Sustainability scenarios for Northern Europe

Using methods of the Seeds of the Good Anthropocene project, we developed a set of scenarios using existing bottom-up transformative initiatives to examine plausible transitions towards positive, sustainable futures for Europe.

By starting from existing, but marginal initiatives, as well as current trends, we aimed to identify system characteristics that may play a key role in sustainability transitions (e.g., gender issues, inequity, governance, behavioral change) that are currently under-explored in global environmental scenarios. This resulted in four positive and transformative scenarios (Global Knowledge for Local Management, Wild and Tele-connected, Creative and Collaborative, and The League of Cooperative Communities).

Project facts

Sweden

NW Europe

2017

Submitted by:

Garry Peterson

Project leader

20 oktober 2020 14:30:00

How to cite this page:

Garry Peterson

Sustainability scenarios for Northern Europe

Resources

Raudsepp-Hearne, C., Peterson, G.D., Bennett, E.M. et al. Seeds of good anthropocenes: developing sustainability scenarios for Northern Europe. Sustain Sci 15, 605–617 (2020).

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Main ecosystems 
Scale
Urban areas
Suburban landscape
Small scale agriculture & villages
Croplands
Forests
International Region (e.g. Western European or Africa >2000 km on edge)