Sökning: "sustainability assessment"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 201 avhandlingar innehållade orden sustainability assessment.

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

    Författare :Getachew Assefa; Björn Frostell; Thomas Nybrant; KTH; []
    Nyckelord :ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; technology assessment; interdisciplinarity; sustainability; sustainability assessment; industrial ecology; substance flow analysis; material flow analysis; life cycle assessment; Environmental engineering; Miljöteknik;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Sustainability Solutions : Lessons on Assessment and Facilitation

    Författare :Axel Lindfors; Mats Eklund; Roozbeh Feiz Aghaei; Karl Hillman; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY;

    Sammanfattning : Sustainable development is one of the most influential visions guiding future societies. Encompassed within its vision are various domains where improvements are desirable such as, social equity, environmental degradation, climate change. LÄS MER

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

    Författare :Lucas Dawson; Ingrid Stjernquist; Marine Elbakidze; Raimonds Ernsteins; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :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; Physical Geography; naturgeografi;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

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

    Författare :Barry Ness; LUCSUS; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; integrated assessment; DPSIR; scale; sugar beet; sugar; Sustainability science; sustainability assessment; proximity analysis; Scania; Sweden;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

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

    Författare :Johanna Lönngren; Magdalena Svanström; Åke Ingerman; Tom Adawi; John Holmberg; Marie Paretti; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; wicked problem; engineering education; sustainability; phenomenography; assessment; rubric; design-based research; action research; perspective shift; ill-structured problems; problem-solving; didactics of natural science; naturvetenskapens didaktik; wicked problems;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER