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Tyskeng Bruhn-Tysk, Sara
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Gustafsson (fd Emilsson), S., Tyskeng, S. & Lindqvist Östblom, A. (2009). Potential benefits of combining environmental management tools in a local authority context. In: W.R Sheate (Ed.), Tools, Techniques & Approaches for Sustainability: Collected Writings in Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. World Scientific
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Potential benefits of combining environmental management tools in a local authority context
2009 (English)In: Tools, Techniques & Approaches for Sustainability: Collected Writings in Environmental Assessment Policy and Management / [ed] W.R Sheate, World Scientific, 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
World Scientific, 2009
National Category
Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111719 (URN)9789814289689 (ISBN)978-981-4289-69-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-10-29 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2014-11-11
Tyskeng, S. (2006). Do energy and waste planning practice in Sweden involve wider system boundaries and a more proactive approach?: Comparing environmental assessments of local plans and projects.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do energy and waste planning practice in Sweden involve wider system boundaries and a more proactive approach?: Comparing environmental assessments of local plans and projects
2006 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13784 (URN)
Available from: 2006-02-09 Created: 2006-02-09
Tyskeng, S. (2006). Environmental assessments of projects and local plans in the energy and waste sectors in Sweden: Practice and potential for improvement. (Doctoral dissertation). : Institutionen för konstruktions- och produktionsteknik
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Environmental assessments of projects and local plans in the energy and waste sectors in Sweden: Practice and potential for improvement
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Early perspectives on environmental issues have in general focussed on local pollution from specific sources. However, in past decades there has been a shift in society’s perspective on environmental management towards a focus on diffuse sources of pollution and long-term and global environmental issues. A systems approach to environmental issues has also been suggested in order to avoid overlooking important environmental issues. In this thesis, the potential of two Swedish legally regulated decision-making processes, the development permission process and the local planning process in the energy and waste sectors, to meet these emerging perspectives on environmental issues is explored. The results in this thesis show that in practice the potential of the development permission process to include the emerging perspectives on environmental issues for this process has been rather low in the past, since the environmental assessments reports submitted with the applications for development permission focus to a large extent on local and technical issues. This means that environmentally relevant issues such as global and long-term impacts and resource management issues tend to have been disregarded. However,

studies of more recently made assessment reports reveal that such ssues are beginning to emerge to some extent. Furthermore, the public adds to the potential for this decision-making process, as it tends to

discuss the project from a systems perspective as well. The thesis further suggests that the institutional context of the decision-making process impedes the potential to include the emerging perspectives in some respects. For example, present legislative rules and guidelines do not include the new perspectives on environmental issues and do not allow decision-making authorities to take such issues into account. The thesis also shows that the local planning processes do not have the potential - in practice - to include environmental issues from wide perspectives. The local plans tend to focus on environmental issues from a local and technical perspective and do only to some extent include wider perspectives. It is further indicated that the interests and power of the actors within the planning processes are important factors influencing which perspectives are applied when the plan is made. To increase the potential for the local planning process to meet the demands for wider perspectives on environmental issues, the thesis therefore suggests that it is important to raise the status of local energy and waste management plans so they can have an actual impact on the development of the local technical systems. Finally, in order to increase the potential for both of the two formal decision-making processes studied in this thesis, linking the two decision-making processes would enable local planners, project developers and decision-making authorities to address impacts from a wider perspective. Linking the two processes would leave only local and project-oriented environmental issues to be discussed within the project development permission process, and the local planning process could focus on the environmental impacts of a local energy system and proposed energy projects from wider perspectives. The two processes would therefore be able to take all environmental issues relevant from a systems perspective into account.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för konstruktions- och produktionsteknik, 2006
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1000
Series
Keywords
Environmental assessment, local planning, energy, waste, decision-making
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-5700 (URN)91-85497-07-X (ISBN)
Public defence
2006-02-10, Planck, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2006-02-09 Created: 2006-02-09 Last updated: 2019-06-13
Tyskeng, S. (2006). How are national policies and objectives reflected at local planning and project levels?: A study of environmental impact statements and local plans in the Swedish energy and waste sectors.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How are national policies and objectives reflected at local planning and project levels?: A study of environmental impact statements and local plans in the Swedish energy and waste sectors
2006 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13785 (URN)
Available from: 2006-02-09 Created: 2006-02-09
Emilsson (Gustafsson), S., Tyskeng, S. & Carlsson, A. (2004). Potential Benefits of Combining Environmental Management Tools in a Local Authority Context. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 6(2), 131-151
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Potential Benefits of Combining Environmental Management Tools in a Local Authority Context
2004 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, ISSN 1464-3332, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 131-151Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Today, there are many environmental management tools available to support integration of environmental perspectives in decision-making processes. However, a single tool is seldom the answer to all queries. This paper shows potential benefits of using a combination of different environmental management tools in a local authority context. Three environmental management tools used in Swedish local authorities are examined — Substance Flow Analyses (SFA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), and Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) — from mainly a theoretical point-of-view. The tools are positioned according to their key characteristics, and their individual contribution to environmental management in local authorities is explored. For the local authorities, a combination of tools allows decision-makers to integrate experience from individual projects to overall environmental management, which helps decision-makers to deal with some of the challenges that different environmentalmanagement situations require.

Keywords
Substance flow analysis, strategic environmental assessment, environmental management systems, integration, environmental management, local authorities
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13599 (URN)10.1142/S1464333204001663 (DOI)
Available from: 2005-06-02 Created: 2005-06-02 Last updated: 2011-05-02
Sundin, E. & Tyskeng, S. (2003). Inverse Manufacturing at Electrolux or Recycling at Local Facilities? -A Comparison from Environmental and Economic Perspectives. In: EcoDesign,2003 (pp. 348).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inverse Manufacturing at Electrolux or Recycling at Local Facilities? -A Comparison from Environmental and Economic Perspectives
2003 (English)In: EcoDesign,2003, 2003, p. 348-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39788 (URN)51222 (Local ID)51222 (Archive number)51222 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2016-04-12
Sundin, E. & Tyskeng Bruhn-Tysk, S. (2003). Refurbish or Recycle Household Appliances? An Ecological and Economic study of Electrolux in Sweden. In: Proceedings of EcoDesign–03, Japan, Tokyo: (pp. 348–355-).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Refurbish or Recycle Household Appliances? An Ecological and Economic study of Electrolux in Sweden
2003 (English)In: Proceedings of EcoDesign–03, Japan, Tokyo, 2003, p. 348–355-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Series
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13539 (URN)
Available from: 2004-12-07 Created: 2004-12-07 Last updated: 2016-04-12
Stenlund Nilsson, J. & Tyskeng, S. (2003). The scope of municipal energy plans in a Swedish region: A review of energy and environmental issues in the plans. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The scope of municipal energy plans in a Swedish region: A review of energy and environmental issues in the plans
2003 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Swedish legislation requires municipalities to produce an energy plan. Each municipal government is required to prepare and maintain a plan for the supply, distribution, and use of energy. Legislation also requires an assessment of the environmental impacts of any activities before implementation.

Whether municipal energy plans have contributed to or preferably controlled the development of local energy systems has been a subject for debate. In the research project "Strategic Environmental Assessment of Local Energy Systems", financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, the municipal energy plan as a tool for developing local energy systems is studied. In this study, twelve municipal energy plans from Östergötland County in southern Sweden have been analysed. Different kinds of municipalities are represented in this county.

The analysis has been based on a number of questions in different categories assessing energy system characteristics, environmental impact assessment and aims, the planning process, and goals for the plans. This report reviews the contents of all the energy plans in this first study.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2003. p. 49
Series
LITH-IKP-R, ISSN 0281-5001 ; 1274
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-57235 (URN)LiTH-IKP-R-1274 (ISRN)
Projects
Strategisk miljöbedömning av lokala energisystem
Available from: 2010-06-14 Created: 2010-06-14 Last updated: 2010-06-14Bibliographically approved
Tyskeng Bruhn-Tysk, S. & Eklund, M. (2002). The aspect of natural resources in environmental impact statements for Swedish Bioenergy Plants. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 4(1), 67-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The aspect of natural resources in environmental impact statements for Swedish Bioenergy Plants
2002 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, ISSN 1464-3332, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 67-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to Swedish environmental legislation, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) has to be made when planning energy plants. The EIA has to include the effects of the proposed project on natural resource management; however, a review of the environ-mental impact statements for proposed energy plants reveals that the scope of the assessment seldom includes this aspect. This may be due to several reasons, such as the scope of the legal requirements, which do not include sustainable resource extraction but focus on local issues linked to the energy plant. In order to widen the scope of EIAs to include the management of natural resources, it is suggested that other tools for environmental systems understanding such as life-cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) can improve the basis for decision-making by providing ways to map resource flows of proposed projects and by including environmental aspects not connected with the energy plant itself.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: Imperial College Press, 2002
Keywords
Environmental impact assessment, environmental management tools, life-cycle assessment, material flow analysis, natural resources, scope
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13783 (URN)10.1142/S1464333202000917 (DOI)
Available from: 2006-02-09 Created: 2006-02-09 Last updated: 2019-06-13
Gustafsson (fd Emilsson), S., Bruhn-Tysk, S. & Lindqvist Östblom, A. (2001). Integrating environmental management tools towards environmental sustainable decision-making. In: SUSPLAN 2001: The Transformation to Sustainable Planning - Decision-making, Models and Tools. Paper presented at SUSplan, August 29-31 2001, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrating environmental management tools towards environmental sustainable decision-making
2001 (English)In: SUSPLAN 2001: The Transformation to Sustainable Planning - Decision-making, Models and Tools, 2001Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111716 (URN)978-0954120504 (ISBN)
Conference
SUSplan, August 29-31 2001, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Available from: 2014-10-29 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2014-11-11
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