Elvira has developed a model for how municipalities can work with design of environmental goals and follow-up in relation to Agenda 2030 and the Swedish environmental objectives. The model is general but in the case study Elvira focused on the environmental targets related to water.
"An important result from this study was that local environmental goals and indicators should be formulated simultaneously to facilitate efficient following-up", says Annelie Hedström, super-visor for this thesis.
In the report, it was also pointing out the importance of being aware of environmental targets on national and international levels so that municipalities on the local scale can contribute to global fulfilment of the global goals. At the same time, it is also important that municipalities are working with local challenges and formulate local environmental targets. Furthermore, it is important to regularly follow-up the environmental goals and revise the formulations since new targets continuously are formulated on national as well as international levels.
Elvira Lindström has now finalised her studies at The Master Program Natural Resources Engineering and has left the university and started to work as a consultant at Tyréns in Luleå.