Sustainability in Poland – Contents

Sustainability in Poland


Part I. Foundations

1. The economy, society and the environment

Jakub Kronenberg, Mikołaj Czajkowski, Marta Strumińska, Karolina Maliszewska

1.1. Introduction
1.2. The dependence of the economy and society on the environment
Tool 1.T1. Non-market valuation methods
1.3. External effects
Tool 1.T2. Internalisation of external costs
1.4. Ignorance
1.5. Institutions and social capital
Tool 1.T3. Social participation
1.6. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 1.C1. What is the Białowieża Forest worth?
Case study 1.C2. Cod fishing in the Baltic
Case study 1.C3. A chipboard factory, a local community and the environment

2. Systems thinking

Piotr Magnuszewski, Jan Sendzimir, Jakub Kroneneberg

2.1. Introduction
2.2. Systems practice
2.3. Causal loop diagrams
2.4. Simulation and role-playing games
2.5. Summary and conclusions: sustainability as a systems concept
Practical resources
Case study 2.C1. Sustainable development in the Barycz Valley
Case study 2.C2. Envisioning management alternatives for the Tisza river valley

3. Basic theory of sustainable development

Tomasz Żylicz

3.1. Introduction
3.2. Attempts at operationalisation
3.3. Formalised approaches to intergenerational equity
3.4. Indicators of sustainable development
3.5. The concept of welfare in economics
3.6. Greening the conventional GDP
3.7. Sustainability and the scale of actions
3.8. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources

Part II. Business

4. Sustainability management system

Gisela Bosch, Łukasz Makuch

4.1. Introduction
4.2. The preparation phase
4.3. Vision
4.4. The sustainability programme
4.5. Implementation
4.6. Evaluation
4.7. The process of innovation
4.8. Stakeholder dialogue
4.9. The sustainability report
4.10. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 4.C1. The use of GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines at the BRE Bank
Case study 4.C2. Setting up the ‘Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility strategy of the PGNiG Group’

5. Sustainable production

Jakub Kronenberg, Anna Lewandowska, Przemysław Kurczewski

5.1. Introduction: ‘let’s make the most of every piece of raw material’
5.2. Eco-efficiency
Tool 5.T1. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Tool 5.T2. Eco-design
5.3. Industrial ecology
5.4. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 5.C1. LCA as a tool supporting eco-design

6. Construction and architecture

Tomasz Jeleński, Leszek Świątek

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Energy
Tool 6.T1. Thermo-modernisation and improvement of heating efficiency
6.3. Raw materials and water
6.4. Indoor air and environmental quality
6.5. Building construction methods
6.6. Architectural design
Tool 6.T2. Building certification
6.7. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 6.C1. Sustainable renovation of the Turzyn Neighbourhood in Szczecin
Case study 6.C2. The straw bale house in Przełomka

7. Supply chain management

Jakub Kronenberg, Joanna Kulczycka, Karol Koneczny

7.1. Introduction
7.2. From environmental management systems to sustainable supply chain management
Tool 7.T1. The supplier audit
7.3. The buyer who dictates delivery conditions
Tool 7.T2. Green public procurement
Tool 7.T3. Eco-labelling
7.4. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 7.C1. IKEA: ‘low prices, but not at any price’

8. Replacing products with services

Jakub Kronenberg

8.1. Introduction
8.2. An economy based on functionality
8.3. Product–service systems (PSS)
8.4. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 8.C1. Public libraries in Poland

Part III. Local authorities

9. Sustainable development strategies and indicators

Tadeusz Borys

9.1. Introduction: sustainable development as a strategic objective
9.2. Strategic documents
9.3. Integration of the measurement of sustainable development and quality of life
Tool 9.T1. Local Agenda 21 audit
9.4. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 9.C1. Local Agenda 21 in Poland
Case study 9.C2. The standard of the UNDP Umbrella Project

10. Urbanism

Tomasz Jeleński, Michał Stangel

10.1. Introduction: urbanisation challenges
10.2. Evolving concepts of the city
10.3. Conditions for spatial planning in Poland
Tool 10.T1. Development planning and programming
10.4. The principles of sustainable spatial development
Tool 10.T2. Spatial management
Tool 10.T3. Social participation in spatial planning
Tool 10.T4. Certification
10.5. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 10.C1. ‘Old’ Nowa Huta
Case study 10.C1. Siewierz eco-town

11. Urban transport

Tomasz Bużałek

11.1. Introduction
11.2. Sustainable mobility – the birth of an idea
Tool 11.T1. A public bicycle
Tool 11.T2. Restricting car traffic
11.3. Transport as an integrated system
Tool 11.T3. Integrated transfer junctions
11.4. Sustainable mobility as a process
11.5. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 11.C1. The transport system of Krakow
Case study 11.C2. The Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge in Warsaw

12. Municipal management

Tomasz Bergier

12.1. Introduction
12.2. Municipal waste management
12.3. Water and wastewater management
Tool 12.T1. Separating toilets
Tool 12.T2. Constructed wetlands
12.4. Energy management
12.5. Social participation
12.6. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 12.C1. Wastewater treatment plant for Dziewin

13. Public-private partnership

Agnieszka Kopańska, Agata Kozłowska

13.1. Introduction
13.2. PPP as a way to better public service performance
13.3. Preparation of a good partnership
13.4. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 13.C1. Termy Warmińskie: an example of a partnership creation

Part IV. Consumers and citizens

14. Sustainable consumption

Jakub Kronenberg

14.1. Introduction
14.2. The tyranny of small decisions
14.3. Responsibility
Tool 14.T1. Evaluation of corporate messages
14.4. Reason
Tool 14.T2. Eco-teams
14.5. Summary and conclusions
Practical resources
Case study 14.C1. Consumer education by NGOs in Poland
Case study 14.C2. The fair trade sector in Poland

15. Citizen activity networks

Piotr Bielski

15.1. Introduction
15.2. Just believe: the world is changeable!
15.3. The importance of social capital and mutual trust
15.4. The character of the citizen sector in Poland
Tool 15.T1. The internet and social actions
15.5. Social entrepreneurship, postmaterial values and creativity
15.6. Summary and conclusions: citizen’s activities in the times of weak ties
Practical resources
Case study 15.C1. A Group of Certain People (GPO)
Case study 15.C2. Thematic villages

Concluding remarks