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From global visions to local actions: A study of the implementation process of global environment goals through a top-down perspective
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

International environment efforts are often seen as unsuccessful and the reasons why are not clear. The international negotiations in the IPCC and the EU show that the opinions and ambitions differ quite a lot between the different countries. Even though there are ambitious goals and international agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol, there are still problems with implementing these at country level.

This study examines the implementation process from international to local level focusing on a Swedish context. The aim of the study is to identify the main implementation problems when implementing international environment goals.

The study uses a top-down perspective, meaning that it will examine the implementation process from international to local level concentrating at the hierarchical structures and processes. The study uses both text analysis and qualitative interviews in order to collect data, three interviews were conducted in order to collect data about the municipality perspectives.

The conclusions of the study implies that a lack of national and local political will together with a high degree of municipality autonomy are the main problems when implementing international environment goals.

Abstract [sv]

Internationella miljöförhandlingar anses ofta vara misslyckade och skälen till varför, är oklara. I de internationella förhandlingarna inom ramen för IPCC och EU visar att åsikter och ambitioner skiljer sig ganska mycket mellan olika länder. Även om det finns ambitiösa mål och internationella överenskommelser, till exempel Kyotoprotokollet, finns det fortfarande problem med att implementera dem på nationell nivå.

Denna studie undersöker implementeringsprocessen från internationell till lokal nivå sett ur en svensk kontext. Syftet med studien är att identifiera de främsta implementeringsproblemen av internationella miljömål.

Studien använder sig av ett top-down-perspektiv, vilket innebär en granskning av implementeringsprocessen från internationell till lokal nivå med fokus på hierarkiska strukturer och processer. Studien använder både textanalys och kvalitativa intervjuer för att samla in data, tre intervjuer har genomförts för att samla in data om kommunala perspektiv.

Slutsatserna av studien antyder att brist på nationell och lokal politisk vilja tillsammans med en hög grad av kommunalt självbestämmande är de största problemen vid implementeringen av internationella miljömål.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Implementation, municipality, EU, UN, environment, policy
Keyword [sv]
Implementering, kommun, EU, FN, miljö, policy
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24151OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-24151DiVA: diva2:727745
Subject / course
Environment and development
Uppsok
Life Earth Science
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Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2014-06-23Bibliographically approved

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