Search for dissertations about: "Brazil"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 81 swedish dissertations containing the word Brazil.

  1. 1. Frame Analysis in Environmental Conflicts The case of ethanol production in Brazil

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Ester Galli; KTH.; [2011]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Brazil; biodiversity; biofuel; CO2 emissions; environmental conflict; ethanol; frame; frame analysis; land use change; sugarcane; sugarcane cutters; sustainable energy;

    Abstract : Governments and policy-makers are currently dealing with some key issues as energy security in countries dependent on oil imports; global economic development, including increased food production; and controlling global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. The perception that biofuel could solve these challenges simultaneously has led to the implementation of policy and regulatory mechanisms on the mandatory use of biofuels, resulting in a sharp increase in biofuel production and consumption. READ MORE

  2. 2. National Appropriateness of International Climate Policy Frameworks in India, Brazil, and South Africa

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Prabhat Upadhyaya; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Policy process; Institutions; Domestic Politics; Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions; National; Climate Policy; India; Brazil; South Africa; Institutional Capacity; Norms; Nationally Determined Contributions; Policyprocess; Institutioner; Nationellt Lämpliga Utsläppsminskande Åtgärder; Nationell; Klimatpolicy; Indien; Brasilien; Sydafrika; Institutionell kapacitet; Nationellt Fastställda Bidrag.;

    Abstract : How does the international climate policy frameworks influence the domestic institutional responses to climate mitigation in emerging economies? And how, in turn, do domestic institutions and politics in emerging economies influence the fate of international climate policy frameworks? The thesis provides answers to these questions by studying domestic engagements with Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in three emerging economies – India, Brazil, and South Africa. The thesis specifically studies how these engagements were influenced by the domestic institutional context provided by national climate policy, norms, and institutional capacity in the three countries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Brazilian land use policies and the development of ecosystem services

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Flavio L. M. Freitas; KTH.; [2017]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Brazil; Land use policy; Forest protection; Ecosystem services; Biodiversity; Offsetting of legal reserves; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : Concerns related to global environmental changes due to land use changes have been driving international communities towards more sustainable land use systems. Brazil is a country of global strategic importance in this matter considering that it is the nation with the largest extension of preserved tropical native vegetation, recognised for its ecosystem services and high and unique biodiversity. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Development of Bioethanol Markets under Sustainability Requirements

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Henrique Pacini; KTH.; [2015]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Bioethanol; Biofuels; Consumer choice; Sustainability Criteria; International Trade; European Union; Brazil; Sweden; Policy.; Energiteknik; Energy Technology;

    Abstract : This thesis is a theoretical and empirical examination of the developmentof bioethanol markets since 2005 when sustainability regulations forbiofuels were introduced globally. The experiences of Brazil and Sweden,and the influence of European regulations on the development ofbioethanol markets receive special attention. READ MORE

  5. 5. Land and climate effects of bioenergy - Brazilian sugarcane ethanol and combined biofuel-district heating in Europe

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Andrea Egeskog; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; sugarcane ethanol; bioenergy; Brazil; biofuels for transport; EU; district heating;

    Abstract : According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, use of fossil fuels is the largest source ofthe increase in atmospheric CO2. The second largest is land use change. To reach stringent climate targets,emissions from fossil fuel combustion and land use change will need to be reduced to near zerowithin a few decades. READ MORE