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Koop, Kelvin (author)
There is a lack of academic attention towards the relationship between local governments and circular economy social innovations. While academic evidence suggests that local governments and policymakers can positively affect the success of social innovations, there is a lack of in-depth studies on how exactly they support social innovation. The...
master thesis 2024
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Loudon, Joséphine (author)
This research critically examines Dutch water boards' journey towards the circular use of dredged sediment, set against the backdrop of water boards’ ambitious targets for circularity. Water boards, carrying the majority of responsibility for regional dredging, must navigate the surplus of approximately 40 million cubic meters of dredged...
master thesis 2024
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Goedkoop, Wessel (author)
master thesis 2023
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Verberne, Leon (author)
The Dutch government published a Climate Accord in 2019 which stated that all houses in the Netherlands should be heated without CO<sub>2</sub> emissions. The Dutch built environment is currently being heated with natural gas which forces actors within the heating system of the Dutch built environment to look for new technologies. At the same...
master thesis 2023
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Ravishankara, Amogh (author)
The aviation industry is one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonise. There is an urgent need to reduce emissions in order to meet its committed goal of achieving net-zero flying by 2050. Along with the existing and proposed decarbonization options such as electric aircraft, hydrogen fuel, and operational<br/>improvements, a hard-to-abate...
master thesis 2023
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Nithin Harish, Nithin (author)
Climate change stands as a monumental environmental challenge confronting the world today, with ongoing global manifestations. Within the transportation sector, the carbon-intense essence of petroleum-powered vehicles, finite fossil fuel reserves, and strides in technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, power electronics, and electric motors...
master thesis 2023
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Jeniš, Karel (author)
GIS bottom-up analysis of the material stock of construction materials (concrete, bricks, mortar) in buildings in Brno, Czech Republic.
master thesis 2023
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Andringa, Sybe (author)
With what objectives do policymakers make transport policy? This fundamental question is subject to a paradigm shift within transport policymaking in the Netherlands. There is an increasing call to let go of the predominant focus on economic well-being and consider a broader notion of well-being instead. However, how exactly this 'broad...
master thesis 2023
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Kumar, Arnav (author)
The demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and wind turbines have been rising significantly in the EU as the EU wants to become carbon neutral by 2050 and generate 40% of its energy through renewable sources in order to avoid climate change and its consequences. However, both these technologies use several critical raw materials essential for their...
master thesis 2022
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Tan, Chia Wu (author)
In recent years, there has been an emergence of the concept of “circular economy (CE)”, which promises to close the loop in terms of resource extraction consumption in the prevailing economic paradigm. This promises environmental and socioeconomic benefits, but the risk exists where the benefits of the circular transition might be unevenly...
master thesis 2022
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Post, Suzanne (author)
The modern world is under great pressure to fight climate change and limit global temperature rises to a sustainable level. As part of new mitigation strategies, the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) emerged after the compliance markets materialized. Via the voluntary carbon market companies can offset their carbon emissions. The captured carbon is...
master thesis 2022
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van den Tooren, Bart (author)
The CE concept is a booming theme, and the attention on this subject is increasing every year. However, the increasing attention on this theme has not yet been translated into practice within the infrastructure sector to a sufficient degree. While much literature has been published on the topic of CE, no analysis on the identification of...
master thesis 2022
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SINGH, NIKHIL (author)
Climate change and ever-increasing energy consumption have become a pertinent topic of discussion around the world. There is an urgent need to lower the carbon footprint to meet the requirements of the Paris agreement. The government of India has introduced various policies such as Bachat Lamp Yojana and UJALA to push for energy-efficient...
master thesis 2022
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Steenkamp, Teun (author)
Plastic, the material that took the world in the 1950’s is nowadays not only seen<br/>positively. Plastic is literally everywhere and our modern way of life would not even be possible without it. However, when not managed and treated correctly plastic can affect modern day life significantly posing environmental risks and possible human health...
master thesis 2022
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Koning, Tim (author)
The world’s current food system is unsustainable and considering the increasing human population, there is a demand for innovations in the circular food production. Simultaneously, food security be­ comes a topic of interest as greenhouse gasses cause more extreme weather conditions. Vertical farming potentially plays a vital role in the food...
master thesis 2021
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Dixit, Shantanu (author)
Sustainability has, for a long time, been the ultimate target for social movements around the world. It has been deemed as a “wicked problem”, a problem which does not have a singular solution. To address this issue, the acceleration of sustainable start-ups is key. Sustainable start-ups or impact ventures are recognized as the fastest way to...
master thesis 2021
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Spil, Gwen (author)
The goal of this thesis is to understand the awareness for and the challenges of the EU conflict minerals regulation. In this thesis the following main question will be answered: How can companies and governance implement the European conflict minerals regulation 2017/821?
master thesis 2021
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Kleinendorst, Jay Jay (author)
The Dutch carpet tile industry is one of the most polluting and unsustainable industries worldwide, with a waste product that is only fit for landfilling. This thesis set out to model the industry and conclude on effective sustainability increasing measures. It was identified that the creation of one carpet tile (0.25 square meters) causes a...
master thesis 2020
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van Vliet, Martijn (author)
The increase in the global population and the shift towards a healthier diet is leading to several global challenges such as the growing demand for safe and healthy food and therefore also for growing media. The growing media sector is looking for sustainable alternative raw materials, but at the same time the global population needs to be...
master thesis 2020
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Carrasco Montejano, Jose (author)
Mexico is currently transitioning to a low-carbon electricity production that has a specific goal of producing at least 50\% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2050. Following the liberalization of its electricity sector in late 2013, private actors joined the Mexican government's efforts to increase the share of renewable energy;...
master thesis 2020
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