uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Rydén, Lars
Publications (10 of 37) Show all publications
Ruban, A. & Rydén, L. (2019). Introducing environmental auditing as a tool of environmental governance in Ukraine. Journal of Cleaner Production, 212, 505-514
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introducing environmental auditing as a tool of environmental governance in Ukraine
2019 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 212, p. 505-514Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper intends to describe and analyse the introduction, development and practice of environmental auditing in Ukraine and how it is affected by the EU-Ukraine integration process. Environmental auditing in Ukraine has combined features of both command-and-control and marked-based policy tools, which reflects a complex combination of influences from its Soviet past and international practices adopted as part of its transition to a market economy. Consequently, there are two types of environmental auditing: mandatory and voluntary, which, although based on different normative documents and having different objectives, largely rely on the same practitioners - environmental auditors. Environmental auditing in countries undergoing political and economic transition, like Ukraine, has not been studied before. A theoretical framework was developed for this purpose, consisting of 1) 'shift of policy paradigms' theory, 2) 'collective action' theory and 3) 'community of practice' theory. Several qualitative methods were used for data collection: literature review, semi-structure open-ended interviews, and participant/non-participant observations. The gathered data are summarised in a three-stage development of environmental auditing in Ukraine as preliminary (1991-2004), foundation (2004-2010) and stagnation (2010-2015) stages. Future EU-Ukraine integration will affect environmental auditing in Ukraine as the supremacy of European Law is accepted, mandatory and voluntary environmental auditing practices will follow different paths.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2019
Keywords
Environmental auditing, Environmental governance, Ukraine, EU-Ukraine integration process, Transition economy
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-378524 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.059 (DOI)000457952500043 ()
Available from: 2019-03-28 Created: 2019-03-28 Last updated: 2019-03-28Bibliographically approved
Rydén, L. (2015). Is Local Energy Supply a Main Road to Sustainability?. In: Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society And Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies: . Paper presented at Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society and Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies, JUN 27-30, 2012, Jurmala, LATVIA (pp. 19-31).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is Local Energy Supply a Main Road to Sustainability?
2015 (English)In: Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society And Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies, 2015, p. 19-31Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The use of local energy production as a strategy to improve energy safety, control costs and mitigate climate change is reviewed. Local energy is in practice equivalent to renewable energy. There are a large number of different sources of local energy production. Some of them, including solar electricity, energy efficient building and biogas production, are in rapid technical development. The use of local energy is estimated to be around 50 % in Sweden. A number of cases, mostly from Sweden and Europe, where local energy has been a strong and important policy are described. Networks of municipalities which work for local energy autonomy are found all over the world and some of them are reviewed. Typically a strong policy for local energy production creates substantial numbers of job opportunities and thus contributes to the local economy, provides social and environmental benefits, improves energy security, and reduces emissions of greenhouse gases.

Keywords
Local energy, Sustainable development, Energy security, Energy safety, Renewable energy, Energy mapping, Distributed generation, Energy autonomy, Energy efficiency, Transition towns, Case studies
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-301482 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-14883-0_2 (DOI)000380539300002 ()9783319148830 (ISBN)
Conference
Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society and Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies, JUN 27-30, 2012, Jurmala, LATVIA
Available from: 2016-08-23 Created: 2016-08-23 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved
Rydén, L. (2015). Technological Development and Lifestyle Changes. In: Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society And Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies: . Paper presented at Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society and Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies, JUN 27-30, 2012, Jurmala, LATVIA (pp. 113-124).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Technological Development and Lifestyle Changes
2015 (English)In: Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society And Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies, 2015, p. 113-124Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The debate on technology and life style most often raises the question if one or the other is necessary/sufficient for sustainable development. In this paper I intend to demonstrate that interactions between them is more complex, arguing that technological development leads to life style changes, and vice versa that life style changes fosters new ways to use technology. Five different areas are described to illustrate this. Population growth has decreased in developed countries because of economic growth, improved health care, better education, and family planning tools all of which may be seen as part of technological development; it has led to a completely new family life with fewer children and decreasing population growth. In developed urban areas we see a reduced car use among a younger generation as public transport is improving; ICT offers new possibilities to meet without moving, also reducing travelling. Sharing music and films on the Internet is part of the life of younger generation; also many other forms of sharing resources rather than owning them can be pointed out. Finally working life is dramatically influenced by new technologies as increased automation is expected to lead to reduced working hours, while the private time may be influenced by raising interest for urban agriculture. Most life style changes discussed seem to be beneficial for sustainability.

