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Hellstrand, S. & Dahlquist, E. (2017). Biologic resources. In: Natural Resources Available Today and in the Future: How to Perform Change Management for Achieving a Sustainable World: (pp. 93-156). Springer International Publishing
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2017 (English)In: Natural Resources Available Today and in the Future: How to Perform Change Management for Achieving a Sustainable World, Springer International Publishing , 2017, p. 93-156Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing, 2017
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37312 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-54263-8_4 (DOI)2-s2.0-85033352259 (Scopus ID)9783319542638 (ISBN)9783319542614 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2017-11-23Bibliographically approved
Berndtsson, M., Drake, L. & Hellstrand, S. (2017). Is circular economy a magic bullet?. In: Natural Resources Available Today and in the Future: How to Perform Change Management for Achieving a Sustainable World: (pp. 281-295). Springer International Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is circular economy a magic bullet?
2017 (English)In: Natural Resources Available Today and in the Future: How to Perform Change Management for Achieving a Sustainable World, Springer International Publishing , 2017, p. 281-295Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing, 2017
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37315 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-54263-8_11 (DOI)2-s2.0-85033356382 (Scopus ID)9783319542638 (ISBN)9783319542614 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2017-11-23Bibliographically approved
Dahlquist, E. & Hellstrand, S. (Eds.). (2017). Natural resources available today and in the future: How to perform change management for achieving a sustainable world. Springer International Publishing
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2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book focuses on providing an overview of all our available natural resources, considering the sustainability and potential for power generation of each. Energy efficiency prospects of each natural resource are examined in the context of society's key energy needs- Heating/cooling, Electric Power, Transportation and Industrial Production. Geography, climate and demographics are all discussed as key vectors impacting the comparative opportunities for self-sustenance around the globe. The authors provide in-depth coverage of renewable energy upscale and energy efficiency improvements in industry and society within a historical context, including a keen look at the variable effectiveness of different policy tools that have been used to support the transition away from unsustainable resource use. Finally, suggestions for more sustainable futures are provided, from improved policy measures, to new technological horizons in areas from offshore wind and marine energy to biogas and energy storage. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing, 2017
Series
Nat. Resour. Available Today and in the Future: How to Perform Chang. Manag. for Achiev. a Sustain. World
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38262 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-54263-8 (DOI)2-s2.0-85033352757 (Scopus ID)9783319542638 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved
Hellstrand, S. (2015). On the value of land. (Doctoral dissertation). Västerås: Mälardalen University
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2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The issue of sustainable development is once again moving the production factor land into the focus of economic theory and practise. There are three production factors, capital, labour and land. Land is a synonym to ecosystems. During the major part of the 20th century land in economic theory has been handled as a peripheral issue. The sustainability context implies a challenge to take land in proper consideration. That means to in an adequate way consider system characteristics that result in complex systems, such as thresholds, resilience, irreversibilities, and interdependencies between systems and system levels.

 The thesis examines

  • how land can be understood and handled in the context of a sustainable development,
  • the relations between land and society on a conceptual level and in operative terms,
  • the relations between system levels and between the three sustainability dimensions ecological, economic and social,
  • the importance of agriculture and animal production in a sustainable development. 

The major findings are that in contexts such as economically profitable and natural resource-efficient milk production; methods to measure sustainability performance of production systems generally; and societal strategies for management of natural resources that support economic and social development within ecological sustainability limits, three “laws” need to be handled appropriate: Liebig’s “Law” of the minimum, Shelford´s “Law” of tolerance, and the “Law” of diminishing return in biological-ecological productions systems.

The thesis identifies examples within dairy sciences, systems ecology, and engineering sciences that affect or may affect policies in real world systems from local to global level that can be substantially improved. In order to suggest relevant measures a tool-kit supporting a sustainable development have been generated, integrating contributions from agricultural sciences, systems ecology, economic theory, economic geography, applied environmental sciences and theories of complex systems. The thesis summarises around 30 years of professional experiences mainly within advanced consultancy, during which this tool-kit has been developed and applied. Evaluation of some applications afterwards shows relevance. For some of the examples analysed in the thesis, found weaknesses are such that global food security literally is threatened within one to twenty years.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2015
Series
Mälardalen University Press Dissertations, ISSN 1651-4238 ; 182
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Environmental Management
Research subject
Energy- and Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28018 (URN)978-91-7485-216-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-09-09, Delta, Mälardalens högskola, Västerås, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-27 Last updated: 2017-11-23Bibliographically approved
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