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A functional description of the model for the protection of the environmental interests of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea region

By Tatiana S. Volchetskaya, Elena N. Cholopova and Aleksey G. Grigoriev

Abstract

This article identifies the objective conditions of the conflict between the in­terests of de­velopment and those of envi­ronmental security. The latter are given added urgency when, within the same ecological unit, one country needs to de­velop and another to protect its envi­ronmental interests. The borders of the countries and regions, the economies of which affect the safety of Russia’s inter­ests in the Baltic, do not coincide with the boundaries of the eco­systems. This calls for a study of the legal protection of Rus­sia’s environmental interests in the Baltic Sea region. There is no legal mechanism for ensuring a balance between the inter­ests of development and those of environ­mental security of the countries that have shorelines along the Baltic Sea. Thus, it is necessary to give a functional description of the regional model for the legal protec­tion of the environmental interests of the Russian Federation in the Baltic region. To this end, we identify the juridical con­tent of the environmental interests of the Russian Federation. We consider the pos­sibilities of the legal protection of the en­viron­mental interests in the national and international jurisdiction. The interests are divided into two groups respectively. We reveal the essence of the environmen­tal interests of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea region. We analyse the case of the Russian regions located with­in the Baltic Sea catchment area to test an ap­proach to identifying the region’s bound­aries. This approach may be used in mod­elling the regional level of the legal pro­tection of Russia’s environmental inter­ests in the Baltic region. We identify the environmental interests of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea region, as well as the forms of legal protection of the country’s interests in this territory. We describe the elements of the system of the legal protec­tion of Russia’s inter­ests in the Baltic region and examine the functions of these elements

Topics: international law, public interests, environmental interests, regional model, Baltic Sea region, Regional economics. Space in economics, HT388
Publisher: Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.5922/2079-8555-2018-4-3
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:2b1d8b0471fd424abd402b84c7b0b062
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