Stakeholder participation in municipal energy and climate planning – experiences from Sweden
2016 (English)In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, Vol. 21, no 3, 272-289 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article analyses the factors influencing stakeholder participation in municipal energy and climate planning, together with stakeholder experiences of participation in such processes. The article presents findings from a survey of 60 Swedish municipalities and detailed case studies of energy and climate planning in five Swedish municipalities to explore which stakeholders are involved, how and why they are involved, and the impacts of participation on both stakeholder experiences. The results of this study provide insight into the role of stakeholders in municipal energy and climate planning.The study proceeds as follows: the Introduction is followed by a discussion of theoretical perspectives on stakeholder participation and energy and climate planning. The Methods used to conduct the study are presented, followed by Results and Analysis. In the subsequent Discussion, the authors propose a conceptual approach that may assist municipalities in development of energy and climate strategies. The Analysis and Discussion inform Conclusions in which the authors advocate early and active stakeholder engagement in energy and climate strategy planning and emphasise the possible utility of their conceptual approach in supporting stakeholder participation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 21, no 3, 272-289 p.
Energy and climate strategies; municipalities; participation; stakeholders
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104465DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2014.946400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104465DiVA: diva2:697133
ProjectsHEKSA - Sustainable Energy and Climate Strategies
FunderSwedish Energy Agency
On the day of the defence date the status of this article was Manuscript.2014-02-172014-02-172016-06-21Bibliographically approved