Search for dissertations about: "transboundary air pollution"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words transboundary air pollution.

  1. 1. What Can Nature Withstand? : Science, Politics and Discourses in Transboundary Air Pollution Diplomacy

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Karin Bäckstrand; [2000]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political and administrative sciences; discourse analysis; constructivism; science–policy interface; critical loads; international environmental politics; transboundary air pollution; Environmental law; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap; Miljörätt;

    Abstract : Long-range transboundary air pollution generates pressing environmental problems such as the acidification of lakes and soils, forest decline and loss of biodiversity as well as threats to human health across Europe. The overall aim of this study is to explore the role of scientific expertise in environmental diplomacy by analyzing recent international agreements in the transboundary air pollution (LRTAP) regime. READ MORE

  2. 2. Towards International Chemical Safety : Taking Action on Persistent Organic Pollutants

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Henrik Selin; Loftsson Elfar; [2000]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution CLRTAP ; persistent organic pollutants POPs ; regime analysis; social learning; Miljö; Föroreningar; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) have been subject to increased international ro-operation over that past decade. The first international effort to address POPs collectively as a distinet class of pollutants was made under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and within the framework of the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP), which geographically covers North America, Europe and the region of the former Soviet Union. READ MORE

  3. 3. Exposure to particulate matter and the related health impacts in major Estonian cities

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Hans Orru; Bertil Forsberg; Eda Merisalu; Marko Kaasik; Per-Inge Grennfelt; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Particulate matter; traffic; health impact assessment; cardiopulmonary; MEDICINE Social medicine Public health medicine research areas Environmental medicine; MEDICIN Socialmedicin Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden Miljömedicin; Occupational and Environmental Medicine; arbets- och miljömedicin;

    Abstract : Particulate matter (PM) is one of the most studied and problematic pollutants due to its toxicity and relati­vely high concentrations. This thesis aims to clarify the main sources and exposures of PM in Tallinn and Tartu, study the associations with health effects, and estimate the extent of those effects with health impact assessment (HIA). READ MORE

  4. 4. Carbonaceous Aerosol in Europe - out of the woods and into the blue?

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Jan Robert Bergström; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; organic aerosol; elemental carbon; chemical transport modelling; residential wood combustion; biotic stress induced emissions; source apportionment; EMEP MSC-W model;

    Abstract : Particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere influences weather and climate and may have important health impacts. Regional scale chemical transport modelling aims to describe the composition of particulate matter, to track different sources, estimate their relative importance, and to give realistic predictions of responses to changes in emissions and atmospheric conditions. READ MORE