Environmental justice for the governance of aquatic environments

Riikka Paloniemi, Jari Niemelä, Niko Soininen, Tiina Laatikainen, Kati Vierikko, Aino Rekola, Arto Viinikka, Vesa Yli-Pelkonen, Timo Assmuth, Leena Kopperoinen, Lasse Peltonen, Tuomas Kuokkanen, Marketta Kyttä

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Kuvaus

Environmental justice sheds light on the distributive and procedural aspects of planning and decision-making. We examined the challenges arising from the perspective of environmental justice on multi-level and participatory environmental governance by exploring the governance of aquatic environments in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. We found three main challenges and potential responses to them. First, even though most of Helsinki’s shoreline is free and/or accessible by road and accordingly used actively by people for recreational purposes, many parts of the shoreline are perceived as inaccessible, reflecting a need to combine factual and perceived accessibility of aquatic environments in detail during the planning processes and to discuss reasons for possible discrepancies between these two. Second, there was a remarkable seasonal variation in the use of aquatic environments, so more attention should be paid to social-demographic factors explaining the distribution of the use of urban nature. Third, it seems to be difficult to capture the variety of perceptions of people and to integrate them into planning and decision-making processes even on a local scale, and this challenge is likely even more pronounced on higher levels of planning and governance. Thus, better integration of regional and local-scale planning procedures should be encouraged. Building on these observations, we conclude that integration of procedural and distributive environmental justice into the practices of the governance of aquatic environments could remarkably decrease unwanted trade-offs and potential conflicts in their use and management.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiLocal Environment
Vuosikerta23
Numero3
Sivut366-377
Sivumäärä12
ISSN1354-9839
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 8 tammikuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 1172 Ympäristötiede

Lainaa tätä

Paloniemi, Riikka ; Niemelä, Jari ; Soininen, Niko ; Laatikainen, Tiina ; Vierikko, Kati ; Rekola, Aino ; Viinikka, Arto ; Yli-Pelkonen, Vesa ; Assmuth, Timo ; Kopperoinen, Leena ; Peltonen, Lasse ; Kuokkanen, Tuomas ; Kyttä, Marketta. / Environmental justice for the governance of aquatic environments. Julkaisussa: Local Environment. 2018 ; Vuosikerta 23, Nro 3. Sivut 366-377.
@article{3672fcd0c4374e51b38666b658f40676,
title = "Environmental justice for the governance of aquatic environments",
abstract = "Environmental justice sheds light on the distributive and procedural aspects of planning and decision-making. We examined the challenges arising from the perspective of environmental justice on multi-level and participatory environmental governance by exploring the governance of aquatic environments in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. We found three main challenges and potential responses to them. First, even though most of Helsinki’s shoreline is free and/or accessible by road and accordingly used actively by people for recreational purposes, many parts of the shoreline are perceived as inaccessible, reflecting a need to combine factual and perceived accessibility of aquatic environments in detail during the planning processes and to discuss reasons for possible discrepancies between these two. Second, there was a remarkable seasonal variation in the use of aquatic environments, so more attention should be paid to social-demographic factors explaining the distribution of the use of urban nature. Third, it seems to be difficult to capture the variety of perceptions of people and to integrate them into planning and decision-making processes even on a local scale, and this challenge is likely even more pronounced on higher levels of planning and governance. Thus, better integration of regional and local-scale planning procedures should be encouraged. Building on these observations, we conclude that integration of procedural and distributive environmental justice into the practices of the governance of aquatic environments could remarkably decrease unwanted trade-offs and potential conflicts in their use and management.",
keywords = "1172 Environmental sciences, AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE, DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE, PROCEDURAL JUSTICE, Recreation, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES",
author = "Riikka Paloniemi and Jari Niemel{\"a} and Niko Soininen and Tiina Laatikainen and Kati Vierikko and Aino Rekola and Arto Viinikka and Vesa Yli-Pelkonen and Timo Assmuth and Leena Kopperoinen and Lasse Peltonen and Tuomas Kuokkanen and Marketta Kytt{\"a}",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "8",
doi = "10.1080/13549839.2017.1422118",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "366--377",
journal = "Local Environment",
issn = "1354-9839",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

Paloniemi, R, Niemelä, J, Soininen, N, Laatikainen, T, Vierikko, K, Rekola, A, Viinikka, A, Yli-Pelkonen, V, Assmuth, T, Kopperoinen, L, Peltonen, L, Kuokkanen, T & Kyttä, M 2018, 'Environmental justice for the governance of aquatic environments', Local Environment, Vuosikerta 23, Nro 3, Sivut 366-377. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2017.1422118

Environmental justice for the governance of aquatic environments. / Paloniemi, Riikka; Niemelä, Jari; Soininen, Niko; Laatikainen, Tiina; Vierikko, Kati; Rekola, Aino; Viinikka, Arto; Yli-Pelkonen, Vesa; Assmuth, Timo; Kopperoinen, Leena; Peltonen, Lasse; Kuokkanen, Tuomas; Kyttä, Marketta.

julkaisussa: Local Environment, Vuosikerta 23, Nro 3, 08.01.2018, s. 366-377.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

TY - JOUR

T1 - Environmental justice for the governance of aquatic environments

AU - Paloniemi, Riikka

AU - Niemelä, Jari

AU - Soininen, Niko

AU - Laatikainen, Tiina

AU - Vierikko, Kati

AU - Rekola, Aino

AU - Viinikka, Arto

AU - Yli-Pelkonen, Vesa

AU - Assmuth, Timo

AU - Kopperoinen, Leena

AU - Peltonen, Lasse

AU - Kuokkanen, Tuomas

AU - Kyttä, Marketta

PY - 2018/1/8

Y1 - 2018/1/8

N2 - Environmental justice sheds light on the distributive and procedural aspects of planning and decision-making. We examined the challenges arising from the perspective of environmental justice on multi-level and participatory environmental governance by exploring the governance of aquatic environments in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. We found three main challenges and potential responses to them. First, even though most of Helsinki’s shoreline is free and/or accessible by road and accordingly used actively by people for recreational purposes, many parts of the shoreline are perceived as inaccessible, reflecting a need to combine factual and perceived accessibility of aquatic environments in detail during the planning processes and to discuss reasons for possible discrepancies between these two. Second, there was a remarkable seasonal variation in the use of aquatic environments, so more attention should be paid to social-demographic factors explaining the distribution of the use of urban nature. Third, it seems to be difficult to capture the variety of perceptions of people and to integrate them into planning and decision-making processes even on a local scale, and this challenge is likely even more pronounced on higher levels of planning and governance. Thus, better integration of regional and local-scale planning procedures should be encouraged. Building on these observations, we conclude that integration of procedural and distributive environmental justice into the practices of the governance of aquatic environments could remarkably decrease unwanted trade-offs and potential conflicts in their use and management.

AB - Environmental justice sheds light on the distributive and procedural aspects of planning and decision-making. We examined the challenges arising from the perspective of environmental justice on multi-level and participatory environmental governance by exploring the governance of aquatic environments in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. We found three main challenges and potential responses to them. First, even though most of Helsinki’s shoreline is free and/or accessible by road and accordingly used actively by people for recreational purposes, many parts of the shoreline are perceived as inaccessible, reflecting a need to combine factual and perceived accessibility of aquatic environments in detail during the planning processes and to discuss reasons for possible discrepancies between these two. Second, there was a remarkable seasonal variation in the use of aquatic environments, so more attention should be paid to social-demographic factors explaining the distribution of the use of urban nature. Third, it seems to be difficult to capture the variety of perceptions of people and to integrate them into planning and decision-making processes even on a local scale, and this challenge is likely even more pronounced on higher levels of planning and governance. Thus, better integration of regional and local-scale planning procedures should be encouraged. Building on these observations, we conclude that integration of procedural and distributive environmental justice into the practices of the governance of aquatic environments could remarkably decrease unwanted trade-offs and potential conflicts in their use and management.

KW - 1172 Environmental sciences

KW - AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS

KW - ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE

KW - DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE

KW - PROCEDURAL JUSTICE

KW - Recreation

KW - ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

U2 - 10.1080/13549839.2017.1422118

DO - 10.1080/13549839.2017.1422118

M3 - Article

VL - 23

SP - 366

EP - 377

JO - Local Environment

JF - Local Environment

SN - 1354-9839

IS - 3

ER -