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Konsumtionens klimatpåverkan: En jämförande studie mellan två socioekonomiskt skilda bostadsområden, Araby och Söder i Växjö
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The world is in a stage of climate crisis where the average temperature is rising, with consequences such as, melting ice sheets, increasing sea levels, and floods. The climate panel of the UN, IPCC, has stated that this is a reaction of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. The most important gas is carbon dioxide, which contributes with 80 per cent to the on going climate crisis.

The increasing emissions of carbon dioxide are connected to human consumption patterns. This puts pressure on the earth, as humans demand more and more resources. Today the earth needs one and a half year to regenerate the resources humans’ demand of it, by the year 2030 we will need two planets in order to cope with this increasing demand of resources.

At a global level it is established that richer countries have a stronger consumption pattern than poorer, and thus generate higher levels of carbon dioxide emissions. The goal of this essay was to examine if this pattern appeared the same at a local level; to see if different socioeconomic profiles lead to variations regarding consumption and thus emissions of carbon dioxide.

This study has shown that socioeconomic factors play a part regarding sustainable development, where more wealthy residential areas contribute with higher levels of carbon dioxide emissions than the poorer do. Thus, what this essay has shown is that the global pattern is consistent with the local.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 46 p.
Keyword [sv]
Hållbar utveckling, konsumtion, klimatpåverkan och socioekonomiska profiler
National Category
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17261OAI: diva2:489641
Subject / course
Human Geography
Educational program
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-03 Last updated: 2012-02-06Bibliographically approved

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