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Local and traditional knowledge regarding biodiversity and sustainable customary practices : Sweden’s present and future work

Tunon, Håkan; Labba, Åsa; Månsson, Matilda


The Sami Parliament has been given the government mandate to accomplish parts of the Swedish implementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Sweden’s signature to the Convention means that Swedish public authorities must respect and preserve traditional knowledge related to biodiversity and protect and encourage sustainable customary land and water practices. The Government has assigned the Sami Parliament to serve as the thematic focal point for Articles 8(j) and 10(c) of the CBD. This means that the Sami Parliament is responsible for the national coordination of work on these issues. The mandate concerns traditional knowledge and sustainable customs throughout the country, which can provide knowledge and guidance also for the continued, future use of natural resources by humankind in the sustainable management of biodiversity - all that lives and grows.

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Publisher: Sametinget; SLU Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
    Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

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