Search for dissertations about: "environmental problems"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 779 swedish dissertations containing the words environmental problems.

  1. 1. Environmental research collaboration : Cross-sector knowledge production in environmental science

    University dissertation from Växjö : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Joacim Rosenlund; William Hogland; Mats Benner; [2017]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Triple helix; quintuple helix; Mode 3; cross-sector research collaboration; interactive research; boundaries; knowledge production; relevance of research; environmental science; Miljövetenskap; Environmental Science; Sociology; Sociologi; Ledarskap; entreprenörskap och organisation; Ledarskap; entreprenörskap och organisation;

    Abstract : Increased interaction between science and society is recognised as one of the characteristics of contemporary science. Solving the complex environmental problems of our day also necessitate such interactions. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Karma of Products Exploring the Causality of Environmental Pressure with Causal Loop Diagram and Environmental Footprint

    University dissertation from Stockholm, Sweden : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Rafael Laurenti; Björn Frostell; Andrius Plepys; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Products; Environmental Pressure; Causal Loop Diagram; Environmental Footprint; Industriell ekologi; Industrial Ecology;

    Abstract : Environmental pressures from consumer products and mechanisms of predetermination were examined in this thesis using causal loop diagram (CLD) and life cycle assessment (LCA) footprinting to respectively illustrate and provide some indicators about these mechanisms. Theoretical arguments and their practical implications were subjected to qualitative and quantitative analysis, using secondary and primary data. READ MORE

  3. 3. Toxic Textiles Towards Responsibility in Complex Supply Chains

    University dissertation from Stockholm, Sweden : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Natasja Börjeson; Magnus Boström; Mikael Karlsson; Sverker Molander; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Responsibility; Sustainability; Supply Chain Management; Governance; Responsibilisation; CSR; Complexity; Uncertainty; Chemicals; Textiles; Environmental Studies; Miljövetenskapliga studier; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : The governance of the environmental and health problems that follow in the wake of globalised trade is one of the great contemporary challenges. One of these challenges is the management of chemical pollution and associated risks, and one sector facing this challenge is the textile industry, which has complex supply chains spread across continents. READ MORE

  4. 4. Assessing Mineral Resource Scarcity in a Circular Economy Context

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Chalmers tekniska högskola

    Author : Hampus André; [2020]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; supply risk; life cycle assessment; resource-efficiency; area of protection - natural resources; complex products; material flow analysis; scarce metals; circular economy; criticality assessment; electric and electronic equipment;

    Abstract : Due to humanity’s dependence on metal resources there are growing concerns regarding impacts related to their potential scarcity, both for current and future generations. The vision of a more circular economy suggests that extending the functional use of metals through measures aiming for resource-efficiency (RE) such as increasing technical lifetime, repairing and recycling could reduce mineral resource scarcity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Towards a Sustainable Resource Management A Broader Systems Approach to Product Design and Waste Management

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Jagdeep Singh; Björn Frostell; William Hogland; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Resource Management; Product Design; Waste Management Challenges; Systems Thinking; Sustainability Science; Industriell ekologi; Industrial Ecology;

    Abstract : Rapid economic growth, urbanisation and increasing population have caused (materially intensive) resource consumption to increase, and consequently the release of large amounts of waste to the environment. Numerous technological and operational approaches to resource management have been introduced throughout the system of production, consumption and waste management. READ MORE