CEC Reports & Synthesis Reports
About the CEC Reports Series
Syntheses are combined information from various sources, both results from proprietary research and from a representative sample of the available scientific literature. The aim is to highlight a specific issue from a broad perspective, and convey a comprehensive picture that includes robust evidence and material uncertainties.
Blue Carbon and Ecosystembased Adaptation: Mapping of Arenas (2016)
About the report: This mapping provides an overview of different types of arenas where the two concepts Ecosystembased adaptation (EbA) and Blue Carbon (BC) are discussed. This report looks at where these topics are negotiated and cotextualised, and displays how different arenas and actors are interlinked within and between these two issues.
Klimatsäkrat Skåne, report in Swedish (2015)
Keywords: climate, climate change, adaptation, emission reductions, sustainable development, scenario
About the report: The report "Klimatsäkrat Skåne" is an interdisciplinary review, synthesis and analysis of the state of knowledge about the opportunities and challenges of Scania faced with the ongoing and progressive continuation of climate change in the 2000s. The report "Klimatsäkrat Skåne" has been developed in collaboration between CEC and Klimatsamverkan Skåne, with work by researchers from several other Swedish universities.
Biologisk mångfald i urbana miljöer - förutsättningar, fördelar och förvaltning, report in Swedish (2014)
Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem services, densification, urban design, urban green space
About the report: This report was written on behalf of “Utmaning Hållbart Lund”, a collaboration between Lund University and Lund Municipality, and is part of the efforts for sustainable urban development in Lund. The report summarizes and explains theories and known relationships between biodiversity and the, often very specific, "green" habitats that urban areas contains. The goal of this report is to a) contribute to understanding of how ecological theories can be used to better incorporate biodiversity issues in urban planning, and b) to improve the sustainability of long-term planning for urban development and of actions for urban biodiversity. Some examples of how the theories can be implemented to increase urban biodiversity are presented in the form of measures appropriate for a city like Lund.
Climate Services - Mapping of Providers and Purveyors in the Netherlands and Sweden (2014)
Key words: climate services, climate information, climate data, the Netherlands, Sweden
About the report: This report is a result of a cooperation project between Lund University in Sweden and the Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, KNMI, in the Netherlands. The overall aim of the project was to provide an initial mapping of providers and purveyors of climate services in the Netherlands and Sweden. In total, 64 organisations participated in the study, through questionnaire replies and/or interviews. The report presents the results of the mapping, including the use of the term climate services, existing climate services portfolios, how these services are developed and how they are communicated to the users of the services. It compares the Swedish and Dutch landscapes of the climate services provision, and also discusses their potential gaps and possible ways of enhancing the provision of climate services.
Ekosystemtjänster i det skånska jordbrukslandskapet, report in Swedish (2013)
Keywords: ecosystem services, agriculture, agricultural landscapes, policy instruments, valuation
About the report: Farmland provides ecosystem services that constitute a precondition for sustainable agriculture but also benefit the society at large. The ecological processes behind these services depend on the interaction of a variety of organisms. Agriculture in Scania has undergone significant changes which have transformed the landscape and altered the habitat for many of these organisms.
The report also shows that ecosystem services cannot be easily replaced by technological solutions, and that the management of these services requires an understanding of the relationships between agriculture, landscape and ecosystem processes as well as well-adapted policy instruments. This can only be achieved through an increased dialogue and regular feedback between farmers, policy-makers and researchers.