KL NATIONAL
RESOURCE ATLAS

Introduction

Local Government Denmark (Kommunernes Landsforening, KL) and the Ministry of Environment took the initiative to explore the conditions for an innovative growth in public-private partnerships based on reuse of household waste with municipalities as the main actors. It was a task of mapping streams of materials, strategies and plans, and of identifying potentials for value creating. The mapping is summarized into a tool, a resource guide of kinds, that can be used to evaluate and establish future partnerships or clusters with municipalities as the main player with better resource efficiency as the primary goal.

The business strategy presents an opportunity for the municipalities to develop concrete solutions regarding some of the most current green problems of the day, as well as a way to local job creation. It is the declared ambition of the municipalities to drive the development forwards by facilitation business symbiosis for companies focusing on resources and reuse, thereby creating jobs and growth in the municipalities.

TYPE, LOCATION

Ressourceguide

Danmark

CUSTOMER

Kommunernes Landsforbund

PARTNERS

Aabenraa Kommune

Aarhus Kommune

Københavns Kommune

Næstved Kommune

Bornholms Regionskommune

BOFA, AVA, Arwos,

Center for Bæredygtigt Byggeri

STATUS, YEAR

Afsluttet

2014

TEAM

Ansvarshavende partner: Anders Lendager

Medarbejdere: Morten Bang

Context

Five municipal pilot projects have been analyzed.

NÆSTVED MUNICIPALITY AND RESOURCE CITY

The background for the project is that the municipality has established a Centre for Sustainable Building, which aims to move the building sector in Næstved into a more sustainable direction. The idea of Resource City builds on an idea of basing the future commercial development of the city on resource handling. The main goal is to create commercial development in the municipality, creating growth and jobs locally.

COPENHAGEN MUNICIPALITY

Copenhagen Municipality is researching how new kinds of public tenders and models of collaboration can contribute to higher requirements regarding resource efficiency, a more effective organizing of waste management and possible new sustainable efforts.

AABENRAA MUNICIPALITY AND ARWOS

Arwos operates from a perspective that it is a communal task and responsibility to take care of the environment. Together we should hand down the unspoiled natural resources to coming generations. Sustainable, value-creating and knowledge-developing collaborations are part of Arwos’ business strategy and the company is therefore working on several concurrent projects.

AARHUS MUNICIPALITY AND AVA

ReUseCenter Aarhus is a citizen focused pilot project working on the development of a sustainable recycling centres based on citizenship and direct reuse. The project will be placed in Aarhus in an area known as the Rail yard and will run for two years according to plan, commencing in 2014.

BORNHOLM REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY AND BOFA

The project is a demonstration of strategic energy planning on Bornholm as an isolated island society. It is a strategic project that aims to ensure that Bornholm becomes a CO2-neutral island in 2025.

Concept

The approach to the mapping and the strategy has been to analyze the different municipalities from a comparable starting point. To get an in-depth understanding of how this is done in practice, five pilot municipal projects and pioneering examples that have pushed forward regarding green growth have been analyzed.

The five cases have all been viewed through the lens of the PESTEL model of analysis. With a PESTEL analysis, six different perspectives are analyzed and uncovered, these being:

• Political

• Economical

• Social

• Technological

• Environmental

• Legal