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Lozano, R., Fobbe, L., Carpenter, A. & Sammalisto, K. (2019). Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority. Sustainable Development, 27(3), 409-418
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority
2019 (English)In: Sustainable Development, ISSN 0968-0802, E-ISSN 1099-1719, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 409-418Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ports are under increasing pressure to become more sustainable. Although some ports have been including sustainability into their operations, this has been mainly done from economic and environmental perspectives and technological or policy‐related approaches, while there has been little research on organisational change management for sustainability. This paper analyses organisational change efforts for sustainability at the Port of Gävle, Sweden. Twenty‐three face‐to‐face interviews were conducted with various stakeholders. The findings show that there were differences in perception of sustainability; but similarities in the drivers for and the barriers to sustainability (with some key differences between the internal and external stakeholders). This research shows that, in their journey towards becoming more sustainable, ports have to take a holistic approach encompassing the four dimensions of sustainability (economic, environmental, social, and time); their stakeholders (internal and external); and legislative, technological, financial, cultural/social, voluntary initiatives, and organisational change management approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
barriers to sustainability, drivers for sustainability, organisational change management, Port of Gävle, sustainability
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29056 (URN)10.1002/sd.1913 (DOI)000472585500015 ()2-s2.0-85057952481 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding:

- Port of Gävle Authority 

Available from: 2019-01-05 Created: 2019-01-05 Last updated: 2019-08-22Bibliographically approved
Barreiro-Gen, M., Carpenter, A., von Haartman, R. & Lozano, R. (2019). Examining Relations Between Public Participationand Public Expenditure: Opinions from English and French Users on Environmental Issues in the English Channel. Sustainability, 11(8), Article ID 2230.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining Relations Between Public Participationand Public Expenditure: Opinions from English and French Users on Environmental Issues in the English Channel
2019 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 8, article id 2230Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Governments need to decide how to allocate their public expenditure, which is commonly misconstrued as simply targeting social issues. Most scientific literature highlights that the role of public spending is to enhance social welfare and fight poverty and inequality. Nonetheless, public expenditure also includes spending on environmental issues. This paper analyses relations between public participation, support for public expenditure, and pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) intentions in the English Channel region. An online public survey was developed to investigate public use of the English and French sides and the public's willingness to change their behaviour to better protect the Channel region. The survey was undertaken in the summer of 2014 and was answered by 2000 respondents. The Channel region public is willing to participate more in behaviour that involves direct changes or switches between buying/purchasing choices. In contrast, there is less willingness to engage in pro-environmental behaviour intentions that involve more active engagement activities. French respondents were slightly less inclined to change their consumer behaviour intentions, while women and older people were slightly more likely to do so. This research shows that pro-environmental behaviour could positively affect support for proposed public expenditure on environmental issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
Keywords
public expenditure; public participation; pro-environmental behaviour; willingness to change; English Channel
National Category
Social Sciences Public Administration Studies Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29462 (URN)10.3390/su11082230 (DOI)000467752200043 ()2-s2.0-85066862758 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-04-15 Created: 2019-04-15 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved
Carpenter, A., Lozano, R., Sammalisto, K. & Astner, L. (2018). Securing a port's future through Circular Economy: Experiences from the Port of Gävle in contributing to sustainability. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 128, 539-547
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Securing a port's future through Circular Economy: Experiences from the Port of Gävle in contributing to sustainability
2018 (English)In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, ISSN 0025-326X, E-ISSN 1879-3363, Vol. 128, p. 539-547Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ports are an important player in the world, due to their role in global production and distributions systems. Theyare major intermodal transport hubs, linking the sea to the land. For all ports, a key requirement for commercialand economic viability is to retain ships using them and to remain accessible to those ships. Ports need to findapproaches to help them remain open. They must ensure their continued economic viability. At the same time,they face increasing pressure to become more environmentally and socially conscious. This paper examines theapproach taken by the Port of Gävle, Sweden, which used contaminated dredged materials to create new landusing principles of Circular Economy. The paper demonstrates that using Circular Economy principles can be aviable way of securing a port's future and contributing to its sustainability, and that of the city/region where itoperates.

Keywords
sustainability in ports, circular economy, dredging, quay construction, port of Gävle, Sweden
National Category
Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26107 (URN)10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.01.065 (DOI)000430645600061 ()29571406 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85044680804 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Sustainability in Ports
Available from: 2018-02-06 Created: 2018-02-06 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1030-5866

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