Goal 12

Kristianstads Vattenrike – The cranes

In late March/early April every year, Kristianstads Vattenrike is visited by thousands of cranes that stop to have a break on their long journey from southern Europe to their breeding locations in northern Sweden. The cranes rest in the floodplain meadows in the Pulken Nature Reserve. The meadows were restored by the municipality 30 years… read more »

Blekinge Archipelago – The Archipelago route

In 2015, the biosphere reserve office in Blekinge Archipelago initiated and operated a pilot-study to identify opportunities for developing the outdoors tourism in the area, focusing on the coast and archipelago as a whole. The pilot-study revealed many opportunities for development but a coordinating function, linking and gathering actors and initiatives, was missing. As a… read more »

East Vättern Scarp Landscape – Broadleaf success

Lövsuccé, ”Broadleaf success”, is a project lead by the County Administrative Board in Jönköping in collaboration with the Swedish Forestry Board, the Federation of Swedish Farmers, the largest forest-owner association in Sweden (Södra), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the biosphere reserve organization, with financial support from the WWF. The objective of the project,… read more »

Lake Vänern Archipelago – Sustainable tourism

In Lake Vänern Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, the province’s decision to increase tourism evoked a question: Given that this is an area designated by UNESCO as a model for sustainable development, are there possibilities for being a “sustainable tourist” in the biosphere reserve? To answer this question, the biosphere reserve applied a cross-sectoral way of thinking…. read more »

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty. At the current… read more »

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