Natural sustainable framework: Synergies between Swedish and tangata whenua views

The aim of this report is to provide reflections on research which investigated the synergies between the Natural Sustainable Framework employed in Sweden’s Eco-municipalities with a tangata whenua view of natural sustainability in the urban environment. The research found that there are fundamental connections between the different world views. In the first instance, the overarching high level principles both agree that the ecosystem is governed by natural laws which we cannot change. People can learn about these laws and can change societal laws according to the laws of nature. Sustainable development is about discovering the rules and principles for society where it can have a sustainable relationship with the ecosystem to meet human need…