Essays about: "environmental economics"

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  1. 1. Does Carbon Pricing work? A qualitative review of Carbon Pricing’s ex-post results, and policy-design suggestions for improving its efficacy.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Michael Randall; [2022]
    Keywords : Carbon pricing; Sustainability science; ex post results; policy design; decarbonisation; environmental economics; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The world is currently heading for 3°C of global warming due to global excessive carbon emissions, and while science is producing the knowledge necessary to combat it, the radical change needed is not coming fast enough. Current political and economic paradigms hail carbon pricing as either the, or part of the solution to our carbon emissions problem. READ MORE

  2. 2. Value flows and transaction costs in the potential market for meadow biomass : the alternative use of meadow biomass

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Isabelle Lundholm; [2022]
    Keywords : mown meadows; meadow biomass; agricultural firms; value proposition; value creation; value capture; sustainable business model; market; transaction costs;

    Abstract : There is an urgency for agricultural firms to increase profitability in order to keep larger areas of meadows under maintenance. The alternative use of meadow biomass is a business opportunity for agricultural firms to increase revenue streams. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Social and Environmental Costs of the Water Management System of Chile: Inequalities in a Context of Scarcity

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Gianna Laura Angermayr; [2022]
    Keywords : Water Market; 1981 Water Code; Water Scarcity; Potable Water; Socio-ecological Justice; Power Relations; Agriculture; Campesinos; Indigenous Communities; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to present a more complete picture of Chile’s water management system in terms of the three pillars of sustainable development, namely regarding the social, environmental, and economic outcomes of the 1981 Water Code. The contribution of this research relies in the understanding of the law’s reproduction of socio- ecological inequalities and in the investigation of a possible link between commercial agricultural activities and prices of potable water in the sixteen administrative regions of Chile. READ MORE

  4. 4. Commit or Emit: The Sustainability Characteristics of Danish Companies with Net-Zero Pledges

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Christopher La Cour-Andersen; [2022]
    Keywords : Net-Zero; net-zero pledges; climate pledges; CSR; CSR in Denmark; MLP; carbon offsetting; LCA; disruptive innovation; sustainability system; PPPs; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the characteristics and sustainability strategies of Danish companies with certified climate targets and the distinction with net-zero targets. The probability of having a net-zero target is modelled with three explanatory variables – life cycle assessments (LCAs), disruptive innovation, and carbon offsetting. READ MORE

  5. 5. Optimised ESG portfolios. Does sustainability sacrifice profit?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Eric Hellstedt; [2022]
    Keywords : ESG; Sustainable investment; portfolio selection; portfolio optimisation; Sharpe ratio; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between ESG and portfolio investment. More specifically, we investigate if sustainable portfolios that focus on good ESG performance requires sacrificing profit or if it is possible to maintain a sustainable portfolio with a high financial gain. READ MORE