Beyond Local Agenda 21 : local implementation of sustainability - an inventory of organisational practices of sustainability approaches of Western Swiss municipalities

Schneider, Gerhard (Haute école d’ingénierie et de gestion du canton de Vaud, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Jenny, Clotilde (Haute école d’ingénierie et de gestion du canton de Vaud, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Longet, René (Chemin des Verjus 90B, 1212 Grand-Lancy)

In Switzerland, more than 200 municipalities have a sustainability approach. Governance and organisational processes can play a decisive part in its success or failure. The objective of the present analysis was to establish an inventory of practices, their achievements and the obstacles encountered with a sample of municipalities of Western Switzerland. Two different approaches could be detected - Local Agenda 21 and a transversal or horizontal sustainability approach. A majority of the municipalities consider Local Agenda 21 to be an inflexible listing of heterogeneous actions, showing difficulties to be introduced into operative management. A transversal approach seems to encounter fewer obstacles. Independently of the chosen approach, no controlling or evaluation of what had been achieved was carried out


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IIDE - Institut Interdisciplinaire du Développement de l'Entreprise
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2018-08
Pagination:
15 p.
Published in:
World review of entrepreneurship, management and sustainable development
Numeration (vol. no.):
2018, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 435-453
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ISSN:
1746-0573
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