Essays about: "the Zero Contribution Thesis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 essays containing the words the Zero Contribution Thesis.

  1. 1. How to influence environmentally friendly behaviour : The effect of choice architecture

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Miljövetenskap

    Author : Veronica Dagarp; Joanna Wännman; [2021]
    Keywords : Nudging; Choice architecture; the Zero Contribution Thesis; Social Norms; Climate change;

    Abstract : In the debate on how to present and prevent climate change, the opinions have been conflicted. Some argue that a pessimistic projection will trigger a doomsday-effect and others argue that an optimistic projection enhances the risk of remaining passive. However, there is a fine line between what is too optimistic and too pessimistic. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mitigating climate change, one hamburger at a time : a discourse analysis of how MAX Burgers AB communicates their carbon offsetting — and how customers perceive it

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Alice Andrews; [2020]
    Keywords : Sustainability Science; climate change mitigation; carbon dioxide removal; green governmentality; ecological modernisation; civic environmentalism; conduct of conduct; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Carbon offsetting through forest sequestration in the Global South has become an increasingly common way for companies to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions and thereby sell products and services with net zero emissions. In Sweden, fast food company MAX Burgers AB goes even further. READ MORE

  3. 3. Eco-efficiency in Swedish dairy farms : incorporating sustainability into the measure of eco-efficiency

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Elin Martinsson; [2020]
    Keywords : dairy farms; eco-efficiency; environmental pressures; planetary boundaries;

    Abstract : This thesis introduces a novel method to incorporate absolute values of GHG emissions into the measure of eco-efficiency. The aim is to assess eco-efficiency in Swedish dairy farms and adjusting the scores towards a threshold of absolute levels of GHG emissions using the proposed method. READ MORE

  4. 4. Negative energy elasticity and a model for the behavior of the residual strain in doubly cross-linked gels fabricated by shear strain

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Polymerkemi

    Author : Therese You; [2020]
    Keywords : Polymer gel; Tetra-PEG; hydrogels; doubly cross-linked gels; shear modulus; energy elasticity;

    Abstract : Doubly cross-linked gels were fabricated based on tetra-poly(ethylene glycol) (Tetra-PEG) by shear strain. These are gels with two network structures present in the same polymeric network. The second network structure is introduced by applying a mechanical field to the first natural network structure. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mapping and investigation of carbon emissions from incineration of plastics : A thesis investigation on common polymers and how they should be managed

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM)

    Author : Amelie Gustafsson; [2020]
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    Abstract : In November 2016 did the city of Stockholm adapt a strategy on by 2040 only utilizing fossil free fuel in alignment with the national target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2045. District heating is a well-established technology in Sweden heating about 50 % of the Swedish households and was in 2015 responsible for 58 % of the total energy demand in buildings and households. READ MORE