Keywords
Sustainable development, Life style changes, Technological development, Population growth, Mobility, Car use, ICT, Sharing resources, Working life, Urban agriculture
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-301484 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-14883-0_8 (DOI)000380539300008 ()9783319148830 (ISBN)
Conference
Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society and Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies, JUN 27-30, 2012, Jurmala, LATVIA
Available from: 2016-08-23 Created: 2016-08-23 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved
Berg, P. G. & Rydén, L. (2012). 11. Urbanisation and Urban-Rural Cooperation (1ed.). In: Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson (Ed.), Rural Development and Land Use (pp. 141-154). Uppsala: Baltic University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>11. Urbanisation and Urban-Rural Cooperation
2012 (English)In: Rural Development and Land Use / [ed] Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2012, 1, p. 141-154Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Baltic University Press, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Agriculture ; 3
Keywords
city, community, ecocity, ecological footprint, cityland
National Category
Landscape Architecture Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194023 (URN)978-91-86189-11-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-11 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2013-02-18Bibliographically approved
Rydén, L. (2012). 12. Living in the Baltic Waterscape (1ed.). In: Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson (Ed.), Rural Development and Land Use (pp. 155-161). Uppsala: Baltic University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>12. Living in the Baltic Waterscape
2012 (English)In: Rural Development and Land Use / [ed] Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2012, 1, p. 155-161Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Baltic University Press, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Agriculture ; 3
Keywords
shipping, waterfront, city, fishing, tourism, wetland
National Category
Landscape Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194024 (URN)978-91-86189-11-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-11 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2013-02-18Bibliographically approved
Rydén, L. (2012). 16. Energy Production in the Rural Landscape (1ed.). In: Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson (Ed.), Rural Development and Land Use (pp. 186-195). Uppsala: Baltic University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>16. Energy Production in the Rural Landscape
2012 (English)In: Rural Development and Land Use / [ed] Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2012, 1, p. 186-195Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Baltic University Press, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Agriculture ; 3
Keywords
renewable, Güssing, food, heating, hydropower, Streaming water electricity, wind, biomass, solar, wave, biogas, bio-ethanol, bio-diesel
National Category
Renewable Bioenergy Research Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194031 (URN)978-91-86189-11-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-11 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, K. L. & Rydén, L. (2012). 18. Spatial Planning and Management (1ed.). In: Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson (Ed.), Rural Development and Land Use (pp. 205-227). Uppsala: Baltic University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>18. Spatial Planning and Management
2012 (English)In: Rural Development and Land Use / [ed] Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2012, 1, p. 205-227Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Baltic University Press, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
EHSA Book 3: Rural Development and Land Use Rural Development and Land Use Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Agriculture ; 3
Keywords
EU, framwork directive, environmental impact assessment, Via Baltica, Rospuda, Vision Gotland, sustainability indicators, MUE25
National Category
Landscape Architecture Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194034 (URN)978-91-86189-11-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-11 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2013-02-18Bibliographically approved
Pedersen, K. H. & Rydén, L. (2012). 22. Policy and Policy Instruments (1ed.). In: Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson (Ed.), Rural Development and Land Use (pp. 259-273). Uppsala: Baltic University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>22. Policy and Policy Instruments
2012 (English)In: Rural Development and Land Use / [ed] Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2012, 1, p. 259-273Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Baltic University Press, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Agriculture ; 3
Keywords
policy-making, tragedy of the commons, ecosystem, constitution, world justice project, lake Tang
National Category
Landscape Architecture Public Administration Studies Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194043 (URN)978-91-86189-11-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-11 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2013-02-18Bibliographically approved
Rydén, L. (2012). 4. The Baltic Waterscape: Lakes, Wetlands, Rivers and the Sea (1ed.). In: Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson (Ed.), Rural Development and Land Use (pp. 58-70). Uppsala: Baltic University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>4. The Baltic Waterscape: Lakes, Wetlands, Rivers and the Sea
2012 (English)In: Rural Development and Land Use / [ed] Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2012, 1, p. 58-70Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Baltic University Press, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Agriculture ; 3
Keywords
drainage basin, catchment, climate, eutropication, acidification, pollution, hydropower
National Category
Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Resources
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-193849 (URN)978-91-86189-11-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-06 Created: 2013-02-06 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Rydén, L. (2012). 5. Mountains and Tundra: Landscapes of Beauty and Wilderness (1ed.). In: Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson (Ed.), Rural Development and Land Use (pp. 71-76). Uppsala: Baltic University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>5. Mountains and Tundra: Landscapes of Beauty and Wilderness
2012 (English)In: Rural Development and Land Use / [ed] Lars Rydén and Ingrid Karlsson, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2012, 1, p. 71-76Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Baltic University Press, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Agriculture ; 3
Keywords
Tatra, Carpathians, Sudeten, fjell, sami, mining
National Category
Physical Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-193852 (URN)978-91-86189-11-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-06 Created: 2013-02-06 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Organisations

Search in DiVA

Show all publications