"Local sustainability initiatives in cooperation with research. The case of Oslo" by G. Grundt, City of Oslo

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"Local sustainability initiatives in cooperation with research. The case of Oslo" by G. Grundt, City of Oslo

  1. 1. Local sustainability initiatives in cooperation with research CASE OSLO Guttorm Grundt Environmental Affairs Coordinator Department of Environment and Transport City of Oslo
  2. 2. Case 1: +The Oslo Fjord Programme• Surveying and defining water quality and water ecology development• Defining challenges and strategies for improvements• Producing action plan for improving water quality and ecology
  3. 3. Case 2: +Ecological Footprint for Oslo• Calculation and assessment of ecologicalfootprint• Methodology adjustment• Revised calculation and developmentassessment
  4. 4. Case 3: +Climate change in the Oslo region• Defining the challenges• Defining the stakeholders of the challenge and solutions• Defining a program/project for further research
  5. 5. Case 4: +Developing a common EnvironmentalResearch Programme for Oslo• Common workshop between City bureaucrats/experts and CIENSresearchers• Defining the city’s interest/need for new knowledge on urbanecology and local sustainability• Defining the researchers competence and interest/capacity on urbanecology and local sustainability• Writing and adopting a common programme for EnvironmentalResearch for Oslo
  6. 6. Problems/barriers +• Lack of mutual interest/insight/understanding• Legal/ “Fairness” procura principles/rules• Dependance on third party financing
  7. 7. Advantages/opportunities: +• High quality knowledge/competence ofinformation/assessment/advice• “Unbiased” information/assessment/advice• Mutual learning and development regardingtheory/practice• Links to national and international networks for exchangeof experiences
  8. 8. +Desirable support fromresearchers/research institutions.• Scientific interest/curiosity in local urban ecology/sustainabilitymanagement, challenges and issues, over time (including in media)• Scientific initiative for cooperation on urban ecology/sustainabilityissues, respecting local framework and conditions• Completion of current cooperation programme development andadoption process, and preparing agreed research projects forfinancing/application, management and production.

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