BONUS MIRACLE presents a Roadmap for improving water resource management in the Baltic Sea Region
Aiming at “Enhancing the effectiveness of nutrient management and providing multiple ecosystem service benefits”, the roadmap contributes to the ongoing discourse on the development of coordinated policies and strategies to improve the effectiveness of nutrient management and provide multiple ecosystem benefits, including private and public goods, in the agricultural and environmental sectors.
Notwithstanding a number of different policy
initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region, it is becoming clear that
siloed, sectorally based policy approaches are increasingly unable to address
eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. This points to a need for greater
coordination between agricultural and environmental policies to be able to ensure
both sustainable food and biomass production and the provision of clean water
and multiple ecosystem services in a changing climate. In this context, also the European
strategy and action plan towards a sustainable bio-based economy by 2020 recognizes the need for continuous coordination
between relevant bio-based economy sectors and policies.
This Roadmap intends to contribute to the discourse on the need to develop coordinated policies and
strategies in the agricultural and environmental sectors. It builds upon the
results of work undertaken in the BONUS MIRACLE project, including a social
learning process with a diverse set of public and private sector stakeholders in
case areas across the Baltic Sea Region. In the process, alternative pathways
were explored for the provision of multiple ecosystem benefits at the local
level and nutrient governance at the BSR level.
The Roadmap can be downloaded
from the website www.bonus-miracle.eu/results/policy-briefs-roadmap/