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Pursing Green Growth in the STRING Region: A Participative Approach towards a Green Growth Strategy

Mill, Adrian LU (2012) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20121
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
‘Green growth’ is a concept that has gained credence in the literature and wider policy-making circles, broadly referring to the implementation of policy and development strategies that encourage economic growth whilst ensuring that environmental wellbeing is maintained and / or improved. However, few examples of ‘green growth strategies’ have been produced to date, and the literature is sparse regarding methodologies for developing an appropriate strategy. This study has investigated the use of a participative and iterative ‘Action Research’ approach towards developing a Green Growth Strategy that caters for varying stakeholder needs and objectives.
The approach utilised the STRING Region, an inter-regional association with five regional... (More)
‘Green growth’ is a concept that has gained credence in the literature and wider policy-making circles, broadly referring to the implementation of policy and development strategies that encourage economic growth whilst ensuring that environmental wellbeing is maintained and / or improved. However, few examples of ‘green growth strategies’ have been produced to date, and the literature is sparse regarding methodologies for developing an appropriate strategy. This study has investigated the use of a participative and iterative ‘Action Research’ approach towards developing a Green Growth Strategy that caters for varying stakeholder needs and objectives.
The approach utilised the STRING Region, an inter-regional association with five regional partners from Denmark, Germany and Sweden, as a case study for the development of a framework for producing a Green Growth Strategy. The study found that the Action Research approach was useful in achieving the objectives of generating conditions that encourage implementation of green growth objectives, aligning regional policy directions with green growth objectives and wider EU goals, and facilitating engagement with identified stakeholders. However, a key finding was that sufficient time and resources should be allocated to ensure that consultation with stakeholders can be best facilitated. (Less)
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author
Mill, Adrian LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Green growth, action research, stakeholder engagement, STRING
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2012:11
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
3126077
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2012-10-04 14:44:13
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  abstract     = {‘Green growth’ is a concept that has gained credence in the literature and wider policy-making circles, broadly referring to the implementation of policy and development strategies that encourage economic growth whilst ensuring that environmental wellbeing is maintained and / or improved. However, few examples of ‘green growth strategies’ have been produced to date, and the literature is sparse regarding methodologies for developing an appropriate strategy. This study has investigated the use of a participative and iterative ‘Action Research’ approach towards developing a Green Growth Strategy that caters for varying stakeholder needs and objectives.
The approach utilised the STRING Region, an inter-regional association with five regional partners from Denmark, Germany and Sweden, as a case study for the development of a framework for producing a Green Growth Strategy. The study found that the Action Research approach was useful in achieving the objectives of generating conditions that encourage implementation of green growth objectives, aligning regional policy directions with green growth objectives and wider EU goals, and facilitating engagement with identified stakeholders. However, a key finding was that sufficient time and resources should be allocated to ensure that consultation with stakeholders can be best facilitated.},
  author       = {Mill, Adrian},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Green growth,action research,stakeholder engagement,STRING},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Pursing Green Growth in the STRING Region: A Participative Approach towards a Green Growth Strategy},
  year         = {2012},
}