Reports and synthesis reports

For a list of publications in both Swedish and English, please see our Swedish website.

Publications in Swedish and English at

An evaluation of analyses and data collection of winter loss in honey bees in Sweden


Authors: Ullrika Sahlin | Björn Klatt

ISBN: 978-91-984349-2-7

About the report: Swedish beekeeping rely on the health of honey bee Apis mellifera. Loss of colonies during winter is an indicator of poor honey bee health.This report evaluates current data collection of winter loss in honey bees in Sweden, with the purpose to give recommendations for future improvements. The report has been commissioned by the Swedish Commercial Beekeping Association.

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Climate adaptation in densifying cities. Blue-green visions in Sofielund, Malmö, Sweden 


Authors: Johanna Alkan Olsson | Helena Hanson

About the report: Climate change is something that affects us all. For the city and its citizens, it means, among other things, more precipitation and consequently an increased risk of flooding. Therefore, it is important to work with climate change adaptation. The idea of this brief is to illustrate and discuss how blue-green solutions can contribute to adapting the city to a changing climate. It focuses on an already developed district: Sofielund in Malmö, Sweden. The brief is based on interviews with private property owners and managers in the district and has been developed through collaboration between two researchers at the Centre for Environment and Climate Research, Lund University and landscape architects at COWI in Malmö.

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Collective Implementation of Ecological Focus Areas


Authors: Juliana Dänhardt | Lovisa Nilsson | Jordan Hristov | Johanna Alkan Olsson | Mark Brady | Peter Olsson | Henrik G Smith | Yann Clough

ISBN: 978-91-620-6773-1

About the report: The report Collective implementation of ecological focus areas is written on behalf of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The report is based on ecological and economic modeling as well as interviews with farmers and civil servants in Sweden, the Netherlands and England.

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What measures should be taken to improve conditions for Swedish Farmland Birds, as reflected in the Farmland Bird Index?


Authors: Åke Lindström, Ola Olsson, Henrik G. Smith, Martin Stjernman

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Blue Carbon and Ecosystembased Adaptation: Mapping of Arenas


Author: Göransson, T

Keywords: Ecosystembased adaptation, Blue Carbon, the UNFCCC, systematic mapping, international diplomacy

ISBN: 978-91-981577-7-2

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.

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Climate Services – Mapping of Providers and Purveyors in the Netherlands and Sweden 


Authors: Terese Göransson, Markku Rummukainen

Key words: climate services, climate information, climate data, the Netherlands, Sweden

ISBN: 978-91-981577-3-4

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.

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