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The Fredrikstad Environment Forum

Fredrikstad

Detailed description of the Good Practice

The Fredrikstad Environment Forum was established in 1996 as the second Local Agenda 21 forum in Norway, just beaten by the "Green Forum" in Malvik east of Trondheim. It now has some 30 members, including businesses, local government, poltical parties, trades unions and NGOs. Along with several other environmental organisations, it resides in a large old house in the centre of town which - along with its little organic garden - has been named "Noahs Park".
The City Council of Fredrikstad, which is represented on the board of the Environment Forum by the Deputy Mayor and the Director of its Environment and Planning Department, has declared that it considers the Environment Forum as the body responsible for co-ordinating the Local Agenda 21 process in Fredrikstad - i.e. that the Council is just one partner in the process. During its first three years, much of the Forum's efforts went into promoting practical pilot projects for sustainability in various sections of the community.

stakeholders involvement
sustainable development
participation

Objectives of the Good Practice

to promote practical pilot projects for sustainability in various sections of the community.

Participants of the Good Practice

30 members, including businesses, local government, poltical parties, trades unions and NGOs

Target group of the Good Practice

citizens

More Details of the Good Practice

In 1999, it began the task of developing a comprehensive vision for the future of Fredrikstad. This task started with a workshop in September 1999, atended by some 90 participants from all sectors of the community. Their ideas were edited into a document called "Sustainable Fredrikstad 2050". As the next step five different booklets were prepared and distributed respectively to all businesses, CSOs, households, council members and council staff in Fredrikstad. Each booklet contains up to 90 suggestions for actions the various actors can carry out to help realise the vision of a sustainable city.

Documentation and documents

Stiftelsen Idebanken http://idebanken.no/english/Goodexamples/hoved.html

Available files

Contact details

Grete Rasmussen
City of Fredrikstad
Address Private Bag, 1602 Fredrikstad
Norwegian Association of Local Government
Telephone +47-69 30 60 00
Telefax +47-69 30 60 04
E-mail info@frk.online.no

Fredr ikstad miljøforum (Environment Forum)
Address Noahs Park, Torbjørnsgt. 8, 1602 Fredrikstad
Telephone +47-69 30 65 65

Data sources and references

Stiftelsen Idebanken http://idebanken.no/english/Goodexamples/hoved.html (Accessed April 13, 2009)