SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS MORE ABOUT COMPETENCE THAN VALUES (SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE)

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HUMAN HABITAT 2010 Lecture Series is an open platform on the theme of Sustainable Cities, engaging a wide audience including specialists and lay people. This Lecture Series was designed and is being coordinated by the SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION Initiative in partnership with OCEANÁRIO DE LISBOA, Parque Expo and the Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente.

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS MORE ABOUT COMPETENCE THAN VALUES (SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE)

  1. 1. Unifying Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development - FSSD - Karl-Henrik Robért Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona Lisabon in February 2010 +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  2. 2. FSSD presented as “unifying” after 20 years Peer-reviewed on three arenas: •Theory •Applications •Tools Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  3. 3. The Natural Step – challenge and story • People are fantastic • People are behind un-sustainable development • Science community largely reductionist • TNS for scientific consensus process ”What can be agreed?” Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  4. 4. What is TNS? • NGO started 1989 by Karl-Henrik Robèrt. • Scientific consensus to derive framework • Testing in business, municipalities, institutions. • Role models. • Locations Sweden, US, UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, France, Canada, Brazil, Australia Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  5. 5. TNS summarized into a mission: Develop unifying framework and make it available to role models Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  6. 6. Three questions •Do you have a definition of sustainability? •What is your gap? •What are you doing to bridge it? Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  7. 7. Logical flow of intellectual challenges… Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
  8. 8. Flow of logics… •Definition of success needed for strategy •Based on principles for complex endeavors •Requirements... Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
  9. 9. Requirements of ‘Basic Success Principles’ •Necessary •Enough •General •Concrete •Non-overlapping •Boundary Conditions (Very intuitive) If principles have those qualities, they can deliver... Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
  10. 10. Unique deliverables of such principles… •Systematic and strict, yet open ended approaches •Avoiding unknown problems •Trade-offs •Resource potential •System Boundaries •Tools aligned •Effective interdisciplinary cross-sector cooperation •Community building Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
  11. 11. Systems thinking  Individuals  Groups Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
  12. 12. Profitable also in loneliness Threats Opportunities  Forests  Resource costs  Agriculture  Waste management  Fisheries  Tax, legislation,  Ground water insurance, loans  Climate  International agreements  Metals  New markets  Chemicals  Innovation/design  Global injustice  Trust  Social trap  Stories of meaning  Segregation  Productivity, transaction costs…  Corruption  Brand Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  13. 13. So, what’s the problem? Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
  14. 14. Reductionism Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
  15. 15. Sectors, departments and disciplines in drill-holes Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  16. 16. Structured overview Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
  17. 17. Backcasting! Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  18. 18. FSSD System Success Is key! Strategy Action Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Tools
  19. 19. Sustainable vision Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  20. 20. FSSD System Success Strategy Action Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Tools
  21. 21. Level 3, Strategy A D step: C •Direction right? B D •Flexible? •ROI? Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  22. 22. Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  23. 23. FSSD System Success Strategy Action Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Tools
  24. 24. Spread to 11 countries... Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  25. 25. Interface “As we climb mount Sustainability, with the four FSSD principles at the top, we are doing better than ever on bottom line business. This is not at the cost of social or ecological systems, but at the cost of our competitors who still haven’t got it”. Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Portland US, October 2007, Ray Andersson, President, Founder and CEO, Interface. Inc.
  26. 26. Integrating corporate goals with sustainability - and understanding the business case of it - Sustainability Principles Vision Core values Strategic goals Today’s Strategic plans Blekinge Inst. of Tech. reality Business program SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Time
  27. 27. Level 4, action for sectors Agriculture Forestry Energy Traffic Materials … Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  28. 28. … many actors, same language - from ”fix” to innovative systems solutions - Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  29. 29. Level 4, actions for government Övertorneå SEKO (70 local gov’s) Whistler Calgary FCM Portland APA EU Round Table Chequamegon Bay Madison W I Portsmouth NH Lawrence NJ Pittsburgh/Vandergrift Evanston IL Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona Duluth MN +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Jefferson County WI Corvallis OR Dublin …
  30. 30. “This simple, science- and systems-based framework is the best out there. It needs to become part of a new common language, as well understood worldwide as the rules of soccer”. Ken Melamed Mayor Whistler, Canada Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  31. 31. WHISTLER2020 & T Na tura l Step he Integra ting Sustainability Ac ross our Com munity Aug . 30t h,2007 Ke n Me la me d Ma yo r, Re s rt Municip ality of Whistler o Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  32. 32. C re a tivity w ithin C onstra ints Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  33. 33. Gap of PVC assessed - principle by principle - Stockholm traffic A C B D i. … mined materials. Blekinge Inst. of Tech. ii. … produced substances. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng iii. … physical encroaching. iv. … social trust.
  34. 34. Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  35. 35. SSD Framework System Success Strategy Action Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng Tools
  36. 36. Level 5, tools and concepts LCA 1 40 01 cy g en da 2 Ha EM n n ISO1 icie A Pri nove C A AS o eff il ity analysi s n cip r EE Ec Su stainab les Miljömålen Tripl e bot line t om Renewables Natural SRFa n C ktor issio Capitalism 4 Em wth Ecoliteracy ro o Ecol ycle Ze ble gr ogica a l Foo fe C sis ustain Li ly S tprin ility ting na inab Blekinge Inst. of Tech. Cleaner a A Sust SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 Factor 10 Production www.bth.se/eng RMA
  37. 37. Level 5, tools and concepts Organization X System Backcasting fromprinciples Overview (like chess)  2000 The Natural Step All rig . hts reserved. ISO 14001 Ecological footprints Factor 10 Zero Emission Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona Natural Capitalism +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng …
  38. 38. Level 5, tools and concepts Conclusions:  Many good tools and concepts  Different strengths and gaps  None can replace structured systems perspective  Such increases the value of concepts and tools  Select, inform and develop tools as needed  Don’t wait for tools – get going in line with framework! Robèrt, K.-H., Schmidt-Bleek, B., Aloisi de Larderel, J., Basile, G., Jansen, L., Blekinge Inst. of Tech. Kuehr, R., Price Thomas, P. Suzuki, M., Hawken, P., and Wackernagel, M. 2001. SE-371 79 Karlskrona Strategic sustainable development – selection, design and synergies off +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng applied tools -. The Journal of Cleaner Production, 10 (2002) 197-214.
  39. 39. Real Change Initiative International Research Program …Trans-disciplinary, Cross- sector and Cross-cultural Research and Implementation …FSSD shared mental model …Multi-stakeholder base CORE funding – Swedish EPA, Swedish Energy Agency, 3 Swedish Research Agencies, plus research funders from across the globe. Blekinge Inst. of Tech. …Core refines and equips FSSD SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 … Petals apply FSSD for any www.bth.se/eng thematic program around S.D
  40. 40. The Real Change Core Program partners Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) Lund Institute of Technology Blekinge Inst. of Tech. The Natural Step SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 International www.bth.se/eng
  41. 41. Real Change Research Program today 60 million SEK/y and KTH growing Ni jU Am LiU U BTH/LU/ TNS TN BTH cU S Ma U LU Å Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng
  42. 42. Conclusion Strategic Sustainable Development... …greatest leadership opportunity ever …is profitable regardless if others “get it” or not …headed by leaders, not experts …departures from principled definition of sustainability …enables step-wise, open-ended yet strict re-design …trade-offs as stepping stones, not choices between evils …resource potential calculable …purpose as system boundaries Blekinge Inst. of Tech. SE-371 79 Karlskrona …interdisciplinary cross sector community building +46 455 38 50 00 www.bth.se/eng

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