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Implementing the global sustainable goals (SDGs) into municipal strategies applying an integrated approach
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2460-9879
Region Östergötland.
2018 (English)In: Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research / [ed] Walter Leal Filho, Springer, 2018, p. 301-316Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The UN emphasises the importance of collaboration and integrated approaches to effectively implement the SDGs. Much of the action will have to take place locally where municipalities will play an important role in coordinating the efforts towards SDG fulfilment. They are constant local actors close to citizens and they can also influence other actors through their strategies. This paper reflects on how the SDGs can be integrated into existing strategies in order to avoid parallel non-effective processes and to avoid the risk of the SDGs to become marginalised. Furthermore, the paper discusses roles and preconditions of municipalities in the SDG implementation process. This study focuses the implementation of the SDGs into a regional municipality’s strategic planning and management, Region Östergötland, Sweden. The challenges and opportunities connected to implementing the SDGs will be problematized, and the paper gives recommendations on how this type of organisations can implement the SDGs taking advantage from qualities in already existing management and working procedures.

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Springer, 2018. p. 301-316
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World Sustainability Series, ISSN 2199-7373
Keywords [en]
Sustainable development goals, Region, Strategic planning
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Environmental Sciences Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142860DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_18Libris ID: 22126260ISBN: 9783319630069 (print)ISBN: 9783319630076 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-142860DiVA, id: diva2:1155118
Available from: 2017-11-07 Created: 2017-11-07 Last updated: 2017-12-15Bibliographically approved

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Emilsson (Gustafsson), SaraIvner, Jenny

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