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Sustainable development policy

Platåbergens Geopark contributes to achieving the global sustainable development goals, Agenda 2030, as well as the Swedish strategies for environmental quality, recreation, and cultural heritage. For more details, see our policy document.

The maxim “the table mountain landscape will be used, not used up” will govern the geopark’s work in tourism development on and around the table mountains. The landscape is a unique resource that will be used in tourism, but without endangering the chances of coming generations using the same resource.

Platåbergens Geopark has identified seven key conditions that must be met if the area is to be a sustainable destination:

  • Knowledge through making inventories and doing vulnerability analyses
  • Infrastructure in place
  • Clear division of roles/ownership
  • Visitor pressure spread over multiple areas
  • Prolonged season
  • Fossil free travelling is favoured
  • Information to visitors, e.g. about the Right of Public Access.

For a sustainable development to be implemented in the practical work, two key parts need to be in place. The first is the work/responsibilities of the municipalities, and the second is the work/responsibilities of other actors. A geopark can support both through information and materials.