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Hållbar utveckling i kommuner: En studie om hur kommunerna i Norr- och Västerbotten arbetar med folkhälsomål och miljökvalitetsmål
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate if the municipalities in Norrbotten and Västerbotten integrate the national environmental objectives and public health objectives in their work to achieve a sustainable development. Furthermore the purpose was to suggest different methods and tools to develop an integrated way of working with the objectives. Methods used were a literature study and a questionnaire, which was sent to people responsible for the objectives in each municipality. The result of this study indicates that most of the municipalities in Norrbotten and Västerbotten work extensively with environmental and public health objectives, but not in an integrated way. Methods like information in schools, closures and projects are used to implement the objectives in different municipal units. The result also indicates that public health is more considered in the municipalities than the environmental objectives. However, there was a will to expand the local work with the environmental objectives in the future. The conclusion of this study is that improvements can be done to develop and integrate public health and environmental issues in the municipalities in Norrbotten and Västerbotten. An integrated way of working with the objectives could include usage of indicators, such as unemployment or air particles, to measure the development and prioritize actions. It could also include participation in different networks to exchange experience within or between municipalities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Environmental objectives, public health objectives, sustainable development municipalities, social sustainability, sustainable urban development
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90167OAI: diva2:726211
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Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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