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KTH Broadens Commitment to Sustainability Education
KTH’s focus on environmental issues — underlined in 2011 with the appointment of a vice-president for sustainability — is gaining momentum with new targeted investments in education. The university’s administration has approved SEK 6.5 million ($964,000) for courses in environment and sustainable development studies.
National infrastructure plan leads to increased environmental impact
Today’s transport planning is in conflict with transport policy objectives and will produce an increased environmental impact. As a result, they don’t contribute to long-term sustainable transport services. These are some of the conclusions KTH researchers Göran Finnveden and Jonas Åkerman have found which will be presented at an international conference in Linköping tomorrow, 10 May.
Nanomaterial risks unclear
There are huge gaps in our knowledge of the effects of nanomaterials on health and the environment. This has been established by KTH researchers after mapping the risks and applications of the materials. The report was released today.
Taking stock of Obama's climate plan
US President Barack Obama’s recently-unveiled Climate Action Plan has provoked strong reactions in America; though it’s generally agreed the changes will have worldwide reverberations. Some of KTH’s experts on sustainable energy have their say on why that is – and why you should care.
Students examine KTH’s environmental track record
KTH’s work towards creating a sustainable campus has recently been analysed in essays by two students. In the essays Tevfik Ektas and André Wassberg examine KTH’s energy usage and put the institute’s environmental and sustainability work into an international perspective.
New Study Measures Life Cycle Social Impacts
A KTH research group has completed a Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) of a laptop computer. Going beyond the traditional LCA’s focus on environmental impacts over a product’s lifetime, this emerging new model studies a broader range of effects on human well-being. It’s the first peer-reviewed study to test social LCA on a complex product.
Waste could help fuel low carbon energy and transport
In a time when society – and nature itself – are threatened by climate change, it seems fair to ask: Does recycling still matter? Two KTH researchers say it does.