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Learning as a key leverage point for sustainability transformations: a case study of a local government in Perth, Western Australia
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development.
2020 (English)In: Sustainability Science, ISSN 1862-4065, E-ISSN 1862-4057Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a case study about embedding sustainability into a local government in Perth, Western Australia, through the introduction of a sustainability policy and the accompanying education and culture change program. This longitudinal case study describes the approach and impact of the program initiated and delivered by internal officers between 2011 and 2016. The use of personal experience, document review and staff interviews present an ethnography of a bureaucracy that casts some light upon the seldom seen inner workings of a local government organisation as it introduced a sustainability program over a period of more than 5 years. The case study provides evidence of the potential power of learning as a key leverage point for transformational sustainability change.

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SPRINGER JAPAN KK , 2020.
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Strategic sustainability, Leverage points, Organisational change, Education for sustainable development, Local government, Leadership
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-19449DOI: 10.1007/s11625-020-00808-8ISI: 000529705900001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-19449DiVA, id: diva2:1430509
Available from: 2020-05-15 Created: 2020-05-15 Last updated: 2020-05-15Bibliographically approved

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