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Policy for Sustainable Development


Detailed description of the Good Practice

The Policy for Sustainable Development was decided by the municipal council on the 29th of March in 2007. The policy is supposed to function as a guide for the municipality so that it supports a development that is ecologically, economically and socially durable. The ecological system sets the frames for what can be done, the economy is the means to achieve what the political leadership wants and social durability – a good life – is the goal.


Objectives of the Good Practice

To build up an ecologically, economically and socially durable municipality by creating official guidelines for the municipal activities.

To make the policy more concrete a matrix with issues, key figures and objectives has been created. The objectives are to be reached by 2010.

Participants of the Good Practice

City workers

Target group of the Good Practice

Municipality and its residents

More Details of the Good Practice

Ljungby municipality will:

• work for a sustainable and positive development with creativity, diversity and security for inhabitants and businesses,
• strive for a good and healthy environment for the citizens, animals and plants today and in the future,
• create a resource-efficient eco cycle and increase the usage of renewable energy sources,
• protect and preserve valuable nature and cultural heritage areas,
• work to achieve the national environmental objectives,
• work to achieve the national public health objectives, and
• be a good example and a credible participant in the work for a sustainable development.

Ljungby municipality will achieve the objectives by;

• municipal objectives for sustainable development that are in line with the national public health
• objectives and the national and regional environmental objectives,
• a municipal plan for sustainable development,
• step by step improve the municipal activities from a sustainable development perspective,
• directives to every municipal department to include sustainable development in their every day work,
• a strategy for sustainable consumption/purchases,
• follow up and evaluation of the work to achieve sustainable development,
• investment decisions based on a “lifecycle cost”1
• giving space for added costs due to environmental qualities and social added value when buying
• offer education in sustainable development.

Documentation and documents

http://www.ljungby.se/Naringsliv-och-utveckling/Hallbar-utveckling (in Swedish)

Available files

Contact details

Environmental strategist & energy advisor
Monica Niklasson
Telephone: +46-372-789194
E-mail: monica.niklasson@ljungby.se

Data sources and references

Baltic Environmental and Energy - Report 3 of the BEE project (2007)