Search for dissertations about: "environmental philosophy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 65 swedish dissertations containing the words environmental philosophy.

  1. 1. Towards Understanding Energy Efficiency in Shipping

    Author : Hannes Johnson; Chalmers tekniska högskola; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY;

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  2. 2. How to Set Rational Environmental Goals : theory and applications

    Author : Karin Edvardsson; John Cantwell; Erik Carlson; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; goal-setting; rationality; precision; evaluability; approachability; motivity; coherence; operationalization; goal conflicts; environmental objectives; sustainable development; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : Environmental goals are commonly set to guide work towards ecological sustainability. The aim of this thesis is to develop a precise terminology for the description of goals in terms of properties that are important in their practical use as decision-guides and to illustrate how it can be used in evaluations of environmental policy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rational Goal-Setting in Environmental Policy : Foundations and Applications

    Author : Karin Edvardsson Björnberg; John Cantwell; Luc Bovens; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; goal-setting; rationality; goal systems; precision; evaluability; attainability; motivity; coherence; operationalization; means and ends; support relations; goal conflicts; utopianism; self-defeating goals; management by objectives MBO ; environmental quality objectives; sustainable development; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract :  The overall aim of this thesis is to present a model for rational goal-setting and to illustrate how it can be applied in evaluations of public policies, in particular policies concerning sustainable development and environmental quality. The contents of the thesis are divided into two sections: a theoretical section (Papers I-IV) and an empirical section (Papers V-VII). READ MORE

  4. 4. Cautiously utopian goals : Philosophical analyses of climate change objectives and sustainability targets

    Author : Patrik Baard; Sven Ove Hansson; Karin Edvardsson Björnberg; Armin Grunwald; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Sustainability; climate change; environmental philosophy; climate ethics; goals; Filosofi; Philosophy;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the framework within which long-term goals are set and subsequently achieved or approached is analyzed. Sustainable development and climate change are areas in which goals have tobe set despite uncertainties. READ MORE

  5. 5. Improving the transparency and predictability of environmental risk assessments of pharmaceuticals

    Author : Marlene Ågerstrand; Christina Rudén; Cynthia de Wit; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; environmental risk assessment; pharmaceuticals; transparency; predictability; accuracy; consistency; voluntary initiatives; reliability evaluation; non-standard test data.; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : The risk assessment process and the subsequent risk management measures need tobe constantly evaluated, updated and improved. This thesis contributes to that workby considering, and suggesting improvements, regarding aspects like userfriendliness,transparency, accuracy, consistency, data reporting, data selection anddata evaluation. READ MORE