Long-term social solutions
To create a socially sustainable society, people have to be given the opportunity to lead a good and comfortable life. In Denmark, Ramboll is involved in a large research centre that aims to establish initiatives that foster well-being for vulnerable children and youngsters.
Through research projects focusing on gaining knowledge on how to support the well-being and skills of different age groups – from day care to college – the aim is to support a more widespread use of effective programmes and a more cost-effective allocation of public resources.
Preserving the environment
Sustainable development also means safeguarding the world’s natural environment and biodiversity. To determine how other European countries ensure the protection of natural areas and compare how well Sweden is positioned, Ramboll has carried out an international survey on the protection of land (including freshwater) classified under the IUCN system in Finland, the Netherlands, UK and Germany. The report will serve as a background for a new national Swedish strategy for sustainable land use at government level.
Working with the UK Highways Agency, Ramboll’s specialists performed research and developed a strategy to deal with the consequences of climate change. We provided advice for minimizing the Agency’s contribution to climate change and developed an adaptation strategy.
Among other things, approaches to whole life carbon accounting, the use of social marketing techniques as a means to drive behavioural change, and the feasible production of renewable energy on the Agency estate were developed.