Public-private partnerships for multifunctional sustainable land use in peri-urban areas to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

Climate change increases the risk of damage caused by storms, insects and fungi in agriculture and forestry. Multifunctional sustainable land use, including a more diversified agriculture and forestry sector in terms of biodiversity, is one way to create resilience and meet these climate risks. For example, a forest with trees of different ages and of several species is more resistant to these risks. Multifunctional refers to how the same land can provide food and wood products, but also job creation, recreation and be a provider of ecosystem services such as pollination, erosion protection and biodiversity. Research shows that there is a large acceptance for a more varied forest sector and diversified agriculture. In recent years, urban farming has received widespread understanding on its many advantages, including a sense of belonging and meaning, other than food production. In this article the authors try to assess a scenario when these initiatives become commercial and when the urban farming trend meets traditional forms of agriculture and forestry. Furthermore, the large potential of developing public-private partnerships for multifunctional sustainable land use in peri-urban areas in the Swedish City of Gothenburg and its surrounding area is analysed, based on experiences from ongoing initiatives. Developed within the framework of Climate KIC Accelerator Project, a business model is presented allowing for a long-term sustainability of initiatives.

multifunctional agriculture

ecosystem services

climate change



multifunctional land use


Anna Ternell

PE Teknik & Arkitektur

Anders M. Nilsson

Västra Götaland,Västarvet

Björn Ohlén

Västra Götaland,Västarvet

Daniel Stenholm

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktutveckling

Dag Henrik Bergsjö

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktutveckling


24162140 (eISSN)

Vol. 6 2 73-90


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