Uppsala University Graduate School in Sustainability Studies (GRASS)

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Sustainable destination development

Here we focus on the intersection between UN’s Global Goal 17 on Partnership for Sustainable Development, and the need for collaboration and cooperation in destination development. We investigate the challenges within the tourism industry and the possibilities of tackling sustainability challenges by implementing sustainability labelling and eco-tourism. We also explore how the interplay between sustainability, cultural heritage, islandness and tourism is designed, negotiated and practiced, and its implication for sustainable development and destination development.

Department of Earth Sciences • Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering • Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

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Gotland’s sustainable energy system transition: resources, demand and planning

How can a 100% renewable energy system for Gotland be achieved with respect to resource availability, energy demand and social sustainability in different future scenarios? The project is divided into three separate, but closely interconnected, PhD projects that focus on resources, demand or planning issues.

Department of Earth Sciences • Department of Earth Sciences • Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

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Getting the balance right? Applying legislation when seeking a balance between energy transition and conservation of cultural value

The aim of this project is to explore how existing legislation manages to balance the goals of sustainable energy consumption on the one hand and conservation of cultural heritage values on the other hand. Specifically, this concerns insulation, window replacement and isolar panels on historic buildings.

Department of Law • Department of Art History

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Digital innovation for sustainable consumption

The aim of this project is to investigate the potential of digital systems to support customers to make sustainable consumption decisions. This includes, for example, deepening our understanding of how consumers consider different kinds of information, and the development of store environments, both physical and online.

Department of Business Studies • Department of Informatics and Media

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Last modified: 2022-02-01