Author Archive

Aug
02

BTH leads development of special volume of scientific journal on the theme leadership towards sustainability

Professor Donald Huisingh, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cleaner Production, has invited the sustainability team at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) to lead the development of a special volume of the journal.

Jul
25

Karolinska Institute has formed a center for social sustainability and become a member of the BTH-led Alliance for Strategic Sustainable Development

Karolinska Institute (KI) is Sweden’s highest ranked university internationally. Now it has formed a center for social sustainability (CSS) and through this has also become member of the Alliance for Strategic Sustainable Development (www.alliance-ssd.org) led by Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH).

Jul
25

Åland wants to become a model region for sustainable development by aid of BTH

Åland’s government gave in March 2012 the committee “Transition Åland” the commission to prepare a proposal for a long-term strategy for a transition of the Åland society. The strategy should include clear sustainability goals, suggestions for actions, and a suggested timetable for Åland to become a sustainable society. The committee has now published a report on how Åland intends to become a model region for sustainable development. The report and the plans it contains, are based on the use of the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) that Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is leading the development of in an international scientific process. The Natural Step (TNS), an advisory organization that educates and guides organizations in the use of this methodology has been the committee’s support for the work with the vision and the initial planning. TNS also had two half-day workshops with the government and the parliament of Åland. Representatives of Åland have emphasized the importance of continued cooperation with TNS and BTH in this work.