Essays about: "eco-efficiency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 essays containing the word eco-efficiency.

  1. 1. Investigating discouraging and encouraging emic reasons to apply eco-efficient farming methods : a participatory study with indigenous small-scale farmers in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Lilian-Marleen Beck; [2018]
    Keywords : agroecology; transdisciplinary research; action research; participative video making; eco-efficiency; cosmology; emic perception; indigenous farmers; small-scale farmer; non adoption of innovations; Ratanakiri; Cambodia;

    Abstract : In 2008 the most extensive evaluation of global agriculture in human history notable named “agriculture at a crossroad” was published, indicating that agroecological small-scale farming systems could be a path to follow in the future in order to secure a sustainable food supply. Yet it is claimed that there is a gap between knowledge regarding the methods used for agroecological farming and its application by farmers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Swedish Regions: A second-stage DEA approach

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Lisa Grabo; Josefine Olsson; [2018]
    Keywords : eco-efficiency; two-stage DEA model; fractional logit regression model; regional environmental performance; undesirable output; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This paper uses a two-stage data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach to measure and evaluate the relative eco-efficiency and the influencing factors of 17 out of 21 regions in Sweden during the period of 2008 and 2015. In the first stage of the DEA, a standard CCR model is used to calculate the relative eco-efficiency of the regions given multiple inputs and outputs. READ MORE

  3. 3. Guiding technologists in México : testing theories of sustainable technological design development to create better design guidelines in a Mexican context

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Lucia Solis Paredes; [2017]
    Keywords : sustainability science; technology; eco-efficiency; sustainable engineering; theory testing; case study; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Technological development has been used to improve human conditions over time, but has in the process created detrimental impacts on the environment. As political forces shift the focus of technology to solve sustainability-related problems, much faith is put into that technologists will change the way they conduct their work so they create technologies that are more sustainable. READ MORE

  4. 4. Green Lean : the effects of lean on environmental strategies in Swedish agricultural firms

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Malin Samuelsson; Victoria Strid; [2015]
    Keywords : agriculture; climate efficiency; environmental strategies; Green Lean; Lean; strategic management;

    Abstract : Swedish agricultural firms are today facing high competitiveness from foreign producers and a decreasing profitability. Simultaneously, the agricultural sector are facing challenges regarding the impact generated from the production systems on the natural environment and especially emissions of greenhouse gases. READ MORE

  5. 5. Under-utilisation of road freight vehicle capacity: A case for eco-efficiency through collaboration

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Alex Leshchynskyy; [2013]
    Keywords : Road freight transport; empty running; consolidation; back-hauling; eco-efficiency; horizontal collaboration; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The road haulage sector experiences a considerable amount of inefficiency, characterised by sub-optimal utilisation of an individual vehicle’s cubic load fill and weight hauling capacity. This study firstly aims to understand why – despite its evident economic and environmental cost – this phenomenon has existed over the years. READ MORE