Loodan, et eksin, kuid millegipärast domineerib minus üldmulje, et paljude Eesti avaliku sektori organisatsioonide mentaalsus ja praktikad kestliku arengu küsimustes ei ole kas üldse sihistatud kestliku arengu küsimustele või on seda väga kaudselt. Sestap tundub siin ühe näite esitamine asjakohane.

Konteksti avamisel märgitakse muuhulgas:

In 2010, the State Secretaries’ Committee for Sustainable Development in Germany implemented the program of sustainability measures, being regularly evaluated and updated, and high priority is given to a sustainable administration on the federal level in the sustainability strategy of Germany of 2021. […] In order to coordinate the activities in the state administration, a “Climate-Neutral State Administration Office” was set up in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy. On the federal level, the Coordinating Office for the Climate-Neutral Federal Administration (KKV) was founded in 2020, which is located in the Federal Ministry for the Environment.

Autorid rõhutavad:

In consequence, a central question is how to introduce sustainability not only on a level of policy but also on an operational level. […] Although a specific management system for public administrations does not exist, the circumstances detailed before show the need for adopting such a management system. Hence, the questions arise how the necessary changes can be achieved in institutions of the state administration and how a general embedding of the sustainability concept in each branch can be ensued.

Artikli eesmärk:

This article presents the activities establishing an operational sustainability management in one German state institution, the State Office for Nature, Environment, and Consumer Protection NRW (LANUV).

Üks, vähemalt Eesti avalikus diskursuses, peidus olev aspekt nõuab rõhutamist:

The central component of environmental and sustainability management is the environmental and sustainability program, documenting the continuous improvement according to the measures implemented and the achieving objectives.

Autorid märgivad kokkuvõttes muuhulgas:

In both developing and testing management processes, the LANUV kept a high level of transparency. The sustainability management of the state office benefits considerably from the high affinity and the outstanding specialist knowledge in the workforce, resulting in enhanced acceptance. Many other public administrations do not have the same basis and hence may have to orientate more closely to less motivated employees concerning questions of sustainability. Therefore, transferability is only possible to a limited extent.

Behr, F., Oertzen, G., & Dienst, M. (2021). Managing Sustainability and Carbon-Neutrality in the Public Administration—Case Report of a German State Institution. Sustainability, 13(8), 4146.