Goal 11

Nedre Dalälven River Landscape – The floodplain meadows

The river Dalälven flows through the biosphere reserve. The transition zone from the open water of the river to the forest has historically been characterized by regularly flooded meadows used for haying and grazing. The river together with the meadows made them an invaluable resource for the local dwellers and created conditions for high biodiversity…. read more »

ElectriVillage – an initiative for sustainable transport solutions in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lake Vänern Archipelago

The Municipality of Mariestad is one of the founders of Biosphere Reserve Lake Vänern Archipelago. Inspired by the UNESCO designation and the mission to be a model region of sustainable development, Mariestad Municipality has started to explore how they can convert their fleet of vehicles to fossil fuel free, locally produced energy. ElectriVillage is a… read more »

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. With the number of people living within cities projected to rise to 5 billion people by 2030, it’s important that efficient urban planning and management practices are in place… read more »

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