Dataset: Climate Emission and Energy Use Planning at the Local Level: Top-down Directives and Bottom-up Responses, 2014

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Abstract

The point of departure for this project was a stipulation contained in the revised Planning and Building Act (PBL) of 2009 requiring municipal authorities to develop climate gas emission and energy use plans as part of their on-going planning processes. Virtually all municipalities now have such plans, but there is little cumulative knowledge about the processes by which these plans were prepared, the content of the plans, and how these plans have been followed up since their adoption. This project was designed to fill this knowledge gap, to provide a comprehensive overview of how the intentions found in the revised Plan and Building Law been pursued in municipal planning and implementation activities, and the status of climate gas emission and energy use policies at the local level. A combination of document studies, a national survey and in-depth case studies were conducted. Through collaboration with Swedish researchers the project also incorporated a comparative perspective. Particular attention was paid to issues of involvement and coordination among different actors within each municipality as well as across municipal boundaries both horizontally and vertically, and the significance of the legal framework for planning and implementation activities within this domain. In the last phase of the project emphasis was given to identify and communicate the policy implications of the research results. This was done by means of user dialogues with policy makers who sought to achieve reduction in climate emissions and effective energy use by means of realistic, locally anchored policy processes. Both qualitative interviews and a survey were conducted. This data set only contains data from the national survey which was answered by the administrative staff of 293 municipalities.  

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Climate Emission and Energy Use Planning at the Local Level: Top-down Directives and Bottom-up Responses, 2014

Identification Number

NSD2416

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Westskog, Hege CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Westskog, Hege CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research CICERO Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2014 Hege Westskog, CICERO

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 220575

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2017-04-03

Notes

Original data from Hege Westskog, CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Climate Emission and Energy Use Planning at the Local Level: Top-down Directives and Bottom-up Responses, 2014". Data collected by Hege Westskog, CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research. First NSD edition, Bergen 2017.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2012 2015

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2013-09-01 2014-06-01

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Municipality

Unit of Analysis

Administrative unit

Universe

Administrative staff of 293 municipalities in Norway.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Sampling Procedure

Gross sample: 430 municipalities
Net sample: 293 municipalities

Mode of Data Collection

Web survey

Location

Availability Status

Data are freely available for downloading.

Restrictions

Data are freely available for downloading.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Climate Emission and Energy Use Planning at the Local Level: Top-down Directives and Bottom-up Responses, 2014". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Hege Westskog, CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research and prepared and made available by NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Hege Westskog, CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Disclaimer

Neither Hege Westskog, CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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