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Browsing by Subject "Sustainability"

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  • Saviolidis, Nína María (University of Iceland, School of Social Science, Faculty of Business Administration, 2021-06)
    The necessity of a sustainability transition i.e. large scale transformation to solve grand societal challenges at all levels is not debated. How to go about achieving these necessary transitions is the question. The role and contribution of economic ...
  • Cooper, Elizabeth Ann; Spinei, Michelle; Varnajot, Alix (Emerald, 2019-12-18)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on the Sourtoe Cocktail, a custom in Dawson City, Canada’s Yukon, in which participants drink a shot of alcohol with a dehydrated human toe in it. Springing from a local legend, the thrill-inducing ...
  • Gísladóttir, Jóhanna; Sigurgeirsdóttir, Sigurbjörg; Ragnarsdóttir, Kristín Vala; Stjernquist, Ingrid (2021-06-30)
    The aim of this paper is to enhance understanding of factors that undermine sustainable management of renewable resources by identifying and analyzing the main drivers and dynamics involved, with a focus on the role of corruption perceptions and its ...
  • Jónsson, Örn Daníel; Rastrick, Ólafur (Springer Nature, 2017-03-08)
    Background: The article explores the significance of abundant geothermal resources Icelanders enjoy, the comfort of inexpensively heated homes and easily accessible year-round public spaces where young and old can gather irrespective of social standing, ...
  • Chen, Wenhao; Jafarzadeh, Sepideh; Thakur, Maitri; Olafsdottir, Gudrun; Mehta, Shraddha; Bogason, Sigurður G.; Holden, Nicholas M. (Elsevier, 2021-08-20)
    Animal-based food supply chains lead to significant environmental impacts, which can be influenced by production systems, distribution networks and consumption patterns. To develop strategy aimed at reducing the environmental impact of animal-based ...
  • Margrete Meltzer, Helle; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Trolle, Ellen; Eneroth, Hanna; Fogelholm, Mikael; Ydersbond, Trond Arild; Birgisdottir, Bryndis Eva (MDPI AG, 2019-09-18)
    "The Nordic diet" is an umbrella term that encompasses any interpretation that combines Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDGs) with local Nordic foods. The five Nordic countries have collaborated on Nordic Nutrition Recommendations for forty years, ...
  • Nedelciu, Claudiu (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences, 2021-02)
    Phosphorus is an essential yet irreplaceable macronutrient for agriculture and thus plays a key role in global food security. Most of the phosphate fertilizers are produced from phosphate rock, a finite mineral resource that is mined and processed at ...
  • Atlason, Reynir Smari; Oddsson, Gudmundur V.; Unnthorsson, Runar (Springer Nature, 2017-09-07)
    Heat pumps use the temperature difference between inside and outside areas to modify a refrigerant, either for heating or cooling. Doing so can lower the need for external heating energy for a household to some extent. The eventual impact depends on ...
  • Sigmarsdóttir, Margrét; Forgatch, Marion S.; Guðmundsdóttir, Edda Vikar; Thorlacius, Örnólfur; Svendsen, Gøye Thorn; Tjaden, Jolle; Gewirtz, Abigail H. (Informa UK Limited, 2018-06-07)
    Objectives—This study evaluated implementation outcomes in three European countries of GenerationPMTO, an evidence-based parenting intervention for child and adolescent behavior problems. Method—The implementation approach was full transfer, in which ...
  • Jordan, Karen (University of Iceland, 2022-04)
    This doctoral thesis contributes to the discussion on teaching the values aspect of environmental and sustainability education (ESE). Although fostering values is promoted within ESE, and a shift in values seen as essential for a sustainable future, ...
  • Pálsdóttir, Auður (LUMA Centre, 2017)
    In 2008 the law on Teacher Educationin Iceland was changed. Since then, to receive a licence to teach at preschool, compulsory school or upper secondary school level one needs a master’s degree instead of a bachelor degree. In 2011 a new ...
  • Ramesh, R.; Chen, Z.; Cummins, V.; Day, J.; D’Elia, C.; Dennison, B.; Forbes, D.L.; Glaeser, B.; Glaser, M.; Glavovic, B.; Kremer, H.; Lange, M.; Larsen, Joan Nymand; Le Tissier, M.; Newton, A.; Pelling, M.; Purvaja, R.; Wolanski, E. (Elsevier BV, 2015-12)
    The Land–ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) project was established in 1993 as a core project of the International Geosphere–Biosphere Programme (IGBP) to provide the science knowledge to answer “How will changes in land use, sea level and ...
  • Sigurjónsson, Hafþór Ægir; Cook, David; Davíðsdóttir, Brynhildur; Bogason, Sigurður G. (Elsevier, 2021-11)
    The climate impacts of deep enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) have been understudied in the academic literature. Using life-cycle analysis (LCA) conducted in accordance with ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 standards, this paper explores the climate change ...
  • Nilsson, Annika E.; Larsen, Joan Nymand (MDPI AG, 2020-01-31)
    Since the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015, efforts are underway to identify indicators for monitoring progress. However, perceptions of sustainability are scale and place specific, and there has also been a call for ...
  • Sverdrup, Harald Ulrik; Olafsdottir, Anna; Ragnarsdottir, Kristin Vala (Elsevier BV, 2019-12)
    The long-term supply sustainability of copper, zinc and lead was assessed. Copper will not run into physcal scarcity in the future, but increased demand and decreased resource quality will cause significant price increases. The copper price is suggested ...
  • Kokorsch, Matthias; Benediktsson, Karl (Springer Nature, 2018-04)
    Icelandic fish stocks underwent privatisation in 1990, when existing fishing quotas were made fully transferable. The country’s system of individual transferable quotas has since been held up as a paragon of virtue for sustainable fisheries. This might ...
  • Seikkula-Leino, Jaana; Jónsdóttir, Svanborg Rannveig; Håkansson-Lindqvist, Marcia; Westerberg, Mats; Eriksson-Bergström, Sofia (2021-11-19)
    The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the European Union’s strategies both set goals for solving environmental challenges faced by societies and communities. As part of solving these challenges, both the UN and the EU stress the ...
  • Spittler, Nathalie (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2019-12)
    A holistic understanding of the underlying dynamics of sustainable energy system development and its effects on socio-economic and environmental aspects, in different national contexts, is necessary for improved decision making with regards to sustainable ...
  • Sverdrup, Harald Ulrik; Olafsdottir, Anna (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-08-13)
    How mercury flows from geological sources to society and to the environment was modelled for this study. The industrial dynamics of mercury was modelled and included in the integrated assessment model WORLD7. The simulated mercury losses were used as ...
  • Jóhannesson, Sigurður (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2021-03)
    The call for a sustainable development of human societies is becoming ever louder. The term sustainability has as a result become thoroughly incorporated into everyday speech, not least among politicians. For the term to hold any meaning some quantitative ...