MAES-related developments in Sweden
Sweden we will incorporate our ES assessments within the regional action plans for Green Infrastructure. We are now in the initial phase of implementing the recently accepted government bill: A Swedish strategy for biodiversity and ecosystem services, http://www.regeringen.se/download/0b5fab35.pdf?major=1&minor=237020&cn=attachmentPublDuplicator_0_attachment
We have ongoing projects on communication of ESS and a research programme “The value of ESS”. All projects aim for one of the milestone targets adopted as part of Sweden’s system of environmental objectives, the importance of biodiversity and the value of ecosystem services are, by 2018, to be generally known and integrated into economic positions, political considerations and other decisions in society, where it is relevant and reasonable to do so. Follow the first link below to find out more.
- For additional information see the ESMERALDA country fact sheet