Essays about: "Climate Change"

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  1. 1. Climate change beliefs, environmental policies support and the fossil fuels industry

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Tommaso Piseddu; [2021]
    Keywords : Environmental Policies; Climate Change Beliefs; Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Coal Plants;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to provide a contribution to the analysis of how relevant the presence of the fossil fuels industry is in shaping the attitudes toward climate change and environmental policies. This presence is studied in the form of coal plants at county-level and in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 in Louisiana, a state that largely relies on oil and gas extractive activities. READ MORE

  2. 2. Getting Comfortable with Climate Scenarios: A Qualitative Study on the Micro-Stage of Making the TCFD Scenario Analysis Auditable

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för redovisning och finansiering

    Author : Stephan Füchtenhans; Roshanna Li; [2021]
    Keywords : TCFD; Scenario Analysis; Auditability; Comfort; Marketization;

    Abstract : This study examines how the scenario analysis as an integral part of the novel TCFD framework is made auditable. Drawing upon the theoretical lens of Carrington and Catasús' (2007) comfort framework, we uncover professionals' discomforts with the TCFD scenario analysis and show how they address these discomforts to make the scenario analysis auditable. READ MORE

  3. 3. The effect of environmental policies on CO2 emissions - using the environmental policy stringency index

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik

    Author : Elin Alexandersson; [2020-09-15]
    Keywords : Environmental policy stringency index; CO₂ emissions; panel data; fixed effects;

    Abstract : The carbon concentration in the air has increased by 50 percent since pre-industrial times and continues to increase every year. Climate change is, therefore, a significant challenge today. READ MORE

  4. 4. Gender dynamics in media-driven belief polarization - disentangling reinforcing processes behind media usage and perception of societal issues

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation

    Author : Lisa Axelsson; [2020-08-19]
    Keywords : Reinforcing spirals; selective exposure; media effects; alternative media; gender gap; interpersonal communication; belief polarization;

    Abstract : In academia as well as in mainstream media, people are voicing concern that a fragmented media environment, entailing an immense increase of alternative media, may motivate selective exposure, in turn leading to increasingly polarized perceptions of society among the public. Consulting the theory of reinforcing spirals (RSM), there is ample evidence for a reciprocal relationship between selective media exposure and sociotropic beliefs – potentially sparking polarization dynamics. READ MORE

  5. 5. Towards a Green Techno-Economic Paradigm - The implications of EUs strategy to finance a sustainable growth on industry dynamics from a neo-Schumpeterian perspective

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Eric Lindh; [2020-07-23]
    Keywords : Sustainability; sustainable development; sustainable finance; industry dynamics; techno-economic paradigms; innovation; disruption; creative destruction;

    Abstract : The consequences of climate change are becoming more and more evident. Environmentalshocks in terms of massive forest fires, ferocious cyclones and droughts have become morefrequent leading to mass migrations and business disruptions. It has now been declared that wehave reached a tipping point and that further global warming is inevitable. READ MORE