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Mistra Sport and Outdoors

9 million SEK for research on sustainability in sporting events and outdoor recreation


More and more people participate in sporting events and have an active outdoor life, however, this affects nature and the environment. The University of Gothenburg is one of seven parties within a research program that received funding from the Mistra Environmental Research Foundation, to investigate how Sports and Outdoor Recreation can become more sustainable.

Researchers from the Centre for Tourism and the Department of Economics and Society will work in the program led by Mid Sweden University. The program has received a total of 70 million over four years, of which 9 million are dedicated to the University of Gothenburg. The aim of the program is that Sweden shall become an international leader in research concerning sustainable outdoor recreation and sports.

The program contains six thematic areas and the researchers at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg are involved in three of the thematic areas: sustainability aspects of sporting events, sustainable transport solutions, and utilization of land and water.