,
- analyse how future agricultural and climate policy developments influence nutrient load reductions to the Baltic Sea, and
- analyse how farmers adapt to the current and future policies in different parts of the Baltic Sea region.
Recommendations from the research will be presented as a “Baltic Sea Socioeconomic Action Plan”, proposing policy improvements in both the short- and long-term.
The project is implemented within the framework of the BONUS Joint Baltic Sea Research and Development Programme, co-financed by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) and the National Funding Institutions.