The development of environmental visions and strategies at the municipal level: case studies from the county of Östergötland in Sweden

Erika Weddfelt, Mentore Vaccari, Terry L Tudor

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Abstract

Sweden faces a number of environmental challenges. Municipalities can play an important role in managing these challenges. Using interviews with 13 municipalities in the county of Östergötland, the manner via which environmental visions and strategies were developed and implemented, and the challenges were explored. Differences were found in the effective development and implementation of both environmental visions and strategies due to a range of factors including the range and level of involvement of different stakeholders, variation in what constituted an environmental strategy, and the time horizons employed for the visions. Suggestions for how best to overcome the barriers are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume179
Issue number1
Early online date12 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 May 2016

Keywords

  • Environmental sustainability
  • backcasting
  • participatory approaches

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