Search for dissertations about: "sustainability report"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the words sustainability report.

  1. 1. Sustainability of rural energy access in developing countries

    Author : Brijesh Mainali; Semida Silveira; Benjamin Sovacool; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Energy Access; Rural electrification; Rural energy; Household; Renewable energy; Off-grid; Mini-grid; Grid; Pathways; Fuel choice; Indicator; Sustainability index; Energiteknik; Energy Technology;

    Abstract : The importance of access to modern energy has been well understood by governments and donor agencies in many developing countries, and significant effort has been made in recent years to address energy access challenges. However, despite these efforts, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that the energy access problem will remain unresolved by 2030. READ MORE

  2. 2. National environmental evaluation systems : guiding towards sustainability?

    Author : Magnus Larsson; Anders Hanberger; Katarina Eckerberg; Daniel Larsson; Per Mickwitz; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; environmental evaluation; evaluation systems; evaluation use; sustainable development; program theory; stakeholders; environmental policy;

    Abstract : Background: Dealing with environmental threats is one of the largest, if not the largest, challenge contemporary societies face. One way to better deal with this challenge would be to produce knowledge that can be used to improve environmental work and environmental policy and thus ultimately contribute to sustainable development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Metal-Free Catalysis for Efficient Synthesis

    Author : Juho Bah; Johan Franzén; King Kuok (Mimi) Hii; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Homogeneous c atalysi s; O rga nocatalysis; Green C hemistry; T o tal S ynthesis; A lkaloids; A symmetric S ynthesis; N on - metal Lewis acid s; C arbocations; Sustainability; Kemi; Chemistry;

    Abstract : The strength of efficient metal-free catalysis will be examined in this thesis. Efforts towards more sustainable processes will be demonstrated through implementation of strategies that meet several of the 12 principles of Green Chemistry. READ MORE

  4. 4. Sustainable Aluminum and Iron Production

    Author : Reza Beheshti; Emma Strömberg; Jafar Safarian; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Sustainability; Optimization; Black Dross; Salt removal; Steel flux agent; Waste processing; Greenhouse gases; Direct reduction; COMSOL Multiphysics®; Kemi; Chemistry;

    Abstract : Aluminium recycling requires 95% less energy than primary production with no loss of quality. The Black Dross (BD) produced during secondary aluminium production contains high amounts of water-soluble compounds, therefore it is considered as a toxic waste. READ MORE

  5. 5. Between Daring and Deliberating : 3G as a Sustainability Issue in Swedish Spatial Planning

    Author : Stefan Larsson; Rättssociologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; 3G; UMTS; spatial planning; sociology of law; sustainability issues; sustainable development; public participation; infrastructure development; the precautionary principle; fear of radiation; strategic decision-making; sociology of law;

    Abstract : The thesis shows how different aspects of sustainable development have been handled or not handled in the third generation infrastructure development in Sweden. The difference between the design of the 3G development – emphazising competition, growth and regional access, based on a strong technological optimism - and the implementation, as the roll out struck the landscape, including the non-handled radiation issue and the legal changes in order to facilitate the roll out, is discussed and analyzed. READ MORE