Essays about: "ecosystem services"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 356 essays containing the words ecosystem services.

  1. 1. Accessibility to social utilities within urban green space. A method-developing thesis.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Johan Wedberg; [2019-10-08]
    Keywords : accessibility; urban green space; sociotope; social utility; cultural ecosystem services; outdoor recreation; GIS; noise pollution; mobility; proximity; public health;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to develop a methodological framework for analyzing the accessibility to potential social utility environments within urban green spaces from a broad population spectrum within a weekday context. The thesis departs with a scientific literature review, which investigates what types of social utilities urban green spaces potentially can provide to an urban population and what kind of attributes that are important for each utility. READ MORE

  2. 2. Oulu Biovillage: Exploring Blue Bioeconomy Ecosystem Opportunities in Oulu, Finland

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

    Author : Emeline Lex; [2019]
    Keywords : Bioeconomy; blue bioeconomy; circular economy; ecosystem; waste-to-resource systems; local; community; regenerative; fish; aquaculture; renewable energies; biogas; bioenergy; live-work; cradle-to-cradle; typologies; greenhouse; environment; business; Oulu; Finland; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : By the year 2030, the world will need 50% more food, 45% more energy and 30% more water. This growth in demand will increase pressure on our natural resources. Ingenuitive and adaptive thinking will therefore be required in the ways we build our cities. READ MORE

  3. 3. Service delivery costan alysis of IoT platforms

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS)

    Author : Niroop S Kumar; [2019]
    Keywords : IoT platform; On-Premises; IaaS; PaaS; cost structure; IoT-plattformen; On-Premises; IaaS; PaaS; kostnadsstrukturen;

    Abstract : Internet of things (IoT) which was once a vision is now reality in many sectors. Platform in the IoT ecosystem plays an important role in service provisioning journey by creating business value for the actors and enabling data management for the user. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Price of Protecting Forests : Assessing REDD+ Performance in Collaborative Governance in Vietnam

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Molly Grönlund Müller; [2019]
    Keywords : forests; collaborative governance; Vietnam; REDD ; Payment for Ecosystem Services; local communities; payment mechanisms; climate change;

    Abstract : The UNFCCC initiated mechanism Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is an important policy instrument for combating climate change, using payments to create economic incentives for developing countries to preserve their forests. However, there is a need for closer scrutiny of whether the mechanism is able to generate its intended outputs and outcomes. READ MORE

  5. 5. Unraveling diverse values of ecosystem services : A socio-cultural valuation using the Q-methodology in Messenia, Greece

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Sofia Maniatakou; [2019]
    Keywords : socio-cultural valuation; ecosystem services; values; perceptions; Q-methodology; Messenia;

    Abstract : People perceive the importance of ecosystem services in different ways, depending on their values, beliefs and needs. This study provides a nuanced understanding of the multiple ways stakeholder groups perceive the benefits derived from hydrologic services in the surrounding area of the "Gialova" coastal wetland in Messenia, Greece. READ MORE