Essays about: "ecological sustainability"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 362 essays containing the words ecological sustainability.

  1. 1. Addressing the gap between Hungary’s biomass potential and its current practices

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Dora Leitner; [2019]
    Keywords : biomass; marginal land; environmental mainstreaming; National Rural Development Programme; Hungary; Sustainability Science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The European Union has committed to the ambitious target of increasing renewable energy sources by 27% in the energy consumption of member states by 2030. Biomass is considered as one of the most promising renewable energy resources to meet these goals. READ MORE

  2. 2. Harmonizing social and ecological sustainability through human rights and weak anthropocentrism : A case study of green urban spaces and education in Malmö

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Gloria-Karin López; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainability science; green schoolyards; education; human rights; causal loop diagram; Malmö; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Social and ecological sustainability are recognized pillars of sustainable development. However, it is not always clear how they are supposed to be achieved jointly. This unclarity can lead to major tradeoffs between social and ecological sustainability which ultimately endangers our prospects for sustainable development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sustained Asymmetries: Norrland and sustainable development as envisioned by the ecological modernization and environmental justice discourses

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Lisa Diehl; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; media representations; Norrland; periphery; discourse analysis;

    Abstract : The gap between rural and urban is widening in ways that reward urban lifestyles and undermine the interests of rural communities. The asymmetrical power relation between rural and urban is relevant in a Swedish context where Norrland, Sweden's northernmost region, is experiencing outmigration and cutbacks in welfare services all the while urban centers in southern Sweden attract innovation, economic capital and an inflow of young, educated people. READ MORE

  4. 4. Villain or scapegoat: New perspectives towards understanding the current management of the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Annemarie Russ; [2019]
    Keywords : human-elephant conflict; social-ecological systems; species co-existence; wildlife conservation; sustainability science; Sri Lanka; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The conflict between humans and elephants (HEC) in Sri Lanka is severe. Due to habitat fragmentation and resource reduction elephants increasingly roam in areas with human settlements. These human-elephant interactions often lead to losses on both sides, which should be prevented. READ MORE

  5. 5. The political ecology of alternative agriculture: Ontological difference and conflict in the struggle over sustainability in Scania and on Zealand

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Sofie Andersson; [2019]
    Keywords : Biodynamic farming; alternative agriculture; political ontology; political ecology; human ecology; organic farming; sustainability; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim in this thesis is to explore how power dynamics are involved as one way of knowing the environment is held to be more rational than the other. This is being put in the case of the development of alternative agriculture in Sweden and Denmark, where organic agriculture has managed to gain greater attention in recent years whilst biodynamic farming has been less successful. READ MORE