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  • 1.
    Edlund, Fredrik
    Karlstads Univ, Environm & Energysyst, Karlstad, Sweden..
    The Function and Perception of Urban Ecosystem Services in the Society2020In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 15-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The urban development that is now taking place globally has led to the most extensive permanent land use that has caused ecosystems to be destroyed and the depletion of natural resources. Today, about 50% of the world's population lives in urbanized cities and by 2030 it is estimated to be about 70%. The fact that we gather in larger numbers in cities means that we transport large volumes of resources to these areas, which gives rise to waste and emissions, which places a burden on the neighboring environment to the it's limits. This leads to problems for both human health and society's economy, which is because the ecosystems that help us, collapse. To counter this, a better urban planning is required which includes the environment in society as ecosystem services. The problem with ecosystem services is that they do not have a commercial value, which makes it difficult to implement since they do not indicate any economic gain. Therefore, it is necessary to increase knowledge about how they contribute so that they can be correlated to how they contribute to society from three aspects: economic, social, environmental.

  • 2.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences (from 2013).
    Environmental Life-cycle Analysis as a tool for sustainability studies: A complete learning experience.2019In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 79-85Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Norwegian University for Science & Technology, Norway.
    Future prospects of industrial ecology as a set of tools for sustainable development2012In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 77-80Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Norwegian University for Science & Technology, Norway.
    Interpreting sustainability using Robert Pirsig's quality levels: LILA-An Enquiry Into Morals2011In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 62-66Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Norwegian University for Science & Technology, Norway.
    Sisyphean struggle or Pyrrhic victory ?2014In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 73-77Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Norwegian University for Science & Technology, Norway.
    Sustainable Development as a single measure: Case study of some developing Asian countries2015In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 31-42Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.
    Sustainable development: The four-fold path for governance2013In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 63-66Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Hydraul & Environm Engn, SP Andresensv 5,Valgrinda Campus, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway.
    Time for the intellect to take over from the mind2012In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 96-98Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Norwegian University of Science, Oslo, Norway.
    Triple bottom line approach to individual and global sustainability (Translated into Polish).2010In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 29-37Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Industrial ecology is founded on analogies and lateral thinking, borrowing and adapting, and opening up the frontiers of imagination and innovativeness to make the road to sustainable development more tractable. Talking of the key role mankind needs to play to make sustainable development a reality, a wonderful analogy is uncovered – between holistic individual human development and the triple bottom line approach (economic, social and environmental) to sustainable progress of humanity as a whole on the surface of the earth. An individual starts off from gross materialism (body) but needs to aim for the right blend of physical, emotional and spiritual advancement in life. When all individuals do so, a lop-sided socio-economic techno-sphere will gradually metamorphose into a fully-evolved one. Paradoxically, individuals need to delve in and comprehend their spiritual selves, for the technosphere to fan out and embrace the earth of which it is just a small component.

  • 10.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences (from 2013).
    Where science fails, outdated religion provides clues2017In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 119-122Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Solutions to challenges, and answers to questions are often to be found in what he normally overlook, downplay and reject and deny. The Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you of the Holy Bible refers to seeking there where one normally would not expect to find anything. The caste-system which prevailed in ancient Hindu society (and still does, though not as prominently as before) does have some hidden lessons for the modern Hindu (in India or in the wider Indian diaspora), which could be very valuable for sustainable development.

  • 11.
    Govindarajan, Venkatesh
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences (from 2013).
    Kjeang, Are
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences (from 2013).
    Surveys as Means of Understanding User-behaviour with Respect to Energy Usage in Households, Prior to Decision-making to Promote Sustainability2020In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 119-134Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Households account for varying shares of total energy usage in countries, depending on the degree of industrialization. In order to design effective policy instruments and set appropriate levels for subsidies, knowing the attitudes and perceptions of users with respect to energy usage and energy saving is always the first step. In this article, the authors have first presented a comparative analysis and critique of selected recently-published surveys (2018) related to energy use in households, from around the world, before applying the sustainability-thinking paradigm to their own regional survey of close to 300 single-family households (detached houses and row houses) carried out in Karlstad (south-central Sweden), to obtain insights into user attitudes and preferences-categorised into the three dimensions of sustainability-when it comes to energy usage or decision-making with regard to retrofits or new energy-using / energy-saving installations in households. Each of the dimensions is characterised by three criteria which respondents have rated on a Likert's scale of 0 to 4 (not important to very important). The findings from this survey will open up a new way of thinking about the heterogeniety of energy users (which needs to be respected), for decision-makers and energy-advisers, who could subsquently strengthen their interaction and communication with them.

  • 12.
    Johansson, T.
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences (from 2013).
    Pirouzfar, P.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences (from 2013).
    Sustainability challenges in energy use behaviour in households: Comparative review of selected survey-based publications from developed and developing countries2019In: Problemy Ekorozwoju, ISSN 1895-6912, E-ISSN 2080-1971, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 33-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This review paper studies the differences in the energy use behaviour in households in developing and developed countries, by focus on a geographically diverse selection of publications. The study has been divided into sections in which energy use, socio-economic factors, policies and the methods used in the surveys have been investigated. The main motivation of the study was to understand user behavioural patterns influencing energy consumption (or reduction in use), and the effect of varying socio-demographic factors on the same. The methodologies adopted in the papers reviewed have been compared. Surveys were prioritized in the examined papers to see if there was an pattern in household energy use and which behaviours affected this. For the developing countries door knocking were the most used strategy to get hold of information. For the developed countries surveys online were the most effective strategy. In Japan and Norway clear differences could be seen due to the culture of the countries, which affected the households energy use. For the developing countries energy here is not predominantly electricity. Biofuels and kerosene were the most common fuels used for the daily life of the residents in the developing countries. A transition from these fuels to more modern energy is happening right now in the 21st century. The government have a big impact on the households energy use and the governments for the different countries prioritize differently as seen in Kuwait where they subsidy 90 % of the final electricity for the households thus increases the energy use significantly which have a negative sustainable development effect. While on the other hand the government in Zambia decided to shut down the whole electricity grid for eight hours per day during a two year period of time to save energy. Effective strategies for reducing energy use, according to most of the publications, are tailor-made information and feedback to users, and clear outlining of goals by the decision-makers, for both the developed countries and the developing countries. Future research should focus on effective formulation of the feedback provided to users.

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