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Stakeholder participation in municipal energy and climate planning – experiences from Sweden

Fenton, Paul; Gustafsson, Sara; Ivner, Jenny and Palm, Jenny LU (2016) In Local Environment 21(3). p.272-289
Abstract

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... (More)

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.

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energy and climate strategies, municipalities, participation, stakeholders
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Local Environment
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21
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3
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18 pages
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Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Ltd
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1354-9839
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10.1080/13549839.2014.946400
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English
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  author       = {Fenton, Paul and Gustafsson, Sara and Ivner, Jenny and Palm, Jenny},
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  keyword      = {energy and climate strategies,municipalities,participation,stakeholders},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {272--289},
  publisher    = {Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Ltd},
  series       = {Local Environment},
  title        = {Stakeholder participation in municipal energy and climate planning – experiences from Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2014.946400},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2016},
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