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Sara Brogaard

Sara Brogaard

Senior Lecturer

Sara Brogaard

The Swedish forestry model: intensifying production for sustainability


  • Iris Hertog
  • Sara Brogaard
  • Torsten Krause

Summary, in English

Sweden is often seen as a frontrunner when it comes to sustainability. For example, it has the highest share of renewable energy in the EU and is known for its thorough recycling and waste separation. Sweden is sparsely populated and 70% of its land area is covered by forests. Over the last century, the volume of yearly timber harvests has doubled, but despite this remarkable productivity increase, the Swedish Forestry Model is fiercely debated across a range of actors. In this blogpost we aim to introduce and give some background to one of these ongoing debates.


  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year




Document type

Web publication


InnoForESt Horizon2020


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary