Category Archives: Working Papers

Material Flow Analysis, Discourse Analysis and the Rhetorics of (Ecological) Economics

Luks, F. & Hammer, M. (2003)
NEDS Working Paper 1, 03/2003.
Scientific analysis of processes leading to (un-)sustainability often focus on either the material aspects (environmental impact assessment, material flow analysis) or – far less often – on the symbolic aspects of the issue. The concept of discourse offers the chance to pay attention to [...]

Sustainable Urban Development in the City of Narva, Estonia

Schnepf, D. & Strasser, S.
This paper is based on the eCommunity project (http://www.narvaplan.ee/e-com/). The projects aim was to create an internet based management tool for sustainable urban planning in the City of Narva; able to involve the citizens as well as the decision makers and the administration of the Narva Municipality. The tool implements [...]

Intervention paper 4: “The Investment Governance Policy Advocated by the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), Vienna, Austria”

Ruddy, T.
This series of ‘intervention papers’ is hosted by SERI in order to give a platform to individual experts for giving a personal contribution to on-going review debates of the EU Strategy of Sustainable Development. As a rule, they have been inspired by debates within the thematic network ‘Sustainability Strategy’, funded within the 5th [...]

Intervention paper 5: “Science for governance: the challenges posed by Integrated Assessment”

Giampietro, M.
This series of ‘intervention papers’ is hosted by SERI in order to give a platform to individual experts for giving a personal contribution to on-going review debates of the EU Strategy of Sustainable Development. As a rule, they have been inspired by debates within the thematic network ‘Sustainability Strategy’, funded within the 5th [...]

Intervention paper 6: “Intervention Paper from a Gender perspective: The Review of the European Union Sustainable Development Strategy”

Paust-Lassen, P. (2006)
This series of ‘intervention papers’ is hosted by SERI in order to give a platform to individual experts for giving a personal contribution to on-going review debates of the EU Strategy of Sustainable Development. As a rule, they have been inspired by debates within the thematic network ‘Sustainability Strategy’, funded within the [...]

Intervention paper 7: “Public Health – Threats, Concerns and Key Actions”

Czeskleba-Dupont, R. (2006)
This series of ‘intervention papers’ is hosted by SERI in order to give a platform to individual experts for giving a personal contribution to on-going review debates of the EU Strategy of Sustainable Development. As a rule, they have been inspired by debates within the thematic network ‘Sustainability Strategy’, funded within the [...]

Intervention paper 8: Civil Society

Andreis, S., Pianta, M. & Zola, D.
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Intervention paper 9: Challenges and key questions about European energy policy

Kaivo-oja, J., Luukkanen, J. & Vehmas, J.
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Intervention paper 10: Challenges and key questions about European climate policy

Kaivo-oja, J., Luukkanen, J. & Vehmas, J.
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Material flow analyses of the regions of Hamburg, Vienna and Leipzig

Hammer, M. & Giljum, S. (2006)
NEDS Working Paper. No. 6, Hamburg.
The paper describes the material consumption in the regions of Hamburg and Leipzig for the years 1992-2001 and for the region of Vienna for the years 1995-2003. With a so called material flow analysis (MFA) the total consumption of materials has been accounted [...]

 

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