Use of explorative scenarios in environmental policy making: Evaluation of policy instruments for management of land, water and the built environment
2010 (English)In: Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, ISSN 0016-3287, E-ISSN 1873-6378, Vol. 42, no 10, 1166-1175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to achieve the Swedish Environmental Quality Objectives (EQOs), three action strategies have been adopted by the Swedish parliament. The strategy addressed in this paper deals with the management of land, water and the built environment. The paper reports on a project involving authorities and researchers in which policy measures required for achieving relevant targets for the strategy were gathered, structured and analysed regarding their potential assuming alternative futures. Measures with proposed policy instruments were qualitatively evaluated against one business as usual scenario and four explorative scenarios varying along two dimensions; level of governance and level of embeddedness. The results show a heavy predominance of administrative policy instruments. This policy strategy depends on a future development where such policy instruments are accepted. In order to achieve the EQOs regardless of future developments, more robust packages of measures including a larger variation in policy instruments need to be developed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 42, no 10, 1166-1175 p.
Explorative scenarios, Environmental objectives, Policy measures
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25757DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2010.06.002ISI: 000285823100017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78649698021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25757DiVA: diva2:359709
QC 20101124 Uppdaterad från In press till Published (20110317).2010-10-292010-10-292011-03-17Bibliographically approved