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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1002/eet.536
Titel (primär) A European methodology for sustainable development strategy reviews
Autor Spangenberg, J.H.
Journal / Serie Environmental Policy and Governance
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Department BZF
Band/Volume 20
Heft 2
Seite von 123
Seite bis 134
Sprache englisch
Keywords EU sustainability policy; national sustainable development strategies; NSDS; patchwork evaluation; peer reviews; pressure-policy matrix; methodological diversity Abstract
Abstract In 2005 the EU Environment Directorate initiated the production of a guidebook for peer reviews of national sustainable development strategies (NSDSs), which was published in 2006. Its objective is to support EU member states planning to evaluate their respective NSDS, supporting and stimulating all potential participants. It describes how to initiate, start, lead and conclude an evaluation process, and suggests, based on European experiences, a spectrum of methods available for this purpose. During a Commission-sponsored trial period, 2006/2007, the Netherlands was the only country to make use of this offer.However, the renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EUSDS) calls for regular (peer) reviews of NSDS. Using this specific review instrument is recommended as part of a mutual learning exercise, which might stimulate a self-organized convergence of NSDSs, and better vertical integration, without establishing new competences and mechanisms on the EU level.Two new elements are suggested, a simple pressure-policy matrix (PPM), supporting comprehensiveness control, and the possibility of patchwork evaluations, based on the systematique of the matrix.
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Spangenberg, J.H. (2010):
A European methodology for sustainable development strategy reviews
Environ. Policy Gov. 20 (2), 123 - 134