In a recent feature article in the Danish daily Politiken, GreenGov team members Karsten Bruun Hansen, PhD and Annika Agger, PhD express concern for Copenhagen’s declining status as a world leader in climate transition and adaptation.
In a Nordic research project on strategic climate leadership, we’ve uncovered the political leadership processes that have made Copenhagen a leading star in international climate politics. But the research, which also takes a closer look at Oslo and Gothenburg, show us that Copenhagen today is still profiled [internationally] on political decisions that were made 10 years ago. [Translated]
Hofstad, Hege, & Torfing, Jacob (2017). Towards a Climate-Resilient City: Collaborative Innovation for a ‘Green Shift’ in Oslo. In R. A. Fernandez, S. Zubelzu, & R. Martínez (Eds.), Carbon Footprint and the Industrial Life Cycle: From Urban Planning to Recycling (pp. 221-242). Springer. Green Energy and Technology , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-54984-2_10
On Wednesday 6 December, around 200 participants from research, business, civil society and public administration met to attend the 2017 CIENS conference at the University of Oslo and the Oslo Science Park at Blindern.
The day was devoted to “co-creation”, which revolves around the future shaping of the public sector and of public services. The conference had a goal of gathering participants from different sectors to discuss this new trend in government.
Co-creation goes beyond traditional cooperation with the public sector. It requires that other actors participate in the design of public policy and public solutions and services throughout the process – from the idea stage all the way to implementation.
Keynote speakers this year were Professor Jacob Torfing and Eva Sørensen, both from the University of Roskilde. They illuminated the theme through lectures on co-creation and the green shift and with a critical view of public leadership through co-creation.
The GREENGOV team will host the workshop “Governing and leadership for co-creating the green shift in Oslo” at this year’s CIENS conference under the heading “Coherent governing and climate leadership.” (in Norwegian).
The conference will take place December 6 in Oslo Science Park at the University of Oslo’s campus at Blindern. This will be the first major event of the project, and the whole project team will meet up to kick off our research the day after.