Essays about: "Degrowth"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 32 essays containing the word Degrowth.

  1. 1. Horses vs. Machines: A Comparative Energy Analysis between Eighteenth Century- and Modern Copper Mining

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Amos Strömberg; [2021]
    Keywords : Copper mining; embodied energy; small-scale mining; degrowth; copper ore grade; Podolinsky’s principle; large-scale mining; 18th century mining; mining; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This study shows the positive benefits of early 18th century copper mining in terms of energy efficiency due to the utilization of animate power, pre-industrial machinery, biofuels and a small-scale of organization. Based on the concept of embodied energy, this study calculates the inputs in early 18th century Falun Coppermine in Sweden and compares it with present-day Chibuluma Coppermine in Zambia. READ MORE

  2. 2. Queering the Growth Paradigm: A feminist critical discourse analysis

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Development Studies; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender

    Author : Franziska Stambke; [2020]
    Keywords : Degrowth; Queer Theory; Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis; European Green Deal; Hegemony; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The European Green Deal is an example of a growth-oriented environmental policy approach. However, from the perspective of Degrowth, the narrative of unlimited growth is criticized. Therefore, this thesis analyses resistant texts in reaction to the set of environmental policy initiatives proposed by the European Green Deal. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dematerialization: good, but not good enough

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Pontus Klasman Gustafsson; [2020]
    Keywords : decoupling; dematerialization; economic growth; green growth; degrowth; raw materials; frikoppling; ekonomisk tillväxt; grön tillväxt; nerväxt; naturresurser; råvaror;

    Abstract : Global raw material extraction has accelerated since the 1950s, causing resource depletion, ecosystem degra- dation, pollution, and climate change. To reduce such impacts, the economic drivers of material use must be addressed. Although economic growth often drives material use to increase, this increase can be counter- acted by dematerialization. READ MORE

  4. 4. To consume or not to consume?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Viktor Johansson Bytyqi; [2020]
    Keywords : Wellbeing; consumption; preferences; deliberative forums; degrowth; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : This thesis seeks to investigate the connection between consumption and anticipated subjective wellbeing using the framework of Human Scale Development developed by Max Neef and colleagues (1991). The work intends to contribute to a wider discussion concerning the effects of a retracting economy on subjective wellbeing. READ MORE

  5. 5. Circular economy and degrowth perspectives on plastic collection and recycling on Bali

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljö- och energisystem

    Author : Elin Henriksson; [2020]
    Keywords : Circular economy; degrowth; plastic waste; littering; recycling; pick analysis; social enterprise. Cirkulär ekonomi; nerväxt; plastavfall; nedskräpning; återvinning; plockanalys; social företagsverksamhet.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : This thesis studies plastic littering, collection and recycling on Bali in Indonesia. Due to unsound waste management systems, low awareness and few incentives for collection, plastic waste has the tendency to leak to the environment, where it pollutes land and water, and poses a threat to wildlife and human health. READ MORE