The following report is a excerpt of Snæfellsness work summarizing a decade of achievements and challenges:
Nature is the foundation of the well-being of humanity. Among other things, it provides us with food, medicine and material for industry and construction. However, the state of nature is deteriorating fast since humanity increasingly uses more of the earth’s resources than it can tolerate. It is long overdue to reverse this evolution with concrete actions.
This is what the local communities in Snæfellsnes aspire to do, and the decisions of local communities can have a great impact on our environment, since it is the local communities which provide the inhabitants with
important basic services as well as operating various institutions. This brings opportunity for improvement in environmental matters.