Sustainability Under Pressure: Environmental Resilience in natural and cultural heritage areas with intensive recreation (KA5033)
Funded by Karelia CBC 2014-2020
Objective of the project
Improving environmental resilience of the target areas of the project.
• Conduct environmental monitoring to outline case specific problems. -Identification of main environmental problems, the natural setting and potential solutions -Development of a DPSIR framework for each site (including conceptual model and risk assessment); -Outline of cost-efficient solutions and remediation options. -Raising efficiency of environmental monitoring • Implementation (construction) of pilot cases. -Waste management pilot project improvements in Kizhi and Vodlozero; -Place warning and awareness-building signs in important sites; -Landscapes support measures • Capacity building of the target groups enabling participatory sustainable development of the territories. -Benchmarking measures to find out best practicies in environmental management. -Educational actions to raise environmental awareness and professional competences (study-tours, meetings and events, publications). • Management, communication, dissemination and project assessment.
Duration2018-10-15 - 2020-09-30
Total Budget / Programme funding677 390 € / 609 651 €
Lead partnerNon-profit Partnership Centre for Problems of the North, Arctic and Cross-border Cooperation
Lead partner web-site
PartnersKizhi State Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography
Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Federal State Budget-funded Institution National Park "Vodlozersky"
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu
Metsähallitus, National Parks Finland
Centre for Economic Development, transport and the Environment for North Karelia