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Local Environmental Stakeholder Collaborations in the Kyoto Local Agenda 21-Forum

Harnesk, David LU (2011) MVEK02 20111
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to analyze the intermediate and ultimate outcomes of the collaborations that have been conducted between environmental non-profit organizations and the local government of Kyoto City within the city’s Local Agenda 21-policy.
Through a literature review and an interview-based case study in Kyoto the local context was studied. The creation of the Kyoto Local Agenda 21 has its roots in stakeholder dialogues and the policy itself focuses on creating a platform where stakeholders can collaborate and independent of the municipality engage in different projects. The scope of projects is rooted in the heavily environmental-focused Local Agenda 21-plan for Kyoto City through an organization called the Kyoto Local... (More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the intermediate and ultimate outcomes of the collaborations that have been conducted between environmental non-profit organizations and the local government of Kyoto City within the city’s Local Agenda 21-policy.
Through a literature review and an interview-based case study in Kyoto the local context was studied. The creation of the Kyoto Local Agenda 21 has its roots in stakeholder dialogues and the policy itself focuses on creating a platform where stakeholders can collaborate and independent of the municipality engage in different projects. The scope of projects is rooted in the heavily environmental-focused Local Agenda 21-plan for Kyoto City through an organization called the Kyoto Local Agenda 21 Forum.
The Forum seeks the participation of stakeholders within the local community to collaborate in sustainability-related projects within the theme-based working groups and it was found that it had resulted in several ultimate outcomes that have aided Kyoto City in developing its environmental agenda.
The study also showed the potential importance of international environmental initiatives on a local level. Finally, the collaborations conducted throughout the implementation process of the Kyoto City Local Agenda 21 served an important role in engaging stakeholders in decisions processes, which is of importance for a local environmental agenda. The Forum itself is in need of additional support from the central- and local government, and additional efforts to increase public participation in order to develop further.
This study was financed by The Scholarship Foundation for Studies of Japanese Society. (Less)
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Harnesk, David LU
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MVEK02 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Local agenda 21, local government, stakeholder dialogue, public participation, sustainable development, environmental non-profit organizations, Kyoto, Japan
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English
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2375211
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to analyze the intermediate and ultimate outcomes of the collaborations that have been conducted between environmental non-profit organizations and the local government of Kyoto City within the city’s Local Agenda 21-policy. 
Through a literature review and an interview-based case study in Kyoto the local context was studied. The creation of the Kyoto Local Agenda 21 has its roots in stakeholder dialogues and the policy itself focuses on creating a platform where stakeholders can collaborate and independent of the municipality engage in different projects. The scope of projects is rooted in the heavily environmental-focused Local Agenda 21-plan for Kyoto City through an organization called the Kyoto Local Agenda 21 Forum. 
The Forum seeks the participation of stakeholders within the local community to collaborate in sustainability-related projects within the theme-based working groups and it was found that it had resulted in several ultimate outcomes that have aided Kyoto City in developing its environmental agenda. 
The study also showed the potential importance of international environmental initiatives on a local level. Finally, the collaborations conducted throughout the implementation process of the Kyoto City Local Agenda 21 served an important role in engaging stakeholders in decisions processes, which is of importance for a local environmental agenda. The Forum itself is in need of additional support from the central- and local government, and additional efforts to increase public participation in order to develop further.
This study was financed by The Scholarship Foundation for Studies of Japanese Society.},
  author       = {Harnesk, David},
  keyword      = {Local agenda 21,local government,stakeholder dialogue,public participation,sustainable development,environmental non-profit organizations,Kyoto,Japan},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Local Environmental Stakeholder Collaborations in the Kyoto Local Agenda 21-Forum},
  year         = {2011},
}