Search for dissertations about: "Climate change law"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the words Climate change law.

  1. 1. Refugee Status Determination in the Context of 'Natural' Disasters and Climate Change : A Human Rights-Based Approach

    Author : Matthew Scott; Juridiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Human Rights; Public International Law; Climate Change; Interpretation; Persecution; Well-Founded Fear; Discrimination; Refugee; Disaster; Folkrätt; Mänskliga rättigheter; Flyktingrätt;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with refugee status determination (RSD) in the context of ‘natural’ disasters and climate change. Considering evidence that the legal predicament of people who seek recognition of refugee status in this connection has been inconsistently addressed by judicial bodies in leading refugee law jurisdictions, and identifying theoretical as well as doctrinal impediments to a clear and principled application of international refugee law in this connection, the thesis asks the question ‘in what kinds of circumstances may a person establish, within the meaning of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, a well-founded fear of being persecuted for a Convention reason in the context of ‘natural’ disasters and climate change?’Arguing that RSD cannot safely be performed without a clear understanding of the relationship between natural hazards and human agency, the thesis draws insights from disaster anthropology and political ecology that see discrimination as a contributory cause of people’s differential exposure and vulnerability to disaster-related harm. READ MORE

  2. 2. On Sustainability of Biomass for Energy and the Governance Thereof

    Author : Oskar Englund; Virginia Dale; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sustainability; land use; spatial modelling; biomass production; certification; environmental legislation; biomass resources; ecosystem services; Bioenergy; GIS; biodiversity; governance;

    Abstract : Due to concerns about climate change, energy security, and resource scarcity, non- renewable resources are increasingly being displaced by biomass. As with most human activities, the production of biobased products can be associated with negative impacts. Primarily, this relates to the biomass supply systems, i.e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Engendering Spatial Planning : A Gender Perspective on Municipal Climate Change Response

    Author : Christian Dymén; Göran Cars; Richard Langlais; Susan Buckingham; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Spatial planning; climate change; gender perspective; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : While climate change mitigation has been on the agenda of spatial planning practitioners for over two decades, adaptation has only become influential in spatial planning practice in recent years. This trend is evident not only at the municipal levelbut also at the regional and national levels. READ MORE

  4. 4. Reducing Swedish Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Basic Industry and Energy Utilities : An Actor and Policy Analysis

    Author : Peter Stigson; Hans Lundberg; Jinyue Yan; Tobias Persson; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sweden; climate change; climate policy; energy policy; EU ETS; Kyoto Protocol; emissions trading; renewable energy certificates; energy tax; carbon dioxide tax; voluntary agreements; environmental law; energy utilities; basic industry; Sverige; klimatförändringar; klimatpolitik; energipolitik; EU ETS; Kyotoprotokollet; utsläppshandel; el-certifikat; energiskatter; koldioxidskatt; frivilliga avtal; program för energieffektivisering; miljölagstiftning; energiproducenter; basindustri; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; Energy- and Environmental Engineering; energi- och miljöteknik;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis is to analyze the design of the present climate and energy policies. The main focus is on how the policy instruments affect the Swedish stakeholders who are included in the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS). READ MORE

  5. 5. Buildings in municipal climate change mitigation strategies : towards life cycle thinking

    Author : Nicolas Francart; Tove Malmqvist; Martin Erlandsson; Paula Femenias; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; building; lca; requirement; environmental performance; futures studies; backcasting; environmental engineering; sustainable urban planning; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis; Civil and Architectural Engineering; Byggvetenskap;

    Abstract : Fulfilling climate targets requires ambitious changes. The building sector is a large contributor to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), but also offers opportunities for climate change impact reductions. READ MORE