Search for dissertations about: "THESIS FOR PHD sustainable development"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 67 swedish dissertations containing the words THESIS FOR PHD sustainable development.

  1. 1. Developing TQEM in SMEs : Management Systems Approach

    Author : Kaisu Sammalisto; Magnus Karlsson; Thomas Lindhqvist; Peter Kisch; Internationella miljöinstitutet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Small and medium sized enterprises; Total quality environmental management; Environmental management systems;

    Abstract : Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in all economies today and although their individual environmental impact is often limited, their total impact can be said to be significant due to their sheer number. Environmental management is a way to reduce the impact, but the results obtained by implementing ISO 14001 vary. READ MORE

  2. 2. Resilience Assessment in Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development

    Author : Sellberg My; Garry Peterson; Norström Albert; Sara Borgström; Rebecka Milestad; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; environmental planning; natural resource management; practitioner perceptions; societal planning; transdisciplinary research; transformation; Transition Towns;

    Abstract : The framework of resilience thinking within sustainability science highlights ability to deal with change and uncertainty, and promotes more adaptive forms of management and governance. While the concept of resilience is increasingly being adopted into policies and planning, as well as by grass-roots movements, environmental and development organizations, many practical approaches to resilience lack theoretical backing. READ MORE

  3. 3. Development Towards Sustainable Ironmaking : The IronArc Process

    Author : Jonas Svantesson; Mikael Ersson; Robert Eriksson; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; IronArc; Refractory wear; plasma generator; freeze-lining; Materials Science and Engineering; Teknisk materialvetenskap;

    Abstract : The IronArc process is a novel process for a more sustainable production of liquid pig iron using electricity for heating and hydrocarbons for reduction. This thesis aims to facilitate its use by investigating possible refractory solutions and the gas blowing in the process which is done by a plasma generator. READ MORE

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

    Author : Flavio L. M. Freitas; Ulla Mörtberg; Gerd Sparovek; Martin Persson; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; 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

  5. 5. Lighting simulation for a more value-driven building design process

    Author : Anahita Davoodi; Thorbjörn Laike; Peter Johansson; Annika Moscati; Högskolan i Jönköping; []
    Keywords : lighting simulation; lighting design; lighting quality; energy efficiency; perception;

    Abstract : Concerns about global warming are increasing, hence, the urgency to cut carbon emissions. Reducing energy consumption, including lighting energy, is seen as the primary solution. Yet, solving the environmental factor should not come at the cost of other pillars of sustainable development. READ MORE