Policy implementation

Contact person: Ing-Marie Gren

Insights from the case study sites, the re-analysis studies and the analysis in WP3.1 (re-analysis of policies and measure implementation) and 3.2 (linking cost-effectiveness analyses to the SAF) will be used to evaluate the effects on successful implementation of international agreements. This will be applied to the eutrophication segment in the Baltic Sea Action Plan because of the availability of a numerical, dynamic and stochastic optimisation model (Gren et al. 2013). The results from the case studies will shed light on eventual inertia and leakage in local implementation of policies, which will have implication for the costs and achievements of the international agreements. These will be calculated using the Gren et al. (2013) numerical model. However, international agreements on common policies, such as Baltic Sea nutrient trading markets or taxes, will affect incentives to implement policies at the local scale. The results from this model exercise will therefore provide input for WP 3.1 and 3.2.