Enhancing Restoration Guidelines Through a Strategic Sustainable Development Approach
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 HE creditsStudent thesis
Land areas being used unsustainably are depleted and/or degraded. To prevent this from happening and/or to reverse the effects, we need to restore these environments. However, not all restoration practices are equal, and some do not adhere to rigorous standards of sustainability. In this study, restoration guidelines and opinions from field experts were analysed from an SSD perspective. The focus of this thesis was limestone quarries in northern Europe due to quarries’ impacts to the socio-ecological system and the sensitivity of northern ecosystems. The results were divided into two sub-sections: FSSD comparison to guidelines, which included an SP analysis to principles in guidelines, and interviews. The conclusion was that the SSD approach could enhance these quarry restoration guidelines by incorporating the recommendations formulated from the results and discussion. One recommendation was having the eight SPs as overarching boundaries for success. Incorporating these recommendations would fill the sustainability gaps, aiding in the practitioner's ability to be strategic and have long-term success within sustainable limits.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 36 p.
Restoration, quarries, biodiversity, sustainability, strategic planning, ecosystem services
Natural Sciences Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-12925OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-12925DiVA: diva2:953783
Subject / course
SL2514 Master's Thesis (60 credits) in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability