Biodiversity adds value to society in many ways. It is crucial that we conserve and restore habitats in order to continue having the benefits from ecosystem services, which are highly dependent on biodiversity. Therefore it is crucial to have restoration guidelines that consider all aspects of sustainability.

The objectives of this research are to investigate the potential sustainability gaps existing in guidelines of restoration by comparing them to the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD). This research will also lead to formulating recommendations made from a strategic sustainable development approach to fill these gaps. The geographical boundaries for this research will be limestone quarry sites in Sweden.