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Sustainable private consumption patterns - The obstacles for Lund to promote organic provisions

Scott Jakobsson, Linda and Lindblad, Jenny (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to investigate why the municipality of Lund has not done

more, in relation to LundaMaTs, to inform and promote the purchasing of organic

provisions to the public. This is of interest since it is determined in the Rio

Declaration and Agenda 21 that the current unsustainable production and

consumption patterns need to change. The local authorities play an important role

in order to achieve a sustainable development. One way to achieve sustainable

consumption patterns is to increase the private purchasing of organic provisions. It

is assumed that the same obstacles that have been found in earlier studies

concerning implementation of Agenda 21 objectives at a local level also constitute

obstacles for the... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to investigate why the municipality of Lund has not done

more, in relation to LundaMaTs, to inform and promote the purchasing of organic

provisions to the public. This is of interest since it is determined in the Rio

Declaration and Agenda 21 that the current unsustainable production and

consumption patterns need to change. The local authorities play an important role

in order to achieve a sustainable development. One way to achieve sustainable

consumption patterns is to increase the private purchasing of organic provisions. It

is assumed that the same obstacles that have been found in earlier studies

concerning implementation of Agenda 21 objectives at a local level also constitute

obstacles for the efforts to promote organic provisions in Lund. In order to answer

the aim, interviews with politicians and civil servants within the municipal

administration were conducted. The results showed that the main obstacles

experienced by the interviewees were political disagreement, a fear of backlash

from the public and that promotion is being viewed as an ineffective tool. (Less)
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author
Scott Jakobsson, Linda and Lindblad, Jenny
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Agenda 21, sustainable consumption, sustainable development, local implementation, organic provisions, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1327897
date added to LUP
2006-02-10
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2006-02-10
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to investigate why the municipality of Lund has not done

more, in relation to LundaMaTs, to inform and promote the purchasing of organic

provisions to the public. This is of interest since it is determined in the Rio

Declaration and Agenda 21 that the current unsustainable production and

consumption patterns need to change. The local authorities play an important role

in order to achieve a sustainable development. One way to achieve sustainable

consumption patterns is to increase the private purchasing of organic provisions. It

is assumed that the same obstacles that have been found in earlier studies

concerning implementation of Agenda 21 objectives at a local level also constitute

obstacles for the efforts to promote organic provisions in Lund. In order to answer

the aim, interviews with politicians and civil servants within the municipal

administration were conducted. The results showed that the main obstacles

experienced by the interviewees were political disagreement, a fear of backlash

from the public and that promotion is being viewed as an ineffective tool.},
  author       = {Scott Jakobsson, Linda and Lindblad, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Agenda 21,sustainable consumption,sustainable development,local implementation,organic provisions,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sustainable private consumption patterns - The obstacles for Lund to promote organic provisions},
  year         = {2006},
}