Search for dissertations about: "Environmentally sustainable development"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 89 swedish dissertations containing the words Environmentally sustainable development.

  1. 1. Food Packaging for Sustainable Development

    Author : Helén Williams; Fredrik Wikström; Ole Jørgen Hanssen; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Packaging; sustainable development; service perspective; food losses; food waste; consumer interaction; life cycle assessment - LCA; consumer value; Miljö- och energisystem; Environmental and Energy Systems;

    Abstract : Packaging has been on the environmental agenda for decades. It has been discussed and debated within the society mainly as an environmental problem. Production, distribution and consumption of food and drinks contribute significant to the environmental impact. However, consumers in the EU waste about 20% of the food they buy. READ MORE

  2. 2. Just Environments : Politicising Sustainable Urban Development

    Author : Karin Bradley; Lars Orrskog; Steve Connelly; Julian Agyeman; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; eco-friendly living; sustainble urban development; diversity; justice; postpolitics; discourse; normalisation; discipline; othering; Civil engineering and architecture; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur;

    Abstract :   European cities are becoming increasingly multicultural and diverse in terms of lifestyles and socioeconomic conditions. However, in planning for sustainable urban development, implications of this increased diversity and possibly conflicting perspectives are seldom considered. READ MORE

  3. 3. Towards sustainable urban transportation : Test, demonstration and development of fuel cell and hybrid-electric buses

    Author : Anders Folkesson; Per Alvfors; Peter Treffinger; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; acceptance; analysis; auxiliary system; bus; Clean Urban Transport for Europe; concept; CUTE; demonstration; driver; drive cycle; duty cycle; energy flow; evaluation; fuel cell; heavy duty vehicle; hybrid management; hybrid vehicle; hydrogen; passenger; PEM; safety; Sankey diagram; series hybrid; sustainable; test; urban transport; vehicle simulation; acceptans; analys; hjälpaggregat; buss; Clean Urban Transport for Europe; koncept; CUTE; demonstration; körcykel; förare; energiflöde; utvärdering; bränslecell; tunga fordon; hybridsystemkontroll; hybridfordon; vätgas; passagerare; PEM; säkerhet; Sankey-diagram; seriehybrid; uthållig; hållbar; test; stadstransport; fordonssimulering; Vehicle engineering; Farkostteknik; Chemical engineering; Kemiteknik;

    Abstract : Several aspects make today’s transport system non-sustainable: • Production, transport and combustion of fossil fuels lead to global and local environmental problems. • Oil dependency in the transport sector may lead to economical and political instability. READ MORE

  4. 4. Towards sustainable renovation : three research projects

    Author : Marina Botta; Sonja Vidén; Anne Vernéz Moudon; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Swedish housing; housing renovation; careful renovation; environmentally friendly renovation; ecological refurbishment; sustainable renovation; Architecture; Arkitektur;

    Abstract : The focus of this dissertation is on existing housing areas: in industrialised western countries, in 2005, the number of existing buildings that are taken care of, maintained, repaired, renovated or restructured for other functions is higher than the number of buildings that are (new) built. This is a review dissertation, based on empirical material and further reflections from previous research projects dealing with Swedish housing renovation: private-owned old single-family housing areas and large housing areas from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, mainly owned by housing companies. READ MORE

  5. 5. (Re)Creating Ecological Action Space : Householders' Activities for Sustainable development in Sweden

    Author : Karin Skill; Elin Wihlborg; Per Gyberg; Susan Baker; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sustainable development; households; ecological action space; structuration theory; political participation; environmental problems; gender; Hållbar utveckling; hushåll; ekologiskt handlingsutrymme; politiskt deltagande; miljöproblem; genus; struktureringsteori; Technology and social change; Teknik och social förändring;

    Abstract : Where does my individual responsibility for the environment start and end? Should I be responsible for environmental stress in India only because my shoes were produced there, or for climate change that endangers species in Antarctica, or rising sea levels on Pacific islands which just might have been caused by my driving? What do I need to do if I think it is my responsibility? And how do I decide which is a better alternative from an environmental point of view? Who should I trust when deciding on what action to take, and what opportunities do I need for acting?This multidisciplinary thesis takes the politicization of everyday household activities due to environmental consequences, and individualization of responsibility, as its starting points. These points make it increasingly important to understand what responsibility individuals experience, and how they act in accordance with these perceptions. READ MORE