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Better performing through integrated sustainability management

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Presentation given by Pamela Muehlmann, ICLEI European Secretariat at the 14th Breakfast at Sustainability's, 4 June 2013 (Brussels)

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Better performing through integrated sustainability management

  1. 1. Better performing throughintegrated sustainability management© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.orgPamela Mühlmann, Ph.D.ICLEI European SecretariatProject Officer, Sustainability Management and Urban Governance
  2. 2. “The country is the sum of town and cities. If cities do not work,“The country is the sum of town and cities. If cities do not work,then countries can not work. The road to sustainability runsthrough the world’s towns and cities. By building sustainabletowns and cities, you will build global sustainability.”Ban Ki Moon,UN Secretary Generalat the ICLEIs Global Town Hall, Rio de Janeiro, June 2012
  3. 3. Better local performing throughintegrated sustainability management© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.orgPamela Mühlmann, Ph.D.ICLEI European SecretariatProject Officer, Sustainability Management and Urban Governance
  4. 4. • Why Integrated Management?• The Integrated Management SystemContent© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org• Better performing through rfsc supportedintegrated sustainability management
  5. 5. Why integrated management?© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.orgWhy integrated management?
  6. 6. Sometimes I have the feeling, that the left hand doesn‘t know,what the right hand is doing!“ Civil servant, local authority, Germany
  7. 7. Different issues, same goals© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org
  8. 8. Challenge and solutionObservation:Sustaibiliblity & environmental issues are rarely approachedcoherently.Managing tasks individually and sectorally is most often inefficientand can leads to weak results.Integrated Management should offer:© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org• A new, innovative management and governancestructure• An approach to work with the complexity of cities• Provide a frame, where actions fit within the big picturewhile being effective & creating synergies• Structured monitoring and evaluation within theframework of a vision
  9. 9. The ICLEI Integrated Management System© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org
  10. 10. Governance and Managementidentify the problem,raise awareness for it>> internal/externalinformation andinvolvementassess if innovativesolutions have worked>> integrated differentevaluationperspectives© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.orgdefine the achievablemaximum, based oncurrent circumstances>> involvement of allrelevant interestgroups and bestexperts availableensure the innovation/change process can start>> strong mandate to thelocal government,financial resources,good marketingtest/apply innovativesolutions>> involvement of allthose needed toimplement a solution
  11. 11. • Based on the actual situation/topic• Pulling lost strings together• Foster exchange and mutual learning• Be transparent and participatoryWhat does the IMS bring for the work oflocal authorities?© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org• Be transparent and participatory• Build consistency and efficiencyISO TC 268 for sustainable communities’ development andresilience
  12. 12. © ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org
  13. 13. rfsc.eu13
  14. 14. THE PROFILE − Describe your city from differentperspectives.− Choose what is useful to stimulateexchange and learning.− Trigger an internal dialog about14exchange and learning.− Trigger an internal dialog aboutsustainability.− Involve local stakeholders in thedevelopment.
  15. 15. NETWORKING AND SHARING EXPERIENCE− Find other cities to start sharingand learning.− Increase your local work15through learning from eachother.− Catalogue of showcases.
  16. 16. THE rfsc TOOLS− Develop your strategy / project− Check the integrated approach16− Check the integrated approach− Monitor the progress
  17. 17. THE rfsc TOOLS Develop your strategy / project17
  18. 18. THE rfsc TOOLS − Check the integrated approach− Monitor the progress18
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  21. 21. info@rfsc.eupamela.muehlmannThank you for your interest!© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.orgpamela.muehlmann@iclei.org@pamuehl

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