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Decision making process

Name der Fallstudie
Environmental monitoring in Breda
Umwelt Monitoring in Breda

Decision making process - stages
Recently a new list of indicators was drawn up during departmental and group meetings (worklunches) around some theme responsibles (people responsible for a specifical environmental theme and who participated to the achievement of the "environmental view".) The chosen indicators were to be supported by usefulness, representativity, sensitivity, long-term availability, costs, etc. Finally more or less 90 indicators were selected divided over eight environmental themes. The facts that the discussion happened at a large base, and everyone had a say on the final choice of indicators, can be considered as a base or a reference. Some arguments (like : I never agreed) won't be accepted. It is a question of common decision.

Decision making process - levels

Decision making process - sources of information

Decision making process - who are the decision makers
The most important group are policy collaborators of the department of environment. They are involved in the content of monitoring, and in the supply of data. Collaborators from other departments of the municipal organisation also provide data. Also external actors such as the police, the fire brigade have data at their disposal which they can make available for a small price. Citizens can be approached to provide some data.

Decision making process - who made the final decision for project implementation

Name of tool
Umwelt Monitoring

Decision making process - tools in decision-making process
Policy and politics are interested in using the tool as it supplies useful information concerning the followed policy on a simple and attractive way. The environmental bodies offer some resistance to participate. They acknowledge the sense of the instrument, but find it sometimes too annoying due to too much extra work. Many participants prefer to rely upon their own lists, don't appreciate critical questions concerning the way the information has been gathered. Transparency and another way of working are not always considered pleasant. Externals and citizens are often very obliging when asked to participate. Nevertheless their participation is somehow depending on how they are approached and on how the feedback is organised. Citizens appreciate it when the results are made available.

Decision making process - how was the information for the dmp disseminated

Decision making process - how was the public involved

Decision making process - was there public discussion over the project

Welche Tools wurden verwendet, um Nachhaltigkeit zu beurteilen?

Umwelt Monitoring

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