Work Package 2

Governance in the present: existing legislation and policy, and the role of new governance tools within these

This work package will focus on researching existing policy and law as well as the function of new governance measures, and the legal possibilities for extending them. Special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of relevant legal functions and policy tools in the key targeted resource use activities.

Thus, we will investigate Environmental Impact Assessments as a means for evaluating the overall societal impacts of the sectoral activities, and the potential for expanding the present use of Strategic Environmental Assessment, forest and marine certification, corporate social responsibility. Our ambition is also to investigate other novel planning measures such as coordination between reindeer husbandry and forestry as well as the legal potential for implementing Social Impact Assessments.

Work package leaders

Carina Keskitalo and Maria Pettersson, Umeå university