Scenarios for an Integrated Sustainability Policy – using the Example of the “Sustainable City 2030”
2009-2012
Federal Environment Agency

Overview

On behalf of UBA, the German Federal Environment Agency, this project (financed by federal funds, project funding reference number FKZ 3709 11 155) is supposed to enhance the current further development of an integrated sustainability policy. Focus of the project is the design of sustainable urban living environments, as everyday life related views of for example citizens, consumers, employees, traffic participants etc. can serve as a consistency check for an integrated sustainability policy.

Political topics and stakeholders within the German environment department and beyond are to be analyzed in order to enhance an effective integrated sustainability policy and to identify potential synergies. For this as well as for the resolution of possible trade-offs a systematic and empirically based scenario process will be used.

In the introductory empirical and planning phase the fundamentals will be elaborated: Desk research, interviews and workshops will be conducted to identify political topics and strategic fields, which will then be checked for trade-offs and potential cooperations. For this first phase of the project stakeholders, as well as their motivations and underlying expectations for the future will be identified.

In the second phase of the project two complementary topics will be jointly selected and elaborated in two parallel conducted systematic and participatory scenario processes to generate integrated images of the future. Furthermore, options for action, strategic elements and potentials for networking will be derived and concretized with regard to practical cooperations.

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