Search for dissertations about: "sustainability assessment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 138 swedish dissertations containing the words sustainability assessment.

  1. 1. On sustainability assessment of technical systems experience from systems analysis with the ORWARE and ecoeffect tools

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Getachew Assefa; KTH.; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; technology assessment; interdisciplinarity; sustainability; sustainability assessment; industrial ecology; substance flow analysis; material flow analysis; life cycle assessment; TECHNOLOGY Other technology Environmental engineering; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Övriga teknikvetenskaper Miljöteknik;

    Abstract : Engineering research and development work is undergoing a reorientation from focusing on specific parts of different systems to a broader perspective of systems level, albeit at a slower pace. This reorientation should be further developed and enhanced with the aim of organizing and structuring our technical systems in meeting sustainability requirements in face of global ecological threats that have far-reaching social and economic implications, which can no longer be captured using conventional approach of research. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sustainability of the Swedish Sugar Sector: Assessment Tool Development and Case Study Appraisal

    University dissertation from LUCSUS

    Author : Barry Ness; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; integrated assessment; DPSIR; scale; sugar beet; sugar; Sustainability science; sustainability assessment; proximity analysis; Scania; Sweden;

    Abstract : This thesis contributes to the development of tools and methods for assessing sustainability and applies them to an assessment of the Swedish sugar production system. The thesis’ aims are to compile an overview of the existing approaches for assessing sustainability, to suggest a method(s) for structuring and analyzing complex sustainability issues, and to appraise sustainability impacts from Swedish sugar production. READ MORE

  3. 3. Unravelling Sustainability The complex dynamics of emergent environmental governance and management systems at multiple scales

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University

    Author : Lucas Dawson; Stockholms universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Integrated adaptive environmental governance and management; Social-ecological system dynamics; Complex systems; Sustainability transitions; Sustainability strategies; Multi-level governance; Causal loop diagrams; Green Infrastructure; Landscape restoration; Habitat restoration; Biodiversity conservation; Comprehensive planning; Stakeholder participation; System thinking; Water Framework Directive; Sustainable water governance; Collaborative learning; Communities of practice; Knowledge management; naturgeografi; Physical Geography;

    Abstract : This thesis adopts a complex systems approach to investigate the dynamic emergence of sustainable environmental governance and management systems in multiple contexts in Europe. Accelerating rates of environmental degradation across the world have called the legitimacy of previous environmental governance and management arrangements into question. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Estonian forest sector in transition to sustainability? Capturing sustainability with the help of integrated assessment

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Evelin Urbel; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Estonia; forest sector; transition analysis; sustainability assessment; scenario analysis; stakeholder analysis;

    Abstract : This thesis has two main objectives. The first is to analyse the potential of existing assessment tools and methods to incorporate the different dimensions of sustainability in an assessment. READ MORE

  5. 5. Wicked Problems in Engineering Education: Preparing Future Engineers to Work for Sustainability

    University dissertation from ; Chalmers tekniska högskola; Gothenburg

    Author : Johanna Lönngren; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; design-based research; assessment; wicked problems; sustainability; problem-solving; phenomenography; action research; ill-structured problems; rubric; engineering education;

    Abstract : Most engineering education today does not adequately prepare students to contribute to sustainability. For example, engineering students often do not learn how to address complex and ill-structured sustainability problems that involve different stakeholders, value conflicts, and uncertainty; such problems are also called wicked problems. READ MORE