Search for dissertations about: "thesis on financial sustainability"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on financial sustainability.

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

    Author : Lucas Dawson; Ingrid Stjernquist; Marine Elbakidze; Raimonds Ernsteins; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; 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

  2. 2. Urban poverty, social exclusion and social housing finance. The case of PRODEL in Nicaragua

    Author : Alfredo Stein; Boende och Bostadsutveckling; []
    Keywords : Urban poverty; Microfinance; Social exclusion; Social housing finance; Central America; Asset accumulation; Infrastructure; Financial inclusion; Nicaragua; International donors;

    Abstract : The purpose of the thesis is to further understand key conceptual and operational challenges that international aid donors, and public and private institutions, face while designing and implementing alternative forms of social housing finance which aim to be inclusive for the urban poor. Based on an in-depth study of the work of the Foundation for the Promotion of Local Development (PRODEL) in three cities in Nicaragua during a period of 15 years, the thesis tries to answer three research questions: What are the constraints the urban poor face in financing the incremental way they build their individual housing and collective assets? Why does housing microfinance not always enhance inclusion of the urban poor? How does the tension between the goal of achieving financial sustainability and increasing financial inclusion affect the policy of international donors and governments, and the practice of local financial institutions? To answer these questions, the thesis adopts a realist approach as well as a critical case study method as used in disciplines such as political science and history to explain the trends and complexities of the phenomena investigated, and formulates an argument in the form of a proposition: if financial exclusion occurs in PRODEL it might also occur elsewhere. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Anthropocene Ocean : Risks and opportunities for global sustainability

    Author : Jean-Baptiste Jouffray; Magnus Nyström; Henrik Österblom; Beatrice Crona; Albert Norström; Douglas McCauley; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Anthropocene; Coral reef; Finance; Globalisation; Ocean; Resilience; Seafood; Social-ecological system; Sustainability; Transdisciplinarity; Transnational corporation; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : Humans have become a dominant force of planetary change. This epoch, referred to as the Anthropocene, implies profound alterations to the Earth’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems upon which so many people depend. READ MORE

  4. 4. Interpreting the Sustainable Home - Bridging Discourses on Home and Sustainability in the Housing Sector

    Author : Pernilla Hagbert; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : sustainability; systems approach; housing development; domestic resource use; home; residential design; architecture;

    Abstract : How we design, build and maintain our homes are increasingly seen as instrumental to the environmental, social and financial impact of the built environment. By examining perspectives on and interpretations of sustainability in housing development, with a focus on discourses within the Swedish housing sector, the aim of this Licentiate thesis is to explore and provide an account of contemporary conceptualizations of the sustainable home. READ MORE

  5. 5. On Sustainability in Local Energy Planning

    Author : Farhad Derakhshan; Energihushållning; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Energy Indicators; Sustainable Development; Energy Systems; Energy Planning;

    Abstract : Energy is among the main driving forces needed for sustainable development. Provision of energy services, from the supply side to transmission/distribution and use, must include management, and good management requires tools. Energy planning is a tool for managing the community energy system through assessing and balancing supply and demand. READ MORE