Essays about: "Sustainability Transitions"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 53 essays containing the words Sustainability Transitions.

  1. 1. Building Institutional Capacity for Sustainability Transitions through Innovation Experiments : A Case Study of Sustainability Innovation Networks and Craft Beer SMEs

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Brendan Pipkin; [2019]
    Keywords : Experimentation; Sustainability Transitions; Circular Economy; SMEs; Craft Beer; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The concept of experimentation is increasingly promoted to facilitate social learning for sustainability transitions. Experiments are collaborative initiatives designed to generate knowledge and test innovative practices to address a collective sustainability challenge. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sustainable urban districts: Identifying success factors and their (potential) implications for the transformation of Sege Park, Malmö

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Amelie Johansson; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Transition Management; transition experiment; urban; district; Sege Park; brownfield;

    Abstract : This thesis identifies factors for success and un-success in European sustainable urban development projects and subsequently aims to correlate them with the characteristics and practices of an on-going project, concluding in a set of policy recommendations. Worldwide urbanisation brings a concentration of activities contributing to environmental degradation and social injustice, which implies the need for implementing sustainable development practices in urban planning. READ MORE

  3. 3. A shady future for Brazilian agriculture? Obstacles to and opportunities for agroforestry as a sustainable alternative to current agricultural practices

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Asger Mindegaard; [2019]
    Keywords : agriculture; agroforestry; sustainability transitions; multi-level perspective; Brazil; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : As the negative environmental impacts of contemporary agriculture become still more evident and widespread, the question of how to feed future generations while preserving the vital stability of the planet’s environment is more urgent than ever. Major institutions are targeting the environmental sustainability of agriculture, internationally as well as in Brazil. READ MORE

  4. 4. How Rainwater Can Transform Cities : An Evaluation of Success Factors for Urban Rainwater Harvesting Projects in Europe

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Linnéa Pauls; [2019]
    Keywords : Climate Change Adaptation; Multifunctional Systems; Rainwater Harvesting; Urban Sustainability Transitions;

    Abstract : Changing weather patterns challenge societies globally and at multiple levels related to amongst others health, the environment, disaster management and mitigation. There is a need for greater flexibility and resilience, which in turn can be enabled through a transition towards increased sustainability in governance and infrastructure. READ MORE

  5. 5. From the Paris Conference to the Paris of the Yellow Vests: a laboratory for characterizing transition profiles and cultural repertoires to apprehend social and perceptive conflicts of sustainability

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Mathilde Eugénie Aleth Françoise Martin; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainability Transitions; social acceptability; Yellow Vests; framing struggles; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This paper contributes to sustainability transitions studies in delivering stronger focus and relevance on culture and discursive features to apprehend social resistances towards transition agendas, and the unprecedented emergence of the challenging antagonism of the ‘end of the world’ versus ‘the end of the month’ revealed by the case study of the Yellow Vests crisis in France since November 2018. Aiming at opening the door to broader “ontologies” to transition frameworks, while supporting narrower profiles for the formulation of transition strategies, the paper initiates a narrative analysis and a tracing process to assess how the universal resolve of the 2015 Paris Conference and its established legitimacy of the sustainability discourse has been further contested by the Yellow Vests, and their fractured framing that would permeate the national public cognitive stage. READ MORE