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Longueville, Anna
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Boltemo Edholm, J. & Longueville, A. (2018). Ecosystem service assessments in climate adaptation. In: : . Paper presented at IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa 16-19 May 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosystem service assessments in climate adaptation
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ecosystem services is Nature’s contribution to human well-beingby providing provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural services. A direct driver affecting availability of ecosystem services is climate change. This is a challenge that needs to be addressed. A possible strategy to cope with these challenges is the use of Ecosystem-based adaptation, defined by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversityas “the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as a part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change”.

In this paper a literature review was conducted to highlight the current use of ecosystem services in relation to coping with climate adaptation. Investigated parameters was I) geographical area and sector; II) aim of article; III) methodological approach; and IV) lessons learned by the authors of the reviewed articles regarding method used and lessons learned by the authors of the reviewed articles regarding implementing EbA. The diversity among methods of ecosystem service assessment used in the reviewed articles indicate that there are many possibilities of assessing ecosystem services and communicating impacts from climate change. A combination of methods was also seen as beneficial to assist decision-makers and planners in climate adaptation decisions. This paper put forward useful knowledge for future ecosystem service assessments, both in preparation and performance of assessments.

Series
Ecotechnology working paper ; 2018-4a
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35359 (URN)
Conference
IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa 16-19 May 2018
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Boltemo Edholm, J. & Longueville, A. (2018). Ecosystem Services in Climate Adaptation in Northern Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa 16-19 May 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosystem Services in Climate Adaptation in Northern Sweden
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ecosystems provide humans with ecosystem services - benefits fundamental to human well-being. The Swedish government has set a milestone target to be reached by 2018, that the importance of biodiversity and values of ecosystem services should be commonly known and adopted in political and economic decisions. The use of ecosystem service assessments can be beneficial in local and regional planning and increase understanding of ecosystem services among decision-makers. Being of such importance it is of interest if, and how ecosystem services are integrated in planning and decision-making in the Norrbotten County. This study aims togive an overview of how far municipalities in Sweden has reached with the integration of ecosystem services. This was done by investigating explicit implementation, contribution to the milestone target and, if/how ecosystem services are used in local governance and especially regarding climate adaptation.

The results show that only four of the 14 municipalities have integrated ecosystem services, further that there is an absence of explicit use of ecosystem services in climate adaptation. Thisindicates that the level of knowledge about the ES concept is low and that implementation has not been successful in the county. Positively though, the county has a forerunner in the Arjeplog municipality, which can serve as role model for the rest of the county to achieve an implementation of ES in local governance.

Series
Ecotechnology working paper ; 2018-5a
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35360 (URN)
Conference
IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa 16-19 May 2018
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Longueville, A. (2018). Infrastructure public procurement in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa, 16-19 May, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Infrastructure public procurement in Sweden
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In order to achieve sustainable development that meets the needs of todays and future generations a number of governance instruments are needed in order to bring about this change. Sustainability goals can be achieved by using the purchasing power of the public sector. The Swedish Transport Administration procures goods, services and works for about 4 billion Euro each year to develop and manage transport for road and rail traffic.

This study explores the procurement process of the Swedish transport administration based on interviews with officials and their policy documents.The focus of the study is how the contracting authority identify needs, involve key stakeholders, assess alternatives and environmental impact, take decisions on criteria in the procurement procedure, carry out contract management and methods applied for following up contracts.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35552 (URN)
Conference
IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa, 16-19 May, 2018
Available from: 2019-01-30 Created: 2019-01-30 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Longueville, A. (2018). SIA and public procurement in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center, Durban, South Africa, 16-19 May 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>SIA and public procurement in Sweden
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In order to achieve sustainable development that meets the needs of todays and future generations a number of governance instruments are needed in order to bring about this change. Local, regional, national and international sustainability goals can be achieved by using the purchasing power of the public sector.

Purchasing authorities accounts for around one fifth of Sweden´s GDP. Setting sustainability criteria in public procurement processes can increase market demand of sustainable products, stimulate innovation, and decrease government expenditures. 

Socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) takes into account fair employment opportunities, compliance with social and labour rights, social inclusion, and equal opportunities and accessibility.

This study covers the current practise of social sustainable public procurement in Sweden, based on interviews with officials at contracting authorities and their policy documents.

The focus of the study is current policies and implementation of SRPP, how the contracting authorities identify needs and plan the procurement process, raise awareness of SRPP and involve key stakeholders, take decisions on criteria in the procurement procedure, carry out contract management and methods applied for following up contracts.

The findings of the study are compared to current SIA framework, aiming at identifying how practices can be further improved. 

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35551 (URN)
Conference
IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center, Durban, South Africa, 16-19 May 2018
Available from: 2019-01-30 Created: 2019-01-30 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Fröling, M., Tellström, S., Edholm, J., Van den Brink, P., Longueville, A. & Grönlund, E. (2016). Appearances of Ecosystem Services in Environmental Impact Assessment - learnings from two Swedish case studies. In: Proceedings of Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016: The 10th International Conference on the Establishment of Cooperation between Companies and Institutionsin the Nordic Countries, the Baltic Sea Region and the World.. Paper presented at Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016, 21–23 November 2016, Kalmar, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Appearances of Ecosystem Services in Environmental Impact Assessment - learnings from two Swedish case studies
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2016 (English)In: Proceedings of Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016: The 10th International Conference on the Establishment of Cooperation between Companies and Institutionsin the Nordic Countries, the Baltic Sea Region and the World., 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ecosystem Services is an increasingly used concept to understand and describe the dependencies of socio-technical systems on the ecosystems in which they exist. We have studied to what extent ecosystem services are appearing in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in two Swedish cases, the improvement of ecological status in a river used for small scale hydropower and the mining operations of the MM mine. In neither of the two cases ecosystem services have been intentionally included in the work with the EIAs. The goal of the studies has been to examine to what extent ecosystem services are appearing anyway in the EIAs, to what extent data in the EIAs are sufficient to perform more structured ecosystem service assessments, and if the use of a more structured ecosystem services review during the EIA process could have contributed positively to the EIA work. 

Both EIAs in this study holds some information on impacts on ecosystem services, and more information on affected ecosystem functions that could be translated into ecosystems services and probably to full ecosystem service reviews with additional data gathering. Cases of ecosystem functions and services impacting other ecosystem functions and services, sometimes in several stages, were found, indicating that such functions or services could be of special importance to protect and / or support.

Keywords
Ecosystem services, Environmental Impact Assessment
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29770 (URN)
Conference
Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016, 21–23 November 2016, Kalmar, Sweden
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved
Wessels, J.-A. & Longueville, A. (2016). Conceptualising an EIA-EMS-LCA-IR nexus for supporting integrated corporate reporting and thinking. In: : . Paper presented at IAIAsa 2016 National conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptualising an EIA-EMS-LCA-IR nexus for supporting integrated corporate reporting and thinking
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

It is generally accepted that the management and implementation of sustainability commitments made during the planning phase of projects are problematic throughout the implementation, operational and decommissioning phases of projects.  This is particularly true in developing countries such as South Africa where the transition from the different phases of a project is viewed as a key contributing factor to this phenomenon.  Environmental planning and management calls for the integration of a number of environmental instruments to aid in this challenge and enhance efficiency gains of projects.  The most obvious integration is between Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS), but there are also other instruments such as green procurement, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Integrated Reporting (IR) that may be added to the EIA-EMS relationship.  An extended EIA-EMS-LCA relationship may be particularly valuable as the new ISO14001: 2015 standard specifically focus on using a life cycle perspective (procurement to disposal) to prevent environmental impacts from being unintentionally shifted elsewhere within a service or product’s cycle.  This paper conceptualise an integrated EIA-EMS-LCA nexus that may deliver on integrated corporate reporting and thinking by drawing from various sources of secondary and empirical data as well as phenomenological learning from the authors of a developed (Sweden) and developing country (South Africa).

Keywords
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Integrated Reporting (IR)
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30355 (URN)
Conference
IAIAsa 2016 National conference
Available from: 2017-02-27 Created: 2017-02-27 Last updated: 2017-03-13Bibliographically approved
Grönlund, E. & Longueville, A. (Eds.). (2016). Samhällets styrsystem – en vänbok till Inga Carlman (1ed.). Östersund: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samhällets styrsystem – en vänbok till Inga Carlman
2016 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Society's steering systems – a Friend book to Inga Carlman
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Mid Sweden University, 2016. p. 258 Edition: 1
Keywords
sustainable development, sustainability, environmental law, Paris agreement, EIA, anticipatory system, emergy, planetary boundaries, Olifant, Naess, von Wright, Blended learning, hållbar utveckling, hållbarhet, miljörätt, MKB, kontrollsystem
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29637 (URN)978-91-88025-97-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-17 Created: 2016-12-17 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Svedlund, J., Nilsson, K. & Longueville, A. (2016). Sustainability in a Regional and Global Sports/Outdoor Industry. In: VEC - Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development: . Paper presented at Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development, September 11-14, 2016, Östersund.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainability in a Regional and Global Sports/Outdoor Industry
2016 (English)In: VEC - Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Regional identity through a business eye 

In the Jämtland Härjedalen region, outdoor sports activities and the many companies that provide high-end equipment for outdoor life are an integral part of the regional identity, culture and business life. While rooted locally, the outdoor and sports business is tightly linked to complex supply chains branching out to the textile and chemical industry. This often includes suppliers and customers in other parts of the world, providing a broad range of sustainability challenges. 

A new and creative approach 

The project ‘Sustainability in Sports/Outdoor’ was initiated by Peak Innovation, supported by Mid Sweden University and run in cooperation with Elevenate, Hilleberg, Icebug, Lundhags and Skhoop; five small and medium sized (SME) companies from the sport/outdoor industry in the region. This project has taken a new and creative approach to sustainability challenges by developing and introducing a method for SME’s to embed the sustainability concept into their core business, rather than focusing on single issues of mitigation and risk management. 

The main project goal was to establish and test a method for value-driven sustainable development. The method is targeted at the challenges of smaller organisations handling complex value chains. Another emphasis has been on making the company strategies and efforts towards sustainability resilient, forward-thinking and measurable. 

Preliminary Results 

Results include increased awareness and engagement both within the companies and in their value chains, as well as direct inputs to product and process development. The companies have in collaboration created knowledge, engagement, and concrete actions, such as clearly communicating new sustainability ambitions to their suppliers, distributors and customers. Thus accelerating change towards more sustainable business operations.

The broader perspective 

This paper is part of a research where the overarching question is how to link creativity and innovation tighter to sustainable development. Creators of new solutions, relations and experiences are well suited to drive sustainable development, but need supportive conditions to succeed. By exploring the connections between creativity, sustainability and organisational management we aim to find a set of conditions that strengthen the work within sustainable innovation, in both business and society.

National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30356 (URN)
Conference
Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development, September 11-14, 2016, Östersund
Available from: 2017-02-27 Created: 2017-02-27 Last updated: 2017-02-28Bibliographically approved
Longueville, A., Whitten, P. & Carlman, I. (2015). Can We Get “Alternatives Analysis Redux” Please?. In: IAIA15 Conference Proceedings: . Paper presented at Impact Assessment in the Digital Era, 35th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Can We Get “Alternatives Analysis Redux” Please?
2015 (English)In: IAIA15 Conference Proceedings, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
environmental impact assessment; alternatives
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25537 (URN)
Conference
Impact Assessment in the Digital Era, 35th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment
Available from: 2015-07-14 Created: 2015-07-14 Last updated: 2015-09-04Bibliographically approved
Carlman, I., Grönlund, E. & Longueville, A. (2015). Models and methods as support for sustainable decision-making with focus on legal operationalisation. Ecological Modelling, 306, 95-100
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Models and methods as support for sustainable decision-making with focus on legal operationalisation
2015 (English)In: Ecological Modelling, ISSN 0304-3800, E-ISSN 1872-7026, Vol. 306, p. 95-100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since the 1960s the urgency to steer mankind towards a more sound environment has grown. Currently humanity is in a transition period between today’s old paradigm – business as usual – and the new one, aiming at operationalise sustainable development goals. There is a growing understanding, that to move towards sustainable development, ecological sustainability is necessary but not sufficient. Steering society in this direction necessitates making decisions that at least do not counteract sustainability.

Such decisions have to rest firmly on a natural scientific basis. Natural laws, such as thermodynamics, and conditions set by ecosystems can therefore not been ignored, when (a) searching for technical solutions to environmental problems and to fully understand the consequences of such solutions, and (b) improving steering instruments to guide human actions.

Over the years a number of models/methods/systems have been developed to underpin sustainable decision-making, such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Ecological Footprints, and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA). Ecological modelling contributes or complements such methods. Emergy analysis, an environmental accounting and assessment method takes a wider grip embracing both ecology and economy. Less known is environmental legal modelling.

This paper puts ecological models in the context of societal steering systems for sustainable development, and focuses on a legal model for implementing environmental policy goals.

Keywords
Ecological modelling, EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment), Governing states, Interdisciplinarity, Legal operationalisation, Societal steering systems, Systems thinking
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23415 (URN)10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.10.010 (DOI)000355708000011 ()2-s2.0-84929221631 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-11-13 Created: 2014-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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