Based on the parliament’s resolution the new government founded a new Advisory Board for Sustainable Develop-ment in 2010. The new Advisory Board did slightly divergent from the coalition agreement consist of 13 scientific members in total.
Some of the members had already been part of the first Advisory Board and were able to incorporate their experience and knowledge into the working process of the new Advisory Board. As before, the Advisory Board lied within the sphere of responsibility of the Ministry for the Environment led by Anita Tack.
At last! After seven years of continuous work Brandenburg’s cabinet finally agreed upon a sustainability strategy. The chair holder of the Advisory Board for Sustainable Development, Professor Stock from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research was relieved to finally hold the 111-pages long strategy paper in his hands. Since 2010 the Advisory Board for Sustainable Development had been working on developing this document together with the Inter-Ministerial Working Group
Furthermore, the Board had successfully incorporated citizens actively into the development process. Looking back it had been a very eventful time. The Advisory Board had built networks and had constantly exchanged information with the administrative authorities, scientists, politicians and civil society to promote sustainable understanding in all sectors. Professor Stock took a moment to look back on the long and time consuming development process that had now finally led to some results. He asked himself if it would have been possible to further integrate sustainability in Brandenburg with an even more advanced sustainability policy. How would the sustainability strategy look like today without the Advisory Board’s work? What additional value had the board offered during the development process? In his mind he thought back over the last term of office.
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Suggested CitationProeller, Isabella / Haasis, Valeria (2014): The incremental Path to Brandenburg’s Sustainability Strategy (Case B). Published in: Regierungsforschung.de, Cases. Available online: http://regierungsforschung.de/teaching-case-the-incremental-path-to-brandenburgs-sustainability-strategy-case-b/