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Networks for Regional Sustainability: a Case Study

  • Climate change is the biggest social challenge facing the globalised world. The aim of this paper is to investigate the requirements for governance structures in regional sustainability programmes against climate change. The study is an explorative case study. It is based on a literature review and expert interviews. It also involves the participatory observation of working groups meetings, and a design thinking workshop. In spite of their enormous importance, little is known about the institutional conditions of the regional governance of climate change projects in Germany. For this reason, the research project focuses on the important aspect of networking and governance structures. Consequently, the investigation will contribute to answering the question of which institutional framework conditions can raise the likelihood of climate change projects having a sustainable effect. The outcomes of the application This research has not only practical implications for the single case. The exploration of the critical factors of success also offers other regions important food for thought in shaping their governance structures. In particular, the design thinking process and the business network in the District of Steinfurt offer valuable points of reference.

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Author:Stefanie Wesselmann
Title (English):Networks for Regional Sustainability: a Case Study
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:959-opus-13890
ISBN:978-88-96687-12-3
ISSN:2280-787
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Year of Completion:2019
Release Date:2019/07/01
Pagenumber:13
First Page:1335
Last Page:1347
Note:
IFKAD 2019, Knowledge Ecosystems and Growth, Matera 5-7 June 2019
Faculties:Fakultät WiSo
DDC classes:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 333.7 Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie und Umwelt
Review Status:Veröffentlichte Fassung/Verlagsversion