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  • ICZM = integrated coastal zone management; ESDP = european security and defence policy , ESPON = European Spatial Planning Observation Network , UNCBD = Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Political consequences en

    1. 1. Political consequences of sustainable development principles on local and regional level NaturNet Plus Computer Assisted Education for Environment Protection
    2. 2. NaturNet Plus …… SD? <ul><li>Inter-generational equity </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled yield / production </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive, multi-disciplinary components </li></ul><ul><li>Structural & procedural concepts </li></ul>
    3. 3. NaturNet Plus EU SDS <ul><li>Comprehensive political strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for integrated government </li></ul><ul><li>Balance of interests </li></ul>
    4. 4. NaturNet Plus EU SDS <ul><li>… BUT… in Europe… </li></ul><ul><li>Methodologies still under development </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of understanding of SD </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of integrated applications </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of uptake </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed information </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation needs education </li></ul>
    5. 5. NaturNet Plus Italian SDS <ul><li>… and… in Italy in particular… </li></ul><ul><li>Each region has its own system </li></ul><ul><li>Little knowledge of SD among politicians </li></ul><ul><li>Few integrated applications </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed information </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation needs education </li></ul>
    6. 6. NaturNet Plus 3 Pillars of SD After Nuttle, T., Salles, P., Bredeweg, B., 2005 3 Pillars Concept
    7. 7. NaturNet Plus 5 Dimensions Concept Technological Dimension PKA Barz (after J.H. Spangenberg, 2002)
    8. 8. NaturNet Plus Continual Improvement As A Process Of Sustainable Development SD Process
    9. 9. NaturNet Plus Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Health, Climate Change Damages & Thresholds (biophysical and sustainability) Targets Human activity Prevention, Adaptation Strategies: Policies & measures: economic instruments, technologies, Land use * Scenarios * Externalities * Cost-effectiveness analysis * Cost-benefit analysis Innovation & implementation Governance Structuring the Sustainable Development strategy
    10. 10. NaturNet Plus SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT INNOVATIVE METHODS and TOOLS • Integrated framework of an. (Env., Econ., Social) • Micro, macro • Global regional local • Foresight • Participatory methods Capacity building EXTERNALITIES THRESHOLDS of SUSTAINABILITY MULTIFUNCTIONALITIES S.D. STRATEGY POLICIES and MEASURES - Environment technologies - Economic Instruments - Land-use practices Governance TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS
    11. 11. NaturNet Plus “ Sustainability Impact Assessment” * A major “grip” for the EU Sustainable Development Strategy * Applied at the beginning of the policy definition, specially to all major policies. * “Member States should carry out impact assessments where they use the right of initiative for new legislation. They should also be encouraged to define standards for consultation and impact assessment” * A driving force for the Sustainability research
    12. 12. NaturNet Plus 29/08/11 Brussels - NaturNet-Redime Workshop European needs and Policy Framework Assessing impacts of policy on regional development Policy framework Tools needed for Land cover assessment, Land cover change ESDP, ESPON European Needs Strategy on integrated coastal zone management ICZM Land cover change along coastal zones Strategic environ. assess- ment of transport networks Transport Policy Pressure on protected Areas , Fragmentation of habitats Implementation of the biodiversity convention UNCBD Land use change, habitat fragmentation , pressure on designated areas
    13. 13. NaturNet Plus <ul><li>EU Policy requires X boarder Geodata that are… </li></ul><ul><li>easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>compatible and </li></ul><ul><li>easy to combine </li></ul><ul><li>  EU Initiative: INSPIRE </li></ul>
    14. 14. NaturNet Plus <ul><li>X Border information is needed for… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional planning </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. NaturNet Plus <ul><li>X Border information is required because </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Migration of species … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>River stream (flood) … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air emission (pollution)… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… doesn’t stop at national borders. </li></ul></ul>