Essays about: "Peru"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 97 essays containing the word Peru.

  1. 1. Water Management in the midst of Climate Change and Growing Tourism: A Field Study from the Peruvian Andes

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Robert Nylander; [2017-03-28]
    Keywords : Water Management; Peruvian Andes; Water Users; Climate Change; Tourism;

    Abstract : According to climate researchers, melting glaciers is one of the most sever effects of the globalclimate change. Peru that contains more than seventy percent of the world’s tropical glaciers isparticularly vulnerable to this effect. READ MORE

  2. 2. Conditional Cash Transfer Programs and Inequality of Opportunity. A case study: Juntos in Peru

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Patricia Festa Secanella; [2017]
    Keywords : Juntos; Inequality of opportunity; NBI; conditional cash transfers; Peru; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Inequality of Opportunity has recently emerged in the development agenda. The unequal access to opportunities can reinforce poverty and inequality traps. Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs have consolidated as an important policy tool to fight against poverty. In addition, they have a great potential to equalize opportunities. READ MORE

  3. 3. Climate Crimes : Climate change and deforestation: a case-study of state-corporate crime in Peru

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Latinamerikainstitutet

    Author : Margherita Capriola; [2017]
    Keywords : Peru; Amazon; climate change; environmental crime; state-corporate crime; palm oil industry; indigenous peoples;

    Abstract : During the last decades, climate change studies have been focusing more intensely on its anthopocenic essence, as the consequence of production and consumption patterns that require the intensive exploitation of the environment. In line with this school of thought, and new generations of studies on environmental crime, this work aims to present the environmentally and climate-related issues arising from land degradation in the Peruvian Amazon; focusing on those casual mechanisms developed from the collusion between Peruvian-economic policies and new private actors such as transnational corporations (TNCs). READ MORE

  4. 4. Design of an Off-grid PV System for Households in Perú and Sweden

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap

    Author : Emiliano Gabriel Lorenzo Guevara; [2017]
    Keywords : PV; photovoltaics; Peru; Sweden; off-grid; battery; pvsyst;

    Abstract : Because of global warming and the Paris agreement from 2015, countries need to switch their energy sources into clean sources. For some countries, like Perú, electricity produced from renewable energy sources is still a new technology. Its electricity demand depends entirely on traditional hydropower and thermal plants. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Behavioural Ecology of a Potentially Undescribed Morph of Saki Monkey (genus Pithecia) in a Highly Diverse Primate Community

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för ekologi och genetikUppsala universitet/Institutionen för biologisk grundutbildning

    Author : Emily Lehtonen; [2017]
    Keywords : Amazon; behavioural ecology; niche differentiation; Peru; Pithecia; primates; saki monkey;

    Abstract : The importance of tropical forests for global diversity and ecosystem function is well established in scientific literature, but is undermined by gaps in our knowledge of tropical ecosystems and species. Primates play important functional roles in these ecosystems, and despite constituting one of the most well-recognised taxa in the world, many species remain poorly studied. READ MORE