Implementation of European Landscape Convention in Denmark
Signature 20.10.2000, ratification 03.20.2003
The ELC entered into force in Denmark on 1 March 2004. Since the ELC was signed in 2000, focus on landscape aspects in Danish planning has been enhanced. An example of this is the development of a more holistic approach to spatial planning as expressed by the Danish Ministry of the Environment in its Introduction to spatial planning in Denmark.
Another example is the introduction of the concept of Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) to Danish planning. In Denmark, it is the responsibility of the municipalities to identify landscape conservation interests and values as an important foundation for planning, particularly in rural areas. Municipalities are encouraged to use the LCA method to describe the rural landscape, identify sensitive areas and determine how they should and should not be developed. The LCA is carried out in four different phases:
Ministry of Environment
The Danish Forest and Nature Agency
53 2100 Copenhagen
Mrs Tanja Holmberg
Tel +45 3947 21622
South Baltic Landscape Forum has been created in the framework of the LIFEscape project. LIFEscape was co-financed by the South Baltic Programme of the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). It has been implemented between May 2011 and April 2014 under the leadership of Elbląg High-Plain Landscape Park, Poland